Is a 2008 BMW X3 reliable for a college student?



I am currently looking at a 2008 BMW x3 with almost 115,000 miles on it and one owner. I am about to be traveling to college and am not sure if it is reliable enough. Have any suggestions?


Somebody here is going to say it, might as well be me. Best advice is to take it to a shop for a pre purchase inspection.


Others will say THIS as well…

This is not the kind of car you should be buying to take to college. A 10 year old German car that is very expensive to repair. One that has reliability issues once the mileage gets up around 100K. I strongly suggest you find a US or Japanese brand of similar size. You will likely get more for your money and far, far less expense keeping it running.

Good Luck


The X3 looks great! My friends have INFINITI G35 however, it has less room inside/cargo space. Good luck cheers.