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BMW X3 vs. Volkswagen Eos Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending September 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2015 - 2016 BMW X3
67.1428571429% Best 155% Worst
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2011 - 2014 BMW X3
77.4285714286% Best 173% Worst
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2004 - 2010 BMW X3
68.2857142857% Best 157% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the BMW X3

BMW X3 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Not a single issue in over three years of ownership. SA at BMW store stated X3s have much fewer problems than most other BMW vehicles. full 2008 BMW X3 review
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I’ve only encountered the most minor problems – a bad airbag sensor in a seat and a bad Sirius radio tuner. Otherwise, it’s been problem-free driving for almost 30K miles. full 2006 BMW X3 review
2006 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
not lots of gizmos and trinkets to break - interior simple and well made - even at high mileage it looks new! switches, buttons all high quality full 2006 BMW X3 review
BMW X3 Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Ride qualities have necessitated two visits to the dealership along with one two-night stay in the first month of ownership. The tailgate latch has begun to stick where it will neither open or close completely. full 2009 BMW X3 review
2008 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
After a long trip, a downshift in the driveway from 2nd to 1st was missed accompanied by slippage and loud noises. In test drive around the neighborhood it continued. Next morning was ok. Dealer unable to find any computer log of event. full 2008 BMW X3 review
2004 4dr SUV 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed manual AWD
Frequent expensive repairs from past experiance full 2004 BMW X3 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Volkswagen

Volkswagen Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
My car has 45,000 miles on it, and I haven't done anything to it but the scheduled maintenence. full 2009 Volkswagen review
Volkswagen Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Hardtop conv. turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Beginning 1,000 miles after I took delivery, I had problems with entry access and recognition of key that took 4 times back at the dealer before they were resolved. The problems did get resolved on the 4th time back permanently, and since then the car has been trouble free. full 2012 Volkswagen review