2004 BMW X3 3.0 Consignment – SOLD!

Hey Cool Car Fans,

Last night I sold a really cool black with brown leather interior 2004 BMW X3 to a woman who traded in her 2001 BMW X5. She was definitely a BMW fan and the guy I sold it for was as well, but he had been given a new vehicle to drive for his job, so he didn’t need it any longer.


I consign quite a few vehicles for people throughout the year and it’s pretty cool when it works out for both parties like this one did. She wanted it checked out by her personal mechanic, which was fine, and all he recommended was having the rear brakes done.  The seller agreed and he even threw in a set of Winter snow tires for her.  How cool is that?

I structured the financing and handled her trade, so that the payments worked for her and I was able to get her financed at a good rate through one of the lenders that I have a relationship with through JFR & Associates, where I hang my license.


It’s a cool vehicle and I thought I would list it here at CoolCarGuy.com with some of the photos that were taken when it was placed online for sale. This is a very popular small SUV in the high-end car market and 2004 was the first year of the BMW X3.

In 2004 the X3 was a new SUV from BMW.  It’s only slightly smaller than the X5, but the X3 is more than 600 pounds lighter and features the all-new xDrive all-wheel drive and traction system that automatically transfers more torque to the front wheels when needed, which was a really cool feature in 2004.  It also came in a smaller 2.5l engine and the larger 3.0 motor with 225hp like this one.

The 2001 BMW X5 she traded with over 128,000 miles still wholesaled for $7,500, so BMW’s are still bringing some bling with high miles.

Here are some of the options that this vehicle came equipped with…

2004 BMW X3 3.0i Vehicle Options
Air Conditioning
Owners Manual
Alarm System
Passenger Airbag
Alloy Wheels
Power Locks
Power Mirrors
Anti-Lock Brakes
Power Seats
Bucket Seats
Power Steering
Power Windows
Cruise Control
Rear Defroster
Driver Airbag
Sun Roof
Extra Keys
Tilt Wheel
Keyless Entry
Tinted Windows
Memory Seats

Snapshot Details

EPA Fuel Economy:City: 16 – 17   Highway: 23 – 25
Available Engines:184-hp, 2.5-liter I-6 (premium)
225-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
Available Transmissions:5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
6-speed manual w/OD

New or Notable

What I Like

“Intelligent” xDrive AWD
Two inline-six-cylinder engines
Hill Descent Control
Youthful BMW styling
Low center of gravity
xDrive operation
Ride comfort
Transmission operation
Driving ease

Cool Car Guy Rating: Very Cool


John Boyd

Auto Consultant – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy

John is an auto consultant with his license at a car dealership in Denver, Colorado. He can help you save time and money on any make or model, new or used, lease or purchase – nationwide! Call or email John about your next vehicle! jboyd@coolcarguy.com or Twitter @coolcarguy