If you are looking to buy a second hand 4 x 4 then the BMW X3 is a great choice. Whether you are looking for something that is only a few years old or over ten years old, the X3 has been a popular choice for some time. There are a number of different types of 4 x 4 vehicles or SUV’s on the market and it can be hard to know which one is right for you If you are serious about going off road or need something that can handle driving down tight dirt tracks then you may decide to go for a Land Rover or a pick up style truck. These vehicles can cope well with a number of different terrains and are usually quite hard wearing. They do tend to hold their value through so if money is tight, these may not be an option for you. Often older models do drop a bit in price but if you are paying anything less than about six thousand pounds you will usually be looking for something that has done in excess of 130,000 miles. If you are buying a vehicle that has done this many miles it is likely that it will need some money spending on it and many parts may need to be replaced in the near future.
The X3 has it all, it has the four wheel drive and off road handling you would expect but also offers comfort and great motorway driving experiences too. This SUV is not the best for going off road but can handle bumpy roads and terrains that a normal hatch back may struggle with. It has plenty of leg room for passengers and the boot space is perfect for those looking for something that will easily carry the weekly shop. They come is a range of engines such as the 2.0 litre diesel and 3.0 litre diesel which are surprisingly economical. The insurance may be a little higher on this than your standard family saloon but if you have no claims bonus and have been driving for a while, it shouldn’t break the bank.
Before buying any used car it is import to do your research, you need to find out if the vehicle has been looked after. Check if it has any service history and when the last one was carried out. You should also look at previous MOT’s to find out if there are any advisories that may need to be rectified this time round. Even with full service history and clean MOT’s there is no guarantees that something will not go wrong, which is why it is always a good idea to get the vehicle checked over by a mechanic or pay for an AA check before purchasing.