2001 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

2001 BMW 3 Series Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 58 reviews
"power" 45 reviews
"handling" 39 reviews
"fuel economy" 30 reviews
"build quality" 16 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 15 reviews
"high maintenance" 14 reviews
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"expensive part" 6 reviews

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dkirch bought one because:
dkirch
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BMW Because it was a convertible and for Handling, Power, Looks. I love sports and good handling cars and have always had a convertible sports car over the years which included a 59 Austin Healy bug eye sprite, 2-MGB's a 67 & 74, 71 Fiat 124 Spider, 74 Triumph TR6 and a SAAB 900 Convertible. Not all were convertibles 74 Alfa GTV one of my favorite cars of all time, 11 SAABs all turbos from various 900 and 93 models including an SPG. I love SAABs and the rush of their turbo boost as well as their versatility, they are truly an underrated and under appreciated car. I still have a 93 to this day. Can't believe the amount and size of things I can haul in a fun to drive car.

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Powerful engine, handles like a dream

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Light weight, RWD  in winter, repair costs

dmlinvestllc
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Pocket Rocket — Maintenance costs when you take it to BMW are crazy high. Runs like a race car. Handles well, great gas milage. Find a good BMW individual repair shop. This 2 door coupe will fly down the road, great for weekend fun drives

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2001 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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Handling! This car is very well balanced and is pure driving enjoyment. Great engine torque throughout the RPM range. Styling. Simplicity of the interior.

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Lack of cup holders & storage space. Can be expensive to maintain at times.

Mdcook
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Great Balance Of Driving Enjoyment And Practicality — The BMW 330i is a great car. It's styling still looks great and not too outdated. The 3.0 I6 power is respectable for the size of the car and builds torque quickly. The 5 speed is predictable and gives ample feedback. Overall this is a great car with few drawbacks.

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excellant  handling, fuel economy, and roomy enough for a family of 4

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headliner comes loose

Wharman201
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Great Car For Anyone 16-100 — If all cars would be made with as much quality and precision, people would not have to buy a new one every 5 to 6 years. I think all makers should follow quality standards of BMW. My wife loves them more than she love me!!!!!!

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2001 BMW 3 Series 325xi Review
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love the car one of the best e46

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u need a good mechanic >)

BGmotorsportM
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Ultimate Driving Machine — loved all ///Great car :) wow i guess i have to tell u guys all about it :) well first BMW loved it at first sight , enjoy all my morning drives to work , my dog loves it :) wife loves it and it has never left me wanting BMWperformance all the way and at 165000 miles it runs as strong and legit as the day i first drove it ...............40 words is a lot .... :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Great car.

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Nothing

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Best Car I Have Had Thus Far — This BMW was great. Great looking car which gets compliments 13 years later. Very reliable and it still looks like brand new after 13 years. There are no major problems with it and is much more reliable than any other car I have had.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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The handling is incredible

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Nothing I don't like about this car

carlc
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Ultimate Driving Machine For Sure — These cars offer enjoyment of driving like no car I have ever driven. Acceleration, Handling, Braking, not to mention Stability Control are all outstanding. Though a bit expensive they are worth every dime, especially if you can find a good used one!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Luxury
Sporty
AWD

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Expensive Maintenance
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ADVANTAGEAUTO
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2001 Bmw 3 Series 330xi — Super quiet, supremely comfy, surprising luxuries, and sexy to drive. Styling is essentially timeless; so simple and solid, but very thoughtful. The engine is perfectly matched to the car, silky and on a hair-trigger. Handling, obviously, is absolutely superb. Overall outstanding performance and reliability.

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Great fuel economy and fun all around car

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Repair costs are high (as with any BMW)

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Love It — I've had this car for 7 years now, and have had very few major repairs. With a regular maintenance schedule, the engine and transmission are running strong with almost 160,000 miles on the car! I've had to replace the clutch, alternator and brake rotors (normal wearing parts) but that is it! This car still has great looks even being 13 years old.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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I love the performance of the car and the looks and the handling

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The only thing that I can think of and its not really a big deal its the low profile tires. Because where I live there is bad roads every where I go.

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I Love How The Dash Is All Set Up And The Stile. — My wife just loves the stile,looks and the comfort of the car. She loves the convertible top she always has it down as much as she can. She also love how the car handles. And now that our daughter is driving now she also says that its easy to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2014 BMW 3 Series Reviews

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2013 BMW 3 Series Reviews

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This car is fun to drive! The handling and acceleration are amazing. The hardtop is a great feature, making the car usable all-year round. When the roof is closed, it's like driving a sports car. When... Read More

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2012 BMW 3 Series Reviews

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2011 BMW 3 Series Reviews

An Amazing Machne By fotobaron

Great power, great performance, great handling (hydraulic steering), very good gas mileage given the engine, extraordinarily comfortable, lots of useful bells and whistles and absolutely gorgeous to l... Read More

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