2004 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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Mr_Hunter writes:
2004 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Convertible Review
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Great for couples or just one person. Unmatched performance, plenty of power and beefy enough brake to bring this 4,800 lbs. convertible to a safe stop, every time. Great MPG! Very advanced safety system. Fun to drive.

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Repair costs aren't to exactly fantastic and the car way too easy for cops to spot.

Mr_Hunter
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Quick, Zippy, Fun. — My favorite thing about this car?? The Auto-manual transmission. I wish it was a clutch but you can't have everything. Great value and outstanding vehicle. I was really surprised that we can get 25 MPG out a performance vehicle that requires Premium fuel.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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illiamw writes:
2004 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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Handling, styling, 6 Speed Manual transmission, Performance pkg

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None

illiamw
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The Additional Oomph To A Ultimate Driving Machine... The E46 3 Series Sedan W/ Performance Pkg — In 2004, BMW started a special package, code named the ZHP, as an optional upgrade to the already best-selling 3 series. It is called the performance package; which adds 4 bhp and 8 lb-ft of torque to the original engine, making the final 235 bph and 222 lb-ft of torque. In addition, a more aggressively tuned sports suspension and various upgrades that bridges the gap between the 330i and the M3. It is a pleasant addition; not only does it feel better in terms of road holding, the engine feels a lot more lively than a regular 3 series. This is a sports sedan that can haul your family (albeit slightly small), and yet it turns into a sports car on the track and the mountain roads. BMW has yet again made a great addition to its already great 3 series line.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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stubbie2 writes:
2004 BMW 3 Series 325xi Wagon Review
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4

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Great to drive, comfortable seats, crisp handling, superb braking, adequate power, AWD

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Coolant system proactively replaced, difficult enter for tall drivers, limited leg room back seats, maintenance cost after 100,000 miles,

stubbie2
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Excellant Commuter Vehicle — Fun car to drive - brilliant balance between ride and handling, good looking vehicle, great color combination for Southern climates, superb handling in heavy rain, mind blowing sound system, heated front seats for winter driving, all amenities of German engineering and styling,

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steven writes:
2004 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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Handling is exceptional. Fuel economy is good (if properly maintained). Suspension is nice and firm with responsiveness through the corners. Doesn't push into a corner. Doesn't lean or feel loose in the rear at speed.

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Maintenance can be costly if you don't know what you're doing. Ride can be too firm for some.

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Truly The Driver's Car. — I really do like this car. Size can be a little larger, but for a small family it's perfect. The ride is informative and responsive. Everything can be felt through the steering wheel. Some would believe this to be a "con", but there is no reason to buy a BMW if you don't enjoy driving and feeling the road.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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iriedodge writes:
2004 BMW 3 Series 325xi Wagon Review
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Looks great, great in snow and weather.

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Expensive to maintain

iriedodge
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Great Car, High Maintenance Costs, But If You Account For That, Can't Be Beat — Some parts on the cars acted like consumables; however they by definition were not. Finding a "good" mechanic was difficult. Just reading the computers fault codes could only be done at a few places in town - and they charged for it. She's not a cheap date, but she's beutiful and will treat you right if to do the same.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Shamikh writes:
2004 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Review
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Great build quality, plenty of power, good handling

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guzzles petrol when i a hurry, stiff suspension means unconfortable ride on local roads, dealer service/maintenace expensive

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Quick When You Need To Be Somewhere And Head Turner — Response is a bit sluggish when in drive, but its quick off the mark if you drop it in to sport or use the manual option on the auto gearbox. Handling is good, just enough feedback on the steering, plenty of grip and minimal body roll. Although M sport suspension can be a bit bumpy on local roads. Build quality is as would be expected from the Germans, well built. I have the M sport version with comes with plenty of extras as standard including carbon fibre interior trim, full leather interior, electric memory seats and door mirrors, wiper rain sensors, on board computer, climate control, traction control, cruise control, M sport steering wheel, bodykit and trim, sports seats. M-sport body styling gives it a more sporty look with extended side skirts, front underspoiler, flaired wheel arches, 18inch M sport wheels and twin exhaust trim. It is definately a head turner. Only problem I found was that it drinks a lot of petrol when you drive a bit quicker than usual when in a hurry. Also service and maintenance can be a bit pricey if taken to the dealer.

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Vaheed writes:
2004 BMW 3 Series 330xi Review
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good looks, pace, economy (unless thrashed) diesel stelth/

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cost of ownership.

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330d Sport Coupe — The 330cd combined good looks with reasonable practicality and a sense of occasion when driven to it's limit. Re-mapped - this very capable diesel car turns into a sports car bashing power house.

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Joeacejr writes:
2004 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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5

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Great gas mileage, Extremely reliable

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Interior trim pieces fall off over time

Joeacejr
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Great Car! Few Issues! Find Good Local Bmw Mechanic. — I have loved this car since I've had it. With 113k Ive only had to put $400 in it to keep it driving perfectly! Few cars can be this much luxury, performance, handling and elegance in one package but this one pulls it off.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Vipal writes:
2004 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Review
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Great millage along with amazing performance

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Every one that I know who has a BMW usually hates the fact that something is always breaking off.. I love my car and probably abuse it.. but it is a little high on maintenance

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Perfect Balance — Its a great car. Its got an amazing sporty ride. The performance could be faster, but any faster, you might not get that same feeling of security that you would in the car right now. It has the a 50/50 ratio which makes it handle even the tightest curves with ease.

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Alex writes:
2004 BMW 3 Series 330xi Review
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Handling, speed, build quality, wheels, large trunk, 50/50 weight distribution, styling,
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Repair costs, for the car of its size-not the best on gas, premium fuel.

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Powerful Sports Sedan. — The 330xi may not be the fastest anymore, the best around turns, or the most luxurious, but you are involved in the driving - its just amazing to drive! The sound of the inline 6 is great - perfect exhaust note, not too loud bout you can tell this thing has some punch. I like the styling - harking back to the days of conservative, elegant BMWs. Dont get me wrong I love the new bimmers too.

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