2004 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

2004 BMW 3 Series Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • 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: 4.6 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

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PROS
"ride" 43 reviews
"power" 42 reviews
"handling" 31 reviews
"speed" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 13 reviews
"high maintenance" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"interior" 5 reviews

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2004 BMW 3 Series 330xi Review
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Love the 6 speed manual transmission!

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Maintenance of the 4 wheel drive system can be pricey

leobertucci
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I Thoroughly Enjoy The Driving Experience Of This Car-the Ultimate Driving Machine — While the car is nicely appointed for its age, the driving experience of the car is what makes it stand out and it's why I bought it. The manual transmission was critical to the purchase as it allows me to throw the car around for a fun drifting thrill. The engine is strong enough for fighting doldrums. The Harmon Kardon amplification and sound system creates a most pleasant atmosphere whether Classic Rock or Symphonic is blarring over it. Seat are just right for my body build and weight.

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2004 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Convertible Review
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Looks great
Fast
Luxurious
Convertible

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Not a lot of space for the people in the back seat

emuno1
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Great Sports Vehicle For A Couple — Great looking car. Comfortable for the 2 front seats. With snow tires the car has no problem at all in the snow. Leather seats are great. Heated seats for the winter are very convenient. Need more space for the back seats to ride comfortably.

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

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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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2004 BMW 3 Series 325xi Wagon Review
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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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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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2004 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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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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I love everything about this car. The way it drives, the way it looks.

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I can't really think of anything negative except that BMW are not cheap to maintain.

bmwv10
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Car For Racers — I just love all the BMW's and I think their engine is one of the best. If you are a car lover and love to race and drift, BMW's are the most reliable and strongest cars. It's really fun to drive it.

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Great handling. Amazing in the snow. This is the second one I've owned.

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Ashley7732
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The Best Daily Driver I've Driven Yet. — I searched for months for this car. I love it. It's amazing in the snow, which is why I searched for another one. And for whatever reason, this body style handles better in snow than the newer models I've owned.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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2004 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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Great car looks nice, drives great. The germans build a great car.

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If dealer maintained, expect to dish out a lot of money.

jusjam88
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Little Beauty — Car is awesome. Drives great sticks to the road. I have nothing bad to say about the car, its a v6 but in my opinion is still good on gas. it looks amazing inside and out. The nice thing about driving a bmw is that not everyone has one, everywhere you look there are civics and toyotas (I own a 97 camry as well and LOVE that car is tough as nails 450k one motor still runs like a top.) bmw's are a true treat to drive!

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