2005 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

2005 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:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 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" 29 reviews
"power" 28 reviews
"handling" 21 reviews
"speed" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
CONS
"power" 9 reviews
"expensive car" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"high maintenance" 6 reviews
"sound" 4 reviews

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2005 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Convertible Review
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Perfect car for everything.

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None

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Bmw 325ci Convertible — Love this car...period. If you every want to live the life of excitement, this is it. It feels like your on a vacation everytime you drive it. If you can get one, do not hesitate.! This body style was designed by Erik Goplen.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Great ride, love the 5-speed manual

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Came with 16" wheels

1st12
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Great All-around Sedan — Quiet, smooth ride. Great 5-speed manual. Handles very well, especially at high speeds. Good low-end torque and fast enough acceleration. Comfortable interior and I like the auto windows UP, not just auto down. Big trunk and decent leg room in the rear seat.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Very reliable the handling in amazing great on gas. Great for a daily driver best of both worlds and the top goes down.

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Not as luxurious in terms of not a lexus the car is stiff handles strong.

eyecrafters135
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Amazing Convertible Sleek Looking All Original — Overall well maintained nice clean all stock. Great for all yoear round. Very low on maintenance, reliable great foe someone who does not want to break the bank. Hard to find them this clean. If you buy one make sure you buy a 06 or 05

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Stylist, fun o drive

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too small

autodirect360
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Fun And Fast — a little too small. handles great, fast and light weight, hugs the road pretty good, modern looks, will never look old. I own the platinum silver one with the beige interior. nice pickup for its size, fun to drive around tight lanes windy roads.

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2005 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Review
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The 2005 330ci has less(if any)problems then my 2000 323ci, which I put 151k before I sold it. The 323 had more torque then the 2001 325.

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I can't find a negative yet about the 330, except I can't take it to Mexico

330cifast
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The Best All Around Car I Have Owned, And The Most Fun To Drive — Fun to drive, lots of room for the Home Depot buys with the fold down rear seats. I found this trade in on a back lot before it went into the shop; I waited two years to find this combination of options and exterior/interior colors. It does get the stated MPG(31) if driven between 70-75 MPH on the highway, 28 at 80+. Does not seem to burn oil at all, just like my 323.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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great power good handling

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maintenance costs , electrical issues, keys quit working, fuel pump

m1gunn
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So So — i liked the color . it was a great looking car. it had good acceleration and was very good at handling. it had some electrical issues and was expensive to work on. bmw owes all owners a refund for poor design.

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

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2005 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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I have always thought BMW's were the most attractive cars ever built. Great handling, hit the gas and go without any delays. Good gas mileage.

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High price of maintenance, head liners are known to sag, power window motors are known to regularly go out. ONLY BMW certified mechanics can work on them. Don't settle for less or you will regret your decision. ONLY put 93 or higher gas in it.

AprilS
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The Most Beautiful Car I Have Ever Owned. — Great handling, acceleration and braking. Extremely fun car to drive. You won't lose a race to any other vehicle but a BMW. There is no competition. I upgraded from a Cadillac to the BMW. Best decision I ever made. I will never own anything else again.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 BMW 3 Series 325xi Review
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Amazing car to drive.  Just the right amount of power for the small car.  Considering its an all wheel drive get good mileage.

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Maintenance cost were high.  I have recently replaced the front axle assembly and the hold spring.

AsadsBMW
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Love Driving This Car. — Truly is an ultimate driving machine! The car's maintenance costs are not off the roof but were high after 120K. I ended up replacing the front axle bearing assembly and hold spring. Apart from this no major problems. Car is now in great condition!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Still under warranty with zero dollar deductible, which is great. The car is very reliable , it has never given me any issue what so ever. Similar to my previous automobile, which  was a Suzuki. I have never really experience any problems with foreign made automobiles  because they are build to last as long as you change the oil, install OEM parts, Rotate the Tires and check tire pressure there really isn't much to say.  The only time my vehicle sees a dealers garage is when I want to do maintenance to keep it running to it's full potential.  I love when I start my engine all I hear is the engine and nothing else. The car is extremely agile on the open road particularly curvy roads.

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Cost of maintenance; nothing else really comes to mind.

bsstyling7
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What A Great Automtobile — The only con is if anything goes wrong with not only this BMW, but all BMW's they required OEM parts if you try after market part it will reject or cost you more in the long run. I say fix the problem once with OEM parts with an authorize BMW mechanic. You will never have any issues with any foreign made automobile: i.e. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche as long as you use there parts meaning OEM for said company, you will be alright. The only reason when individuals may have any issues with said vehicles is because of there actions; Sir Isaac Newton law of physics state "for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction" do not take short cuts when it comes to the up keeping of foreign made automobiles, or you will have issue on your hand, which would not be cost effect when it comes to resolving it.

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Handling, ride, performance
Ergonomics

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Constant small problems
Mediocre MPG

grolyate
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Great Car But Something's Always Going Wrong — My 325i sedan was the best driving car I've owned. Very smooth performance, perfect ride & handling--not too stiff & not too soft. The controls are laid out really well. One example I always felt the turn signal stalk just felt right. The right amount of resistance, the right location. BUT there was always some small problem. Tail lights burning out (eventually fixed under recall), check engine light on, various parts leaking, suspension bushings wearing out. I had everything fixed and working right on the car. Drove it one week that way, and the radiator started leaking. Sold it--enough.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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