2006 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

2006 BMW 3 Series Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • 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: 4.5 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" 56 reviews
"power" 50 reviews
"handling" 39 reviews
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"brakes" 12 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 14 reviews
"high maintenance" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews

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2006 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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5

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The Best Germany Machine anywhere

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Expensive to maintain

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"wow" — Its just the best car on any road. Very sleek, fast and empowering. Its acceleration is next to non in its class. The elegance compares to no other car. Though, expensive in maintenance when it gets old. BMW means Amen

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Jamison writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 330xi Review
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It's everything you'd expect from the smallest luxury BMW.

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The engineers could have added some additional comfort to the seats, and it wouldn't been great if the car held it's line around corners a little better.

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Another Great 3-series From Bmw — The latest BMW 3-series continues BMW's tradition of setting a standard for "entry" level luxury sport sedans. The exterior design is just what someone would expect from a class leading organization. The interior meets anyone's needs. Their are 2 areas that are a bit of letdown. First, the seats and ride are not as comfortable as expected for the price. Second, the car doesn't hold to the road as well as previous versions, or as well as an Audi A4. As I've driven both a 330xi and a 330i, neither of them inspire the level of confidence while driving that the Audi does.

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Joseph Anthony writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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sport driving, luxury and drivability

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high maintenance

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Nice! — performance and luxury... the only downside is the high maintenance and limited aftermarket parts like turbo, tranny conversions, some bolt ons and interior extras... but it was a great coupe.. so simple to be called a sports car yet so complicated to be dubbed as simple, wll something like that...

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

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lostnamerica writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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5

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Handles excellently, comfortable heated sport seating with lumbar support.  Love the Arctic color.

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Could use forced induction...

lostnamerica
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Typical Bmw In Handling And Response. — Handles excellently, comfortable heated sport seating with lumbar support. Love the Arctic color. The power is more than adequate but forced induction would make this a real screamer. I love the color, somewhat rare, don't see very many of the Arctic color in BMW's

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Lreese4604 writes:
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This car is fun to drive it has great pick up speed, it handles well on turns. it a nice looking car. very pretty, comfortable to ride in.

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With it being a BMW the maintenance upkeep is a little higher than other vehicles. You need to run premium gas in it.  We don't live where there is a BMW shop close by

Lreese4604
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Sporty Fun Red Bmw — I love the sunroof on this car, and how it handles when driving. It stops on a dime, the brakes are good and tires are new. It gives you a sense of being in a race car when driving it. The maintenance on a BMW is a little more than other vehicles.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JKetch24 writes:
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Very good on gas mileage, Very sporty car with clean lines,
Overall handling and performance is on point

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Maintenance is a little higher than normal cars.

JKetch24
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I Love It And Wouldn't Own Any Other Car. — The sharp clean lines of exterior and feel of the steering wheel is two of the reasons i buy BMW's. there fuel economy is very hood, and getting better each year. The xenon adaptive headlights driving at night gives you maximum visibility. the only expense is the maintenance and as long as you keep that up, the car will last a long time. also the orange dash lights in interior is something in hope they would change in future, but defiantly worth buying overall

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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bnuss writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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Nice acceleration, quiet ride, comfortable front seating, lots of convenient front passenger features, roomy trunk with pass through access to back seat, handles like a dream.

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Cramped back seat when there are more than 2 passengers, computer system can be glitchy but it's 8 years old. Terrible on snow & ice but that's typical for this type of small car.

bnuss
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Quiet Ride And Quick Acceleration Make This The Perfect Car For Me! — We bought this car used which meant the price was right for this much comfort, style and most importantly a quiet ride. The GPS system needs a new DVD upgrade as roads change but we just use our smart phones anyway. There have been a few computer system glitches but we expected that in a used car, nothing we've had to address yet. We will most likely be replacing this one eventually with another BMW since this one has been a great car. Next one will need to have all wheel drive as this one doesn't do well at all on snow & ice.

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Muthu writes:
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4

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styling & engine

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maintenance after warranty period is difficult

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Luxury & Comfort — Like the styling and design of the car. Especially RED & BIEGE combination is rare to find. Loved this car for 3 years since 2012. Need to manage maintenance cost and fuel economy is average. Car look shines longer than expected!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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spikedirt writes:
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Sporty, good looking, comfortable, great fuel economy, handled like a champ.

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My only con was that in the three years that I owned my BMW I had to replace both rear power window motors.  Not the end of the world but seemed a bit unusual

spikedirt
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Favorite Car I've Owned. — I bought my 330i used with about 35,000 miles on it so still under warranty though I never had to use it. The previous owner had replaced the run flat tires, which are standard, with regular tires so I put run flats on right away. That was the biggest expense the whole time I owned the vehicle. It had the Sport and Premium Packages and was fun to drive every time I started it. You have to use premium gas but it gets such good gas mileage you don't mind. It was only in the shop twice (power window motors that I mentioned) other than oil changes. I couldn't recommend the car more highly. I clicked that I mostly used the car for sport/fun but the emphases is on the fun. I never took it to the track or rode it terribly hard but I was occasionally aggressive on some curvy roads. Only drove it to work occasionally

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

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eCornejo writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325xi Review
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Luxurious and definitely a Head.   Turner.

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Maintenance Costs are no Myth!  They are Fact!

eCornejo
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Something I'd Never Thought I'd Purchase — My Wife Claims she is not "Materialistic." She then informs me she wants to get this Vehicle and finally give away her '99 Honda Accord EX that she had driven for approximately 13 Years. I did not hesitate in getting it for her. After all, 13 Years with the Honda is pretty good and therefore, I felt she should be rewarded accordingly.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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