2006 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

2006 BMW 3 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 108 reviews

  • 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" 54 reviews
"power" 46 reviews
"handling" 35 reviews
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"brakes" 11 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"high maintenance" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews

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Displaying 91 - 100 of 108 2006 BMW 3 Series reviews.

Amie writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 320si Review
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5

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Drives like you're wearing slippers.

Cons

Running costs

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Gorgeous — Lovely car but services and run-flat tyres not cheap, but get what you pay for (or you get what your husband pays for)

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Myriam writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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3

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Beautiful, outstanding color - inside and out. I looked very very good in it.

Cons

Comfort Access SUCKS. Run Flat system SUCKS. Everything electronic in the car SUCKS. Had problems with the oil.

35

Beautiful Car. Excellent Performance. Horrible Electonically. — Beautiful car. Excellent Performance. Horrible Electonically. Extremely expensive for what the car had. To have the car up to my specifications I had to add too many extras that did not work.

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Todd writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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3

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Very reliable but no more so than a Honda.

Cons

Belly-button car. Makes crappy drivers think they are good enough for F1.

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Excellent Appliance. — Some electrcal issues. Run flat tires are terrible. Push button start with key fob in the dash is stupid. Transmission (Steptronic) is hokey. Service plan is cool but it isn't really free like BMW claims. They just build the "free maintenance" into the price of the car.

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Anthony writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Review
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5

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Silky smooth acceleration, solid construction, amazing stereo, no rattles or squeaks.

Cons

Same belt tensioner problem since 2001, but at least it only makes noise in the winter.

35

This Is What I've Been Missing All My Life! — BMW couldn't have come up with a better slogan, "The ultimate driving machine." This vehicle was truly made to be driven, especially driven hard. For once, a "tiptronic" automatic transmission that actually changes its shifting characteristics to a more noticeable degree. Precise steering response and tight suspension make this 4 passenger luxury coupe feel more like a 2 seater sports car. If you're looking for a practical car thats reasonable on gas mileage and has a sports car feel, BMW has it!

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Andy writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 320si Review
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5

Pros

had a start button to turn the engine on!!!

Cons

thirsty

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Amaaaaaaaaaaaazing — Had this for a month as a replacement car following an accident. loved it! purred like a kitten, had everything a new car should have with all the trimmings! guzzled the fuel unfortunately but i was used to a mini!

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Tommy writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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3

Pros

Acceleration, handling, BMW Cachet

Cons

not for the involved driver, secondary controls too obtrusive for casual driving.

35

Delicious Car To Drive — A fantastic car to drive fast.

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Sridhar6 writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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5

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Great handling, power and quality

Cons

have this for 2 years and no complaints so far

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Ultimate Driving Machine — Great car and fun to drive. Your corner convenient store will always be more than 100 miles :)

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Girish writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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5

Pros

Sports Car Handling & Performance ...

Cons

Back Seat Leg Room ..

35

The Ultimate Driving Machine — Absolutly love it .... just love it .. the handling the pick up the everythin .. . It is in the true essence The Ultimate Driving Machine ....

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Timme writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 320d Review
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5

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Built quality, economy, torque, reliability, bluetooth phone interface

Cons

Diesel clatter at idle quite noticeable. Ride a bit harsh with run-flat tires.

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1000km Per Tank — If you can put up with a bit of diesel clatter (especially for a luxury car), it is worthwhile getting this diesel. The torque when overtaking, or going up hills even when fully loaded is amazing, better then many petrol 6 cylinders. My best run measured 5L/100km fuel consumption, which would give me 1350km per tank if I could sustain that for the entire journey. However the engine being such a hard worker makes you want to step on it and feel the surge, so for a country drive, with some hills and overtaking, expect around 5.5-6.

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Philippe writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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5

Pros

The engine, no doubt

Cons

Size of the trunk

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Finally Driving A Real Car Again — I could not resist: after driving diesel for 5 years, I got myself a ral car, with a real engine and it's just awsome!

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2012 BMW 3 Series Reviews

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2011 BMW 3 Series Reviews

A Great Ultimate Driving Machine And A Cruiser By illiamw

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2010 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Car Of The Gods By MattBMW

There isn't much I can say about this car that you can't already tell by looking at it but lets be honest here Looks? sexy beast Drive? it carves the road like an olympic ice skater what more could ... Read More

This Car Made Me A Loyal Bmw Customer! By tstar69

Appreciate the handling of this model. The turbo boost gives plenty of power. High performance luxury sports car that delivers. The feel behind the wheel is smooth, solid, tight, and gives the driv... Read More

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