2006 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

2006 BMW 3 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 111 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" 56 reviews
"power" 49 reviews
"handling" 37 reviews
"fuel economy" 16 reviews
"brakes" 11 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 13 reviews
"high maintenance" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews

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Andy writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325xi Review
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All

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Price might be one as it's not cheap

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Fantastic — Awesome car in all aspects. Perfect handling, great quality, great driving comfort, great looks, great safety features...Oh, the only thing that could be improved is the cap holder design and placement, apparently the Germans don't drink in their cars ;) While on OEM warranty you need a good dealer service so make sure you keep looking until you find one that is satisfactory

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Paul writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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Amazing Handleing

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Get the new 335i

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Best Sedan Money Can Buy — Always provides some form of thrill. Traction Control allows some wheel spin, without totally loosing control. Acceleration can not be beat, especially in the 50- 70 passing speed. BMW maintenance, is the best in the industry.No major problems to speak of yet either. Loaners are always top of the line, brand new models. Milage is decent as well at 300 to 350 miles on a full tank, about $40 to fill up at $2.65 a gallon.

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Wayne writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325xi Review
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The combination of sport and luxury is perfect

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Nothing

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Perfectly Balanced And Puts Sport Into A Luxury Car. — Performance is ok with 230HP but the 6 speed manual makes it much more fun than it would be otherwise. The build quality of the car is perfect...so smooth and quiet. One of the best things about a BMW is it's distinguishable look, and this BMW has that locked down with a classic silver exterior and black leather interior. Gas mileage is fantastic for a 6 cylinder, don't worry about gas other than you have to use supreme.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Paolo writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Review
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Fun, stylish, Cabrio!

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Consumption: 5-8 Km / Liter (or less) in urban areas & traffic.

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Good Car! If You Got The Money And Don't Mind The Extra Consumption Go For The 335 Or M3. — Performance - Overall pretty good. Grip at high speed and on snow/ice not always strong. Build quality - Needed lots of minor repairs albeit being 2 years old. Some small noise here & there. Appearance - Very good. Would be perfect if the back would resemble more its Coupè version (more aggressive)! Cost - Consumption is not bad (gas) given the engine size, but still high compared to lots of cars available on the market today. Fun factor - Yep, quite... needless to say at it's best in Spring&Summer!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jackie writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Review
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+++++++++++++++++

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Never cheap to buy

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A Great Car For Me At The Mo! — Having had the BMW 318i estate I decided I'd stick with BMW if I could find one at the right price, the right age, the right model, the right mileage and of course the right interior, the right SOUND SYSTEM and of course the RIGHT COLOUR! - A Tall order! But I love this car. I looked and tested lots of BMW's before I purchased this including the new diesel 325 saloon version. What I was really after was a car to enjoy now the boys had their own transport. Ended up loving this BMW 325ci M sport coupe with steptronic (until now) always had manual shift. Economically, this car with the same size fuel tank only does 50 miles less (combined mileage use) than the 318i which is better than I expected. It has sport front seats too - so great comfort on a longer journey. As far as I am concerned - from performance through to styling and the fun factor and not forgetting the MUST HAVE sound system - it scores top marks for me at the moment

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

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Jason writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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Awesome

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Darn tyres are expensive

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My Bemmer — What more can I say? Pure Driving Pleasure. I dont think I could go back to any other car. The drive is very precise and the gearing ratios provide awesome performance when it is needed. Freeway driving is a pleasure with cruise control. Summer is the bomb with the sunroof open...

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Navid writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Review
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Enviably reliable and considering the size of the engine..bloody efficient too! a real feeling of quality and class throughout from the interior trim to the electronic controls. I was really impressed with the power to weight ratio as I thought it wouldn't have much Ummph..boy was I wrong. An instant seller as far as I am concerned!

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Ok..its a BMW..you see one everywhere you look on the road..probably cause they are very good value for money and damn reliable but personally..I don't want what everyone has got..I like the different and innovative and thats all I can say against it!

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Whilst My Cars Was In For Repairs And Upgrades — Ahhh..this is the type of car I will probably have when I settle down and want to take the wife and kids out for a picnic..whenever that will bloody happen is anyones guess..?

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lawrence2002 writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 330xi Review
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A very well mannered and fun car to drive. Plenty of power and superior handling. The AWD system in the car instils confidence in any driving situation. The interior is luxurious and purposeful without being busy. The Logic 7 sound system is a must!

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I really cant think of any unless your over 6ft tall and have to be in the back seat for an extended period of time.

lawrence2002
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A Fun Fast And Great Everyday Driver For All Types Of Conditions. — What else can I say about this car that I already havent? I have owned several BMWs over the years. ( you might not believe me if I told you ) The 3series this one in particular has been one of my favorites.

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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:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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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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