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2006 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

2006 BMW 3 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 103 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" 49 reviews
"power" 45 reviews
"handling" 32 reviews
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"brakes" 11 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 13 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"high maintenance" 6 reviews

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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!

Cons

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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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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bmckiss writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 330xi Review
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5

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Outstanding fuel economy, comfort, handling and power on the highway

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Ride a tad stiff around town but solid and tight

bmckiss
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Beautiful Looking And Reliable — I really enjoyed the acceleration and sports car feel and the control aspect in winter conditions. The fuel economy was more than adequate for a car with this kind of power. I experienced no unexpected repairs or annoying characteristics for such a performance car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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swstrm1 writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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Very sweet car, nice ride

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Costly to work on

swstrm1
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Very Nice Ride — Just the high cost of parts and labor. Loved the look of a BMW. very easy to drive. Could use some more space but I did get the 325I. The run flats are costly and don't last long. I put regular tires on.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jonthon2 writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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nice smooth riding car

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Dealership charge too much for services

jonthon2
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My 325i — love the car for the very nice ride. won't buy from the dealer i bought it from again due to they dont stand behide what they sell. otherwise a very nice car! recommend going to short shift kit instead of the stock shifter!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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