2006 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

2006 BMW 3 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 106 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" 53 reviews
"power" 46 reviews
"handling" 34 reviews
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"brakes" 11 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"high maintenance" 7 reviews

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Displaying 31 - 40 of 106 2006 BMW 3 Series reviews.

NicS writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Convertible Review
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5

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Drives and handles the road well.

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No negatives, its a BMW

NicS
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Bmw Ride — The acceleration, braking and handling of this car are superb. It is the utlimate the driving machince. Fun and safe to drive. Gas mileage was great on trips, and ok in the city. The car's appearance, build and performance are the best.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dwayne writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Review
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5

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6speed

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maintenance cost

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330ci — great car! wouldnt want to own any other...(other than an m3 or a 335ci lol) price for the car was ok, sucks that if anything is needed for the car it has to be imported.. other than that the handling and performance is a whole lot better than i expected it to be.

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

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Mikko writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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4

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The manual gearbox!

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More power could be nice!

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Nice! — Good amount of power! Love the rims and its very FUN to drive! Love to turn off the DTC at winter and drive a bit sideways! The cream colored leather suits a black car very nice and gives it a nice look.

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

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Joshua writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Review
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Everything

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Nothing

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Bmw 330 Ci — It's really good. The nice 186 hp engine but it feels more when you drive it fast. It cost $60,000 and hasn't been crashed. BMW 330CI E46 2001 is fun to drive. Top Speed 250 KM/H. This car is amazing.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joe writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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BMW - The Ultimate Driving Machine

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The lack of a limited slip differential means I have to take corners with a bit of caution, as opposed to the flat-out driving experience I had in my R33 Skyline GTS-T

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My 330i — Performance - sportscar acceleration with never-ending power band. Steering response is equally excellent. Braking is good, but fades a bit after long periods of spirited driving (which is to be expected). Handling is very good, but lacks a limited slip differential for balls-to-the-wall driving. The DTC is too invasive. Build Quality - commensurate with a BMW. Solid, with no issues. Appearance - definitely a sleeper. The only thing that differentiates this from the 320i's is the dual exhaust and the 330i badge, which means lots of people will mistake it for a 320i, and challenge it as such, with disastrous results. Cost of Ownership - definitely a gas guzzler, but my company pays for my fuel, so whatever :-) Fun Factor - Ummmm, this is a BMW.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sebastian writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Review
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Its a fantastic looking car even 5 years down the line...

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not much... heavy on fule...

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Primary Use: Family transportation

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Piotr writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 330xi Review
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3.0l engine 255hp 4 wheel drive

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nothing

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Great 4 Wheel Drive Sedan — The car is great engine is great seats are great acceleration is great appearence is great i would reccommend this car . lot's of fun xenon headlights heated seats sunroof just everything you need in a car is in here !!! Awesome :D

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Zach writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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Great Performace

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Love It — This car is exactly what you want out of a BMW, it has an incredible inline 6 naturally aspirated engine. I love the amount of pull it has in higher gears, with a great amount in low gears as well. Great interior, good adaptive BI Xenon lights and rear fogs.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joseph 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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Dennis writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 320d Review
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It drives really well!

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Can be quite expensive for younger people.

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One Of The Best German Cars Around! — Extremely good handling, quick response braking, although a diesel has a bit of lag when quickly accelerating. The car looks very sporty for a four door saloon car. It is very fun to drive it, sporty when you want it, comfortable when you need it.

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

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2012 BMW 3 Series Reviews

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2011 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Typical Bmw. Drives Great, Looks Great. By canicken

I've owned a few 3-series BMW's. This is the 3rd. My favorite was an E36 1999 325is. It was a manual transmission and was a blast to drive. I then had the E46, a 2001 325i coupe. It was also a gr... Read More

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2010 BMW 3 Series Reviews

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