2006 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

2006 BMW 3 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 114 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" 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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Peter writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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4

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Nice looks, good handling and solid car.

Cons

Real gas guzzler.

55

Nice Fast Car. — Pretty smooth even at speeds at around 90-100 mph. Had no problems switching lanes and was pretty lucky not to get caught by any cops.

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Shazib writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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4

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Handles great, Few minor issues after 50K miles

Cons

It's not super fast.

25

Solid Fun — Safety, Gadget-Heavy, Torque-Heavy....good words to describe this car. Very Very reliable, and BMW Finally got cup holders right on this sucker....has a neat connection for my iPod, and a little knob that controls everything in my car.

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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

55

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

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Andy writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325xi Review
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5

Pros

All

Cons

Price might be one as it's not cheap

55

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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Ken writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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5

Pros

Great handling, awesome looks, pure BMW

Cons

I only drive it in the summer

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My Precious. — The Bimmer is for pure pleasure. Excellent handling, great performance (I know, the N52 engine isn't the N54, but I've tweaked it to rival a 330i) and it's a looker. Fit and finish is typical German production, which is precise and designed well. It's fun on turns. Currently I have Breyton wheels and Hankook tires. The tires have been a disappointment in handling compared to the Goodyear F1 GS-D3's I previously rode on. The brakes on this vehicle (stock) are the best I've ever had on any vehicle I've owned. Excellent road feel and short stopping times (Unscientifically analyzed, of course. I know what I like.) These current 3 series (e90s) vehicles have a design and mechanics that'll be timeless and lauded after it's all said and done.

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

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Paul writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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5

Pros

Amazing Handleing

Cons

Get the new 335i

35

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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Dennis writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 320d Review
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4

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It drives really well!

Cons

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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Krikor writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 330xi Review
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5

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It rocks

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None

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If You Have The Chance To Buy One - Do It! — Performance - acceleration and handling, awesome engine Build Quality - very low maintenance, no squeaks or rattles Appearance - It's a beautiful car Cost of ownership - I've owned the car almost one year, gas mileage for performance is reasonable Fun Factor - It's enjoyable to drive, it has serious get up and go Quality - High quality vehicle

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Paolo writes:
2006 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Review
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4

Pros

Fun, stylish, Cabrio!

Cons

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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