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2001 BMW 3 Series 330i Sedan RWDReview
Miles writes:
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Incredible Driver's Car With A Few Kinks. — With a good wheel and tire combination, the car handles better than most cars on the road. Brakes have incredible stopping power and the power and torque are lots of fun. A manual transmission would be much better in this type of car as the automatic isn't very reliable and the manual mode has rough shifts. Interior is quiet and comfortable, great for long highway trips. Optional premium sound system isn't very good. Car got totaled by an SUV on freeway and was clearly the better built car. Car was still drivable after the highway speed accident but the SUV that hit it had lost a wheel and destroyed its engine.

Pros: Incredible handling, great overall performance, quiet & comfortable interior

Cons: Horrible gas mileage in city, automatic transmission isn't very good

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2001 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Coupe RWDReview
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Good Looking, Stable Car Wirh A Nice Acc & Sound — Overall a really good car for whatever you want to do except for loading lots of stuff. 4 people fit perfectly even though it's a coupé and you won't have any problem driving long distances because comfort is top.

Pros: Looks
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Engine

Cons: Gas consumption

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2001 BMW 3 Series 330i Sedan RWDReview
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An Excellent All Roundcar — Hi , i bought my bmw 330 ,approx 3 years ago now, it has done 146,000 miles and she is still lively .I AM IMPRESSED WITH THE CAR ,AND ALSO FUEL CONSUMPTION.

Owner for 3 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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2001 BMW 3 Series 318iReview
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Excellent — This has been an excellent car for four years now; it has gotten me through college without trouble and has taken me on many long road trips without so much as a hiccup. Running costs are very low, I don't know how these cars got the reputation for being expensive to own. It is very secure on the road; the excellent suspension and brakes help to avoid accidents. People think you are rich when they see you in this car, which can be good or bad.

Pros: Excellent build quality, fuel economy (avg 28 MPG), features, smooth powertrain, handling, ergonomics, well-lit controls, God's own stick shift, almost everything is brilliant!

Cons: The four-cylinder engine, while it is economical, does trail others in power. It is very smooth and willing, but needs a Dinan performance chip.

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2001 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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Sporty Yet Comfortable Ride —

I had been looking at 325s for a while at the time I bought this (2004) and none really caught my attention. I passed by this one and had to stop and take a look. Excellent condition, tinted windows, sports package (conforming seats, sports steering wheel, larger rims, sportier tires). They had just got it on the lot (still had some subs of the previous owner they had to get out). All the paperwork was in order (every invoice from every service they'd had done), the leather was in great condition and the previous owner must have been my exact proportions because every mirror, all seat positions, steering wheel position, *everything* fit like a glove. I drove it (not expecting to buy it) and the sales girl had me go in to talk about it. She and the finance manager were friends, the sales girl was new and needed a sale by the end of the month (I found out about this all post-sale) and another salesperson already had someone interested in it and coming back the next day. I hadn't played it cool at all (since I wasn't expecting to buy it) and was very much "oh, wow, that is so awesome, I love it!" They worked a tremendous deal for me where the financing for it was only $100 more a month than the lease on my Saturn, and I actually got to build equity in it. Not only would I recommend it to a friend, after 3 years of ownership I sold it to my friend when I found the M3.

Pros: Very nice styling, if kept maintained very little went wrong with it.

Cons: BMW parts are expensive. Expect a hefty bill.

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2001 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Coupe RWDReview
Andrew writes:
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Gets You From Point A To Point B — Torque...Speed...Handling and Looks are great in every proportion and most of all it is and will always be the greatest car on this planet BMW.

Pros: It's a BMW

Cons: Nothing.

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2001 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Coupe RWDReview
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Breath Taking Gorgeous!! Rock Solid Engineering — Solid machine! Always looking forward to driving it every morning to school!! the engine sound was invigorating, tempting, and makes you look for a scap goat to race with!!

Pros: looks, reliable, design

Cons: nothing

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2001 BMW 3 SeriesReview
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Probably The Best Quality Car I Have Ever Owned — Very impressive car. It ran just as perfect the day I sold it (125K miles), as it did the day I drove it off the lot.

Pros: Excellent ride, great handling

Cons: Very Expensive to fix

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2001 BMW 3 Series 318iReview
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3 Years Ownership And No Reason To Change — I bought this 3 years ago and as the 2 litre version powerful and reliable, does 40mpg + on motorway and i have paid next to F.A on work apart from servicng. this is a solid car and i see only one car to replace it... a newer one! ...if you get a lemon of 1 of thes you are unlucky

Pros: ride , reliable, performance, cheap...yes cheap to run

Cons: initial purchase price but a 10k beemer will be 6k in 3 yrs...a 10k mondeo more like 3.5k

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2001 BMW 3 Series 318iReview
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Fairly Smooth Standard Car — have driven better, still enjoyed it though

Pros: acceleration etc. overall quality

Cons: interior didn't feel as smooth as the rest of the car

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