2001 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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Users ranked 2001 BMW 3 Series against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 51 - 60 of 132 2001 BMW 3 Series reviews.

    2001 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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    Awesome. — Tail happy, fast and comfortable, but still practical enough to carry golf clubs and luggage with room for three adults. Brakes could be better and that V6 needs to be louder, but nothing that an induction kit can't sort out!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fast and practical.

    Cons: Not special enough to look at.

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    2001 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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    Amazing Car!! — I need to do a bunch of performance work to make it a bit quicker. as well change the ground effects pkg and touch up the alpine white paint. It is expensive to own but worth it, and it's a blast to drive!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: handling and the ride

    Cons: expensive gas

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    2001 BMW 3 Series 318i Review
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    Loved It — Absolutely battered escort RS's with quick throttle response, a quality gearbox that got nearly ALL the power strainght to the rear wheels and it wasn't too heavy. Gotta love that rear wheel drive arse out drift action!! Quality! Get one!

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

    Pros: Beemer-nuff said

    Cons: Skittish in the wet

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    2001 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Review
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    Bmw E46 330ci — Performance - 231hp, not enought ? Styling - old good BMW Fun Factor - ou yeah baby !!!! Cost of Ownership - 9l/100km ... just like FABIO :-D Build Quality - it hasnt any repairs needet (knock, knock, knock) Exterior - a lot of mods you can choose from

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

    Pros: my sweety no.2

    Cons: no one

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    2001 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Review
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    A Good Young-family Car For The Dad (was That Prejudiced? The Mom Likes Back Doors In My Family). — I got this car because it was the sportiest car with back seats somewhat in my price range in 2001 (I put two Eddie Bauer black leather car seats in the back for the kids - they matched the factory leatehr perfectly and looked pretty cool). Overall, I liked the ownership experience, but I'm not positive I'd buy another given the chance. Maybe an M3, but the price differential was significant. The performance was good for a family car. I had the stick which helped. And the bigger engine (3.0l vs. 2.5l but not the M3 engine) which I would recommend. I also had the sport pack, which was supposed to have a little tighter suspension. The steering was modified after the '01 model becaues the '01 version was a little vague for a performance-oriented car. The overall quality was pretty good, and the ownership experience was decent - at least while you are in the warranty period (which I blew through pretty quickly mileage-wise). You go in for service and your car comes out nice and clean and you feel like "wow, I'm this slick BMW-owner" until your first out-of-warranty service when it comes back filthy and you think "wow, I'm crap when the manufacturer is not reimbursing the dealer for detailing." I liked the looks, at least from the rear. For some reason, I thought the E30 looked better than the E36 (this was an E46, but an evolution of that earlier change). Mine was black, which seems to be the only color I am able to order a car in despite flirting with flashier colors. I never tracked it, but if I had it again, I would. In fact, I kind of wish I still had it as it would be about time to rip out the interior and put in a roll cage.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: If you want some performance, decent looks, and a back seat.

    Cons: Since these are all used cars at this point, I'll advice you not to buy one because they're cheap unless you plan to keep up the maintenance, which may not be.

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    2001 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Convertible Review
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    Still Haven't Seen Anything That Makes Me Regret My Decision. — This car is hands down one of the best cars on the road today. It's not the fastest but it sure puts a smile on my face. What alot of people think is the faster the car the better. I wouldn't dare going against a g35 or mustang at a red light but as a overall package the e46 bmw out performs them both. The car is heavy, you dont't feel like you can flip it into a ditch at highspeeds around coners. The stock exaust is just loud enough to give the perfect balance between performance and luxury. Not annoying like a g35 (all the time) or raspy like a v6 mustang. However, I've never had a issue getting on and off the freeway or showing some nosiy honda who the real boss is. The build quality is outstanding.The doors are nice and heavy and it takes some muscle to open and close them. Its not a tin can that will blow away with the wind like a scion tc. I personally think this is one of the best looking cars on the road (non-bais). If you really concentrate on the design it's fairly simple. No dramatic lines or sharp angles, but it has a dominmance that alot of car makers still haven't been able to capture today (ex:) Audi A4, Saab 9-3, Acura TSX, and the pervious Mercedes C-class. The interior like the exterior is also simple. All the buttons are needed and well laid out. When you throw a bunch of buttons and gagets in a car (Acura) all it does is speed up the aging process and lower the vaule at resale time. Less is always more. After a 3 hour drive the standard seats become a pain, but the sport seats are not love handle friendly. The ride is something that will get you into trouble. I highly recommend putting a crack in your window or sunroof. It took me 3 tickets and a defensive driving course to learn. The factory rims and tires provide a smooth and firm ride. If you change them like me. You will become familiar with potholes, the engine and powertain will be your only source of smoothness. Now this is a BMW not a KIA, so trips to shop are not fun. Learn to do little things like change the break pads, change the oil, etc. But if you have a quailty mechanic in your local area it shouldn't bring on such a drought. I highly recomend staying away from the dealer as much as possible because it seems the $120.00 an hour labor rate comes every 15 mins. Out of the 10 years this car was awarded gas mileage was sadly never one of it's attruibutes. The sticker says city 18 but expect around 15 if your heavy footed. Highway you should get about 25 mpg. Bottom line. If you are a real car enthusitst (sp) and appericate a well designed automobile you will not be disappointed. If you want a cool sound and a low zero to 60 time get an infinity.

    Pros: The attention, the ride, the quality, the experience.

    Cons: Maintenance

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    2001 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Review
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    I Love The Car But It Has Dug Me Into The Ground — Pros: Beautiful car, great handling, fast, very nice interior Cons: Very expensive to maintain and to repair, could be a little faster, if you go to the dealer they will screw you up the butt. Overall: I love the car but it has dug me into the ground

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Beautiful car, great handling, fast, very nice interior

    Cons: Very expensive to maintain and to repair, could be a little faster, if you go to the dealer they will screw you up the butt.

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    2001 BMW 3 Series 318i Review
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    Bmw 318i Se (e46) — I do love this car and it has decided the future of the cars that I will buy! I cannot see myself driving anything other than BMW's now. However I wish that it had a 3.2 staright six turbocharged engine under the bonnet like the M3, which by the way is next on my list!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: BMW's truly are the ultimate driving machine!

    Cons: Needs a much bigger engine!!!!!

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    2001 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Review
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    Bmw 330 Ci 2001 Model (not An M3 Ok) — well i have done it, needed balls of steel but i own the car i have always fancied, but its not an M3 ok, 330 Ci 2001 model E45 ok. Handling is perfect, build tell you later, and interior 1/2 leather - perfect. performance not a bike but excellent for keeping up with Evo's and Scoobies ok.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: its a beemer

    Cons: its a beemer so servicing - where are me spanners

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    2001 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Review
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    V.good Car — Dislike the Cost of Ownership - gas mileage, maintenance is a bugger. Like the Performance - acceleration, braking, handling, Appearance - both interior and exterior styling and that is fun to dreive I would recommend this car to a friend cuz it is great

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

    Pros: Fullfilling

    Cons: Maintenance

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 BMW 3 Series Reviews

    Great Little Car But Can Get Pricey With Options By jodyrobe

    I love the front cabin, great handling, some power, nice looking exterior. I dislike that it appears to be catered to i-phone integration and not android. I will like more power. Should come with stan... Read More

    Good Little Sports Car And Good Power By jodyrobe

    needs more power and backseat space, like the interior cabin, dislike no android integration appears to be for i-phone only. This pretty much sums it up but a great little car. If you get all the opti... Read More

    2014 BMW 3 Series Reviews

    Best All Around Car Money Can Buy (maybe A Bit Too Much Money, Though) By dieselbos

    After driving my 2010 Jetta Sportwagen for 50,000 miles, I test drove the new 328d that BMW was finally offering in North America. I was looking for an automatic for my daily commute (my Jetta was a ... Read More

    Great Car For The Wife To Get Tickets In By Bhoffma1

    I love the power delivery of the inline six cylinder. There is almost zero turbo lag and it feels like an NA car with a larger engine. I would prefer a manual transmission, but the eight speed autom... Read More

    2013 BMW 3 Series Reviews

    Nice Second Car By Drawbj17

    This is my Wife's car. It is Perfect for her. The technology is not seamless. There are Too many steps to change from device to device And to move around through the options. The ride is a little stif... Read More

    A Fun And Young Car By abhiga

    This car is fun to drive! The handling and acceleration are amazing. The hardtop is a great feature, making the car usable all-year round. When the roof is closed, it's like driving a sports car. When... Read More

    2012 BMW 3 Series Reviews

    Dreamdriver - Total Driving Immersion By turquoisea

    I loved everything about this car, from the amazing interior with dazzling lights, phenomenal sound system, spot on handling and smooth ride, super comfortable seats, voice command. Not a lot of room... Read More

    It's The Honda Accord Of Our Age By Aaron

    It's a perfectly reasonable car. Goes fast when you want it too, uses less gas when you want that. Back seat is big enough so the kids don't complain. Just wish it were a bit less bland. I used to... Read More

    2011 BMW 3 Series Reviews

    Performance Oriented, Capable Daily Driver By jff011377

    Refined & very capable performance coupe. I have driven 12+ hours without getting fatigued. I have driven at autocross events & on a high speed road course track. The car is very fun to drive & in ... Read More

    An Amazing Machne By fotobaron

    Great power, great performance, great handling (hydraulic steering), very good gas mileage given the engine, extraordinarily comfortable, lots of useful bells and whistles and absolutely gorgeous to l... Read More

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