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2002 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Coupe RWDReview
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Awesome — Nice looking coupe probanly the best among luxury coupes available at the time, technology for its time was above my expectations personally haven't had major complains. routine maintance can dent a whole in your wallet. I'd probably buy the sedan next time or 5 series

Pros: Stylish and fun to drive

Cons: Small hard to get in and out if over 6 foot tall

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2002 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Convertible RWDReview
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Sporty Vehicle — Classy car that is fun to drive and expensive to maintain. Car is great on fuel economy. Use premium only and synthetic oil only. Vehicle is great for commuting to and from work or for weekend leisure. Sport package is included.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Beautiful vehicle to drive especially in the spring and summer

Cons: Not practical as a family car with Infants
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2002 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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Great Car. — This is a great car overall. They are still very popular and I see many of them on the road. My particular model is the premium sport variety which included 17" wheels, 3 spoke steering wheel, loaded options. I have everything in this car from the dealer except for heated seats, navigation and AWD. It is not good at all in the snow or on ice, which happens here in Maryland. Good to have a back-up 4WD truck to get through the winter when it happens to snow a lot.

Pros: Style, reliability, value.

Cons: Cargo space, maintenance costs, snow.

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2002 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Convertible RWDReview
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Bimmer — When it started having coolant problems it seemed like we replaced everything on it to fix the problem. Radiator, Hoses, Belts, Reserve tank, and all the brackets associated with it. Still have a leak in the system. Each time we take it in is $250 minimum.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great Looking

Cons: Needs a lot of maintenance

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2002 BMW 3 Series 325xi Sedan AWDReview
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Sleek, Smooth, Comfortable Ride — I love the heated seats for winter time & all wheel drive is a bonus when driving in the snow. Sun/moon roof for the best weather options. The feel & look of the car are very comfortable & sleek. There is a large trunk to hold lots of luggage & supplies from shopping.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Car has excellent pick up & a great driving/handling experience. Brand new high performance tires & rims offer a great ride & look as well.

Cons: I have 3 other cars so don't have time to drive this one every day.

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2002 BMW 3 Series 325xi Sedan AWDReview
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My Ideal Car — This car gets an overall "A" from me. This is my husband's and mine 2nd BMW of the 3 series and after driving this make and model I think we will stick with this series. This is a great overall vehicle: good looking, safe, reliable and a great driving machine. For such a small, sleek car, it can fit a lot of things thanks to the back seats that fold down. I think it's worth the cost and a slightly higher maintenance because overall it's similar in cost to other cars in it's class.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I love this car because of the way it handles, especially in the winter. This is a great driving machine. It's very safe, reliable and it does great on slippery roads, in heavy rains or snow. A+ for that. The 4 wheel drive is a definite advantage. The engine is great and it's a pleasure to drive. I love the body style and look and it's very comfortable on the inside as well.  I think it's a good looking car, very sleek.  The memory seats make it easy to share this car with my husband.  The heated seats are a saver in the winter and the sunroof is great for the hot days.

Cons: A little bit pricy on the maintenance and repairs. I only use premium gas and oil in it, which also adds to the cost. I had an extra key made and that was $300.  It uses a bit more oil then our 1989 3 series, surprisingly. The cons however are fewer then the pros in my opinion.

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2002 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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Solid Car — I used this car to commute 160 mile a day round trip for several years. I regularly got 35mpg (95% Highway miles). The car was powerful and responsive. I drove the car to about 150,000 miles with very few maintenance issues. Repairs were expensive compared to other cars but due to the fact there were not many I would not consider it an issue. the car was extremely comfortable and stylish. I drove it regularly in winter conditions and was extremely impressed with the way the traction control worked in the snow. This was contrary to what I had previously heard about BMW's in the snow. Unfortunately I was involved in a fairly serious accident in my car on the way to work one morning, both cars were totaled. Amazingly no one was seriously hurt, I walked away from the accident and actually made it to work that day (Late) but with nothing more than a few scratches on my face from the airbag. I can not say enough about this car's performance, reliability and most of all safety.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Safety, Reliability, Quality, Comfort and Style

Cons: Repair Cost, Premium Gas

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2002 BMW 3 Series 330xi Sedan AWDReview
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Sporty Sedan — There's just something about getting behind the wheel of this car; you instantly feel in command of the road. This car inspires confidence in multiple driving scenarios, with it's all wheel drive system, it continues to handle well in both rainy and snowy conditions.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Design and finish.  Great handling and acceleration.

Cons: Gas mileage is poor, but it's likely related to the angle of my foot on the pedal.

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2002 BMW 3 Series 330xi Sedan AWDReview
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My Dream Car — I have been dreaming of having a BMW since I graduate. After I got my first salary, my first thing was to check online and visit the dealers around my town. Then I ended up this cute boy. He is my dream, my muse, my memory of my youth.

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

Pros: Fast, reliable, smooth car. You can have the pleasure of driving. Especially manual transmission is a passion, not everyone loves it.

Cons: Expensive spare part, but as long as you drive carefully, you won't need a spare part.

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2002 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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I Love It! — All in all I can't complain. This car is great. Good handling...excellent handling! The power in the high end of rpm is good. It runs a little hard when it is hot outside and loses power but In the cold purrs like a kitten. Handling is even better when lowered and added suspension.

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

Pros: Good handling. Decent power for the year and make. Fun to drive!

Cons: Could have a little more power in the low end

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2021 BMW 3 Series Reviews

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2018 BMW 3 Series Reviews

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