2002 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    2002 BMW 3 Series 325xi Review
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    Great Car-buy The Extended Warranty! — I have owned Acuras and Audis in the past both of which I loved for different reasons but when I drove this used 2002 BMW 325Xi, I fell in love. She was beautiful! Arctic White with black leather interior and every option available. At 139,000 miles and a price tag of about $8000, the money was right but the miles were a little scary. I bought the car from a friend who owns a used car lot and although he assured me that it was a good car, he sold me an extended warranty at his cost to make sure I was covered. I drive about 40,000 miles a year. At 194,000 miles my car had catastrophic engine failure. The warranty company replaced the engine with a used one at a cost of $5700. I paid the $100 deductible. This car is an absolute blast to drive, when it is actually drivable. Before the engine failure I was going to trade the car in on an Audi A4 but now I will probably keep it just because it's so much fun to drive. I doubt very seriously that this car will be my everyday driver again but I certainly look forward to weekends ripping through the twisty country roads out where I live.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Excellent commuter vehicle. Good power, good gas mileage and fun to drive. Stereo and A/C were top notch.  Interior appointments were excellent.  Beautiful fit and finish, a real head turner. Awesome in the snow and ice.  BMW makes the best all wheel drive system in the world in my opinion.  

    Cons: Power window regulators failed on all four doors.  Replacing clouded headlight covers was over $700.  Seats are not nearly as comfortable or supportive as Acura or Audi. The "outside air temp. sensor" which basically controls the readout on the dash board is tied to the climate control system.  When the senson fails, which because it is exposed to the elements it is inclined to do, causes the A/C compressor to shut down anytime the sensor reads 46 degrees or lower.  Replacing that little critical sensor at the BMW dealer was $400.  Both front axles failed in the course of 2 months.  The quote from the BMW dealer to install an $89.00 part was $1136 per side.  

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    2002 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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    2002 With 57k Miles...very Rare! — I like this car because it drives and looks like its much newer than it is. It's one of my two favorite cars I have right now- the other is my Audi A4 cabriolet. The BMW is a great performing car and is solid in every way.

    Pros: Great 2002 with low miles.  It's a 2002 but looks much newer.

    Cons: I'd like to get the windows tinted!

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    2002 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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    Bmw E46 325i Se — this car is uick uber reliable with all the niggles from the late 90s e46 sorted out, can be problamitic on arches so always check thease all depends on how extensive cleaming has been through out its life, not suprisingly out sold ford mondeo in its time.apable of travelling anywhere 25i engine prefered for economy and power combined se comes with cruise control multifunction steering wheel leather parking sensors 10 thousand miles later after owning this car and it just keeps purring no matter how hard i drive it....

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: the best of the 346 range for power economy value for money & o course that bmw style

    Cons: nothing bmw got it right

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    2002 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Review
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    Its The Average Mans M3 — The baby sports BMW. If you don't have the money for an M3 or have one and want a more efficient ride that handles and looks the same you have to get one of these. Other than the difference in power and subtle differences in looks its just like my M3.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: A baby M3

    Cons: Could use more power but its got enough

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    2002 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Review
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    Bmw 325ci — It was a good car overall.. It never broke down on me... I drove it pretty hard and never broke anything... however i think my driving caused the valves to wear out... It started burning a lot of oil before i sold it.

    Pros: Looks good

    Cons: burns oil

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    Totally Worth It. E46 Body Style Is Better Than Any Other — the BMW 325 XI is an amazing car. The sound of the exhaust as you accelerate to a quick 60 in 7.8 seconds with stiff breaking. When it does need repairs it is rather expensive but still worth it. Gas mileage is a pain, but everything else about the car makes up for it. I love driving this car, you would to if you tried cornering with it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: heated sits in the winter XD

    Cons: gas mileage

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    2002 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Review
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    Its A Sports/luxury All In One And Its A Great Car To Drive. — The performance is great, the acceleration inst bad and its especially good on higher rpm's. The breaking is good too and the handling is probably the best thing about the car as far as performance goes. The quality of the car is amazing and there hasn't been anything that i needed to change on it. The interior is about a 8 out of 10, including some wood grain and leather seats. The exterior is also very nice, its a two-door car so in my opinion is a lot better looking the the 4-doors. The cost of the car as far as gas goes is average but the oil-changes cost more the your average car. Overall I love driving this car, its a manual transmission, so its a ton of fun.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The color, manual transmission, handling and the speed is great for a I6, 2.5L.

    Cons: I wish the manual transmission was easier to learn compared to VW etc. Other than that the car is amazing all around.

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    2002 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Convertible Review
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    Bmw 330ci Convertible (bmw Individual) — the car is too soft you only get minimal feed back from the car. it has good visibility when the roof is down but when its u you cant see much because of the rear roof pillars are very wide.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: convertible!!!

    Cons: too soft

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    2002 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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    German Engineering For The Masses At Its Finest — 325iT wagon is AWESOME! Great handling, MPG, reliability, heated seats are fantastic, design and engineering are superb, cheap parts and needs parts less often! Way more reliable than our Benz or any other german car we have owned. GET ONE!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Design, reliabilty, ownership costs

    Cons: tailight issues not factory resolved but easy to repair permanantly do it yourself as dealer will sell you parts that won't fix problem

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    2002 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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    Love It! Worth The Money I Spend On It Everytime! — What can I say about my 325i...... It's a great mix of sports car and luxury car rolled into one! The car has nice curves front to back with a mean look on the front end with the head lights. Everything about this vehicle is just great. it accelerates like a champ, brakes at will, and it handles like a dream.

    Pros: Fun, Great Handling, & Looks Great

    Cons: High cost of ownership! Be ready!

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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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