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2003 BMW 3 SeriesReview
Guru9VW2GD writes:
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Plenty of reviews and discussions on the web about BMW 3 series. It is a great car for driving around the city with a mix of highway and city streets and parking lots. It gives decent mileage, although it does require 91 octane gasoline. Very comfortable seats built to hold you in place, and the ride can be rough with the tight sport car suspension. There are numerous cars on the market of comparable size, but practically all of them are borng. The BMW is a fun drive. It has all the features you ould expect on a luxury car of comparable year of manufacture, and the design of those features like most German cars is clean and functional with minimal glitz and chrome.

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Guru9DQTY4 writes:
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Good stable car for a 2003. Needs some cosmetic work inside, new battery and some engine tune up work. But this is expected. Over-all satisfied with car so far.

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2003 BMW 3 SeriesReview
patricia writes:
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Beautiful car...and runs forever...waiting to find one just right.

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2003 BMW 3 SeriesReview
Ochoa831 writes:
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Looks clean in very good condition no dent magic problems visible.

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2003 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Convertible RWD Review
Guru9MC2V says:
vs2006 BMW M6
2003 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Convertible RWD winning categories:
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vs2006 BMW M6 Coupe RWD
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Looks/Style Ranked 2006 BMW M6 Coupe RWD better.
"Later year"
Front Seats Ranked 2006 BMW M6 better.
"wider"
Family Car Ranked 2006 BMW M6 better.
"larger cabin"
Value Ranked 2006 BMW M6 Coupe RWD better.
"Performance and prestige"
2003 BMW 3 Series Review
Patrick says:
handles terrible and expensive to replace parts
vs2003 INFINITI G35
2003 BMW 3 Series winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2003 INFINITI G35 better.
"smooth driving"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 INFINITI G35 better.
"power for price"
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2003 BMW 3 Series 330i Sedan RWDReview
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The Best Budget Friendly Sports Sedan — Fathers, millenials, gen-xers: get this car! This will make any commute tons of fun, without making you look like the immature man you know you are inside! This car rides like you imagine a sports car should, and that is awesome! My family loves it. My kids want to ride in it all the time, and my wife has basically taken possession of it. buy one, change your life now! PS, I track, commute, and do road trips on this baby!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Drive a ZHP, it will change your life

Cons: Fuel economy suffers from me trying to make noise and go fast all the time

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2003 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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I Love This Car. — Not much that I don't like about this car. Its been a very good daily driver for the 3 years that I have owned it. I definitely would recommend a 3 series to anyone. I am now interested in the M5 with the V-10.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Very reliable. Top 10 car and driver magazine every year.

Cons: High prices for repairs, but not much needed besides normal maintenance. Has been a great car.

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2003 BMW 3 Series 325xi Wagon AWDReview
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Family Sports Car — performance is great! aceleration, braking and handling are superb you always feel safe and in complete control fun to drive and a family car at the same time cargo space and accesibility are very good. only con is space for legs in back seats

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Handling, equipment

Cons: back seat

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2003 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Coupe RWDReview
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E46 —

Everything about the design of the E46 is a little more refined, a little more thought out, and feels a little more robust. From the thunk of the doors closing, to turning the key in the trunk lock tumbler, to pressing the climate control buttons, the 330ci just feels like a newer more refined car. It is. The interior lights have a one touch defeat instead of a toggle switch. The light behavior resets when you turn the car on next. Ie. if you have the doors open and want the lights to go off, you hit the button. Next time you open the door up, the lights will go on again...no toggle switch to reset. My 330ci also has rain sensing wipers. They just plain work. Turn the wipers on, and forget about them...the system keeps them on at the perfect intervals, 100% of the time. The E46 is just a newer design with more time behind it. BMW wouldn't be evolving if the newer cars didn't offer more features and engineering that operates on more levels for better efficiency. To some people, these things make for a "nicer" car. And some people prefer the raw, more simple nature of an older car that is closer to a purpose-built driving machine. Again, it's down to your preferences and where you want to make compromises.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great car

Cons: none

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