2003 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 325iReview
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    Fun. Repairs. Love/hate Relationship — I love how it handles and how zippy it is. I never have to wonder if I can shoot the gap. Even at freeway speeds, this thing accelerates enough to make me happy everytime. I hate fixing it all the time though. The engine is basically solid as long as you do your oil changes. I wish it had better lumbar support.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: handling, comfort, the stereo still sounds awesome. About the same as when I got it over 100k miles ago. This thing has held it's look. It still looks like a sporty newer car even though it's 11 years old now. Of course It now has sportier rims, and clear corners.

    Cons: window regulators always break, tail lights short out, bushings in steering gotta be replaced every 40k miles or so, camshaft piston o-rings replacement at 100k miles is a must, or the power is gone and this thing sucks wind. Also the cooling system breaks prematurely. Mine made it to about 155k, but most make it to around 120k, from what I've heard.

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 330CiReview
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    Good And Fun Car — I owed this vehicle for 4 years, Maintenance wise I did have minor problems with the car, just tear and wear, like clutch replacement, brakes and oil schedule maint. The only thing that gave me problem was the sunroof, and it was expensive to repair. Other than that I loved the car. But I would recommend to get it with the sport package, like the one I had, If you can afford the extra money get an E46 M3!!!!

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

    Pros: Luxurious, powerful, exceptional road manners

    Cons: limited rear-seat space and cargo capacity.

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 325iReview
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    Fun, Fast Bmw 325i - Great For Student Or Yoru 1st Car! — The BMW 325i is a great little car to drive as it handles well. The BMW is truly a driving experience. This car is great on gas mileage and is a good-looking car too! You definitely get the best of it all in this performance-made car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great handling and fast car.  The gas mileage is very nice too!  And, the tinted windows are great for the California hot sun.   I would recommend this car to a student or someone's first car.

    Cons: It has some minor imperfections on the exterior.

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 330CiReview
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    330ci Awesome Car — fantastic daily driver fun fast and incredible handling easy to mod or perfect as is get past the high cost of maintaining and you are good to go holds value well and can't be beat for fun driving street or light track

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: best handling there is

    Cons: high cost of maintenance

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 330xiReview
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    Great Car — This was my dream car when I bought it, and has been a dream to drive ever since. It is comfortable for passengers as awesome to drive. It has needed very little maintenance other than standard regular items like tires and oil changes.

    Pros: Handling, Style and Comfort

    Cons: Parts are harder to find being a foreign made luxury vehicle.

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 330CiReview
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    Beautiful Car — This car definitely had it's pros and cons. It was weak on power but made up for that handsomly with it's handling. It is comfortable for two passengers and (maybe) two kids if they're under 4' tall. The trunk space is surprisingly good if you disable the roof from coming down but if you do want to drop the top then you're going to suffer a bit. Overall it was a great car but it was replaced with a new E93 328.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: nice quality, excellent handling, reliable

    Cons: expensive to repair, could have quicker acceleration

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 325Ci ConvertibleReview
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    Beautiful Beemer!!! — I remember the day I received the call my BMW was in, its was so exciting seeing on the show room floor and driving it of the lot. I have so much fun driving with the top down on a beautiful day , or putting the top down on a cool day with the heat on. I still get excited when I pull it out of the garage. Its just a fun car to own.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Well maintained, always kept in garage. Car gets great gas milage, its a great car to drive.

    Cons: i small nik on door

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    330 Xda Touring — After 320dA 330xdA is just something different experiment. Very good handling on snow. Owned the 330xdA already over 4 years and still enjoying it. Next car is going to be X5. BMW is the car what I´m going to own in future too. BMW ajamisen iloa.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handling and power

    Cons: The price of the car

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    vs2003 Acura CL
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    honestly I'm biased towards the 3 series because I've actually owned it. Ive only ridden in an audi a4 and I've never really heard anything about the c-class really :/
    vs2003 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
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    vs2003 Audi A4
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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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