2003 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 325xi WagonReview
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    A Drivers Car! — Buy a BMW, you'll understand what you've been missing. I bought mine used, with 95k miles on it, one owner, one driver (likely a woman), car is mint. In midnight blue metallic with a black leather interior, this car is a stunner! Thanks Bavaria.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Designs and engineering quality

    Cons: ...that I haven't owned a BMW sooner!

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 330iReview
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    Its A Bmw Nuff Said — Great car Love BMW. some Neg points but no car is perfect.... If you like feeling the road under you and have responsive and clean steering with the power to boot and the looks then get it. If you don't have good taste then don't buy one :-p

    Pros: everything

    Cons: nothing

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 330iReview
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    The 3 Series Is The Best Sports Sedan Ever Made — test drive the copy cats then the real deal and you'll never look elsewhere again, always get the sports package with a manual gear box for maximum driving pleasure:) Great car club too bmwcca.org many after market parts available online to modify the car if that's your thing

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: the athletes car, nimble and fun and the turns, always a nice rush of power available

    Cons: expensive to maintain

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 330iReview
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    Best Car Ever Owned — Great looking car. Great on gas and totally stylish. Perfomance is amazing. It hugs the road and hugs you. Maintenance can sometimes be a little expensive, but worth every penny. Once a BMW owner, you will always drive a BMW.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Dependable, and looks great!

    Cons: wish it was a little larger

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 325iReview
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    Well Worthwhile Investment At Any Age — This is my 4th BMW and best thus far. I have owned the E30 (1985), E24 (1986), E36 (1997) and this E46 (2003). The progressive improvements over the years are quite noticeable in this E46 model. It has been rated as BMW's most reliable among the 3 Series and one of their most bulletproof reliable vehicles ever built. We have owned for 4 1/2 years and other than normal maintenance, it is Japanese like in its steadfast relaibility. As we live in a Northern city, adding Winter tires has given this rear drive vehicle snowplow capabilities without sacrficing year round handling. Once these cars are out of warranty, I highly recommend servicing through private mechanics who can easily access BMW parts and fit/fix for much lower labor costs. The drivability is excellent whether it be a short commute or long haul. No wonder BMW is coined as the "Ultimate driving machine"

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Handling, reliability, versatility of the wagon

    Cons: Need to Haul Large Loads

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 325iReview
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    Its A Great Car — this is a great car and it gets good miliage, the performance is fairly good for a 2.5 liter inline 6 cylinder and it will easly go 130 the handeling is extreamly good as well i would say its a perfet blend of sports and luxuary

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

    Pros: gets good miliage

    Cons: notta

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 325CiReview
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    I Will Never Get Rid Of It,if I Have My Choice Even Though I Know Expensive Repairs Are Coming — Smooth,Acceleration and Brakes beyond expectations 7 + years no squeaks great for a convertible Great styling everyone thinks its a new car Cost of ownership is low only because I haven't needed anything since the extended warranty ran out 2 yrs ago Fun,Absolutely Especially if you shift manually

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Smooth,Acceleration and Brakes beyond expectations

    Cons: Resale value is poor

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 325iReview
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    Buy One — Performance- Handles great in the corners. Could use a lot more power. Breaking is pretty good Build quality-pretty good. Did some maintenance when i first got it but other than that great Appearance-Love they way it looks. Love alpine white Cost of ownership-like i said a little maintenance and premium gas Fun factor- so much fun! Just needs more power for more fun

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

    Pros: Fun to drive

    Cons: parts kinda expensive

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 330iReview
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    Best Sport Sedan Ever Made. — The BMW 330i I own has the sports and premium packages. It has excellent engine performance, flawless shifts, and a firm ride (due to stiffer suspension offered by the sport option.). The braking is phenomenal and no fading or feeling of loss of friction at the pads. It revs high and seems to be at home their and keeps the power all through the range till the very top. The Quality of the car is amazing from the engineering to the leather stitching.the look is one grace yet also of a menacing athleticism. Gas mileage is 20-21 in the city and 29-31 on the highway. The want to just go for a drive and stretch the cars legs so to speak is like gravity, you can't see it but you can't escape the force either.

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

    Pros: The Joy to drive. Luxury and performance not rivaled of any small sedan.

    Cons: Parts are more expensive adding up quick.

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 320iReview
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    Safe, Eliable And Economical Dad Mobile.... Feels Slightly Sporty To Drive Thanks To Rear Drive Too. — Always starts first time and gets over 60mpg on a long run. Not bad peformance for a Diesel either, also handles a bit better with the new, wider alloys. Can't fault BMW build quality or reliability. Feels sporty to drive.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Build, reliability, performance considering its Diesel, holds value, diesel 3 series resale good

    Cons: Boot space limited due to rear wheel drive, gearbox is under the  boot limiting space, also rear seats don't fold flat. Nothing else really negative to say.

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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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