2003 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 330xi Review
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    35

    Nicest Car I Ever Owned — The German built 330 has the performance of a sports car, great acceleration and top speed and not to mention phenomenal breaking and handling. The car looks amazing although the interior is quite plain like most beemers tend to be made. It also has a poor sound system and the radio tends to malfunction at times, so if you do buy the one of these I highly recommend you upgrade to the harmon kardon sound system. Overrall it's very fun to drive, but if your looking for more space and comfort, this is not the car for you.

    Pros: performance (acceleration, breaking handling)

    Cons: Interior design, sound system

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 330xi Review
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    Bmw 330xi 2003 — This car is a beast. The preformance is amazing. Great steering and control combined with lots of power makes this car real fun to drive. After 5 years it hasn't needed any major repairs. Interior is leather seats and provides tiptronic shifting for more fun. Overall best car ever driven.

    Pros: Preformance

    Cons: Small backseat space

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Review
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    Bmw — Fast Beautiful And fun to drive, Handles like a dream and can accelerate like nothing Has good gas mileage, almost never needs work, it is as smooth as it is fast and it is an absloute blast to drive. It is a beautiful red color that catches the eyes of all.

    Pros: Beatuiful

    Cons: Nothing

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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    Bmw 320ci — Performance: Acceleration distinctly average but as it only has 170bhp, although, midrange acceleration is better than average. 6/10. Braking and Handling are good and makes up for the other. Build Quality : Very good and what more do you expect from a BMW. Appearance: Beautiful, Facelift model, has all the extra tweaks you would expect also M-Sports Pack. Inside, all leather interior. Plus self installed Alpine touch screen, Nav/DVD/TV system. Cost of ownership: Over £60 for a full tank of petrol. Services were averagely priced so far. Value, good value for money.

    Pros: Luxury, styling, retains good value.

    Cons: Acceleration poor compared to lesser cars.

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 320si Review
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    2003 Bmw 320d M-sport(ish) — I like everything about the car evcept the fact that within a short period of having bought it new, several things went wrong, front cat blew, main drive shaft gearbox bearing collapsed at under 4000 miles( Just gone again at 96,000 miles) turbo was smokey from day one and eventually blew at 70000 miles, i've replaced front wishbone rubbers on both sides, twice! Having said all that, it's still a fun car to drive. The M-Sport lowered suspension offers a very hard but yet positive ride through most corners and bends and providing you're in the correct gear, will pull like a train leaving the apex.The 03 320d isn't by any stretch of the imagination, the most powerful turbo diesel 2.0L car out there, but in the right hands, it will give much more powerful cars,a run for their money in the twisties. The paintwork on my 03 reg car is as good as the day it left the showrooms, the interior, mind you , is not. With the sports package in 03, it came with Alcantara bucket seats which didn't stand up very well to all the climbing in and out and as a result, the fabric ripped about 25000 miles ago. Considering the performance, it almost ran on the sniff of an oily rag, regularly returning 40-42 MPG combined driving. If i had one serious complaint, it would be regarding the brakes. Under normal driving conditions around town, their fine. Move it on a bit on the open motorways, even traveling at the regulatory speed limit, if an emergency occured which required sudden use of the brakes, you would be grateful for the ABS, as this would activate on heavy braking, due, in my own opinion, to the small discs fitted on the front end locking up too soon after applying the brake pedel. Strange that BMW should overlook the need for a more competent braking system on a car with such acceleration capabilities. Apart from all that, my 320D is fabulous. Picking up new 535d M-Sport in 2 weeks. Hoping for better luck with that!!

    Pros: Overall build quality, performance

    Cons: Non-German parts failures, brakes

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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    2003 Bmw 330d Sports Saloon — 2003 330d sport saloon. This car started the diesel revolution - 180bhp, superb chassis balance and rear wheel drive, made this a great car to own. Shame i crashed it !

    Pros: Owning a car which started the Diesel revolution :-)

    Cons: running costs.

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Review
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    My Pride And Joy — I love this car, mine is dark blue metallic with cream leather interior and walnut trim. It's automatic (the first one I've owned) It's really relaxing to drive. Goes like stink!!! I always promised myself a convertible when I was 40, so this is my gift to myself, my baby.

    Pros: Looks fantastic, roof up or down !

    Cons: none

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Review
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    Fun In The Sun, No Really — Sexy motor, looks stunning roof up or down. Lots of gadgets or things to go wrong whichever way you look at it! All good while it still works!! Should be alot quicker for a 3 litre.

    Pros: Cool on a sunny day.  Good drive!

    Cons: A bit slow for the engine size.

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 330xi Review
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    The Ultimate Driving Machine — When I first drove this car, I didn't expect anything out of the ordinary. Boy, was I naive. This car is a dream. It has a good amount of power under the hood, handles exceptionally, and looks and feels great. The engine is smooth and flawless, and has a sound beyond sophistication.

    Pros: Good power, handling, and all around performance, beautiful styling (in
    and out), out of this world driving experience

    Cons: Lower fuel economy than I would like

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    2003 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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    Sexy Beast — This car has the performance package, including; M aero kit, M transmission (6spd manual short throw), 18" rims, upgraded cam, and some more :). This is my favorite car to date, i've owned 2 previous BMW's, a 2001 330i and a 2002 325i, 2001 Nissan Xterra, and 2001 Dodge Stratus R/T. The pickup on this car is amazing, as well as the top speed ;). I just recently put in a 7" headunit w/Navi, ipod, dvd, xm, bluetooth, and hopefully soon a JL stealth sub in the trunk to add to the H/K speakers, cuz even though the sound is crisp, a little extra bass is all this car needs :)

    Pros: Very fast, great handling, great gas mileage, great head turner!

    Cons: Tough to resist lead foot

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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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