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2004 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Coupe RWDReview
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Love The Car, Suede Seats, 6-speed Manuel, 230hp, V6 — man, the best car my dad has ever owned

Pros: very fast and awesome interior

Cons: its not made by ferrari or lamborghini

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2004 BMW 3 Series 325xi Sedan AWDReview
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Entry Level Luxury At Its Finest. — Looks good and is damn fast. And it has enough room to pack for a trip or hold two golf bags. The only bad part is that if you drive it like a bat out of hell (which the car obliges nicely), you only get 15-18 mpg. Still, it is totally worth it.

Pros: Great acceleration, looks great, good handling

Cons: Too fast...I almost killed myself once.

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2004 BMW 3 SeriesReview
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The Best Sports Sedan Of Its Time. — I found that the e46 seems smaller and some want more driver focused then the e90. I love them both, but the e46 just had something special about it.

Pros: great sounding engine, awesome handling, typical bmw brakes and steering

Cons: little down on power, interior was kinda bare

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2004 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Coupe RWDReview
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Nice Car! — Great car, but very expensive to upkeep, especially with the electronics prone to fault.

Pros: Nice 4 seater convertible

Cons: backseats

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2004 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Coupe RWDReview
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Quick When You Need To Be Somewhere And Head Turner — Response is a bit sluggish when in drive, but its quick off the mark if you drop it in to sport or use the manual option on the auto gearbox. Handling is good, just enough feedback on the steering, plenty of grip and minimal body roll. Although M sport suspension can be a bit bumpy on local roads. Build quality is as would be expected from the Germans, well built. I have the M sport version with comes with plenty of extras as standard including carbon fibre interior trim, full leather interior, electric memory seats and door mirrors, wiper rain sensors, on board computer, climate control, traction control, cruise control, M sport steering wheel, bodykit and trim, sports seats. M-sport body styling gives it a more sporty look with extended side skirts, front underspoiler, flaired wheel arches, 18inch M sport wheels and twin exhaust trim. It is definately a head turner. Only problem I found was that it drinks a lot of petrol when you drive a bit quicker than usual when in a hurry. Also service and maintenance can be a bit pricey if taken to the dealer.

Pros: Great build quality, plenty of power, good handling

Cons: guzzles petrol when i a hurry, stiff suspension means unconfortable ride on local roads, dealer service/maintenace expensive

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2004 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Coupe RWDReview
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325ci Msport 2004 — Heavy car with reasonable performance. The engine sings at 6000 rpm, auto box is sluggish to kickdown but works well in steptronic mode. Brakes are the worst point, fading after a few minutes of hard lane work. Ride is firm on all surfaces jarring on uneaven, tramlines badly and feels skittish in the wet. On a smooth 'ish dry winding road it is fantastic, loves sweeping bends, hates slow hard in, hard out corners. Plenty of rear leg room although getting in and out is a chore. Big doors make awkward exits from car parks. If you want a spacious family car buy a Galaxy. If you want a performance coupe get a Bimmer. Everyone will hate you, no one want's to let you out/past, who gives a ***k you're in the ultimate driving machine they have to use the family Focus.

Pros: Smooth 6, handling, fit and finish.

Cons: Running costs

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2004 BMW 3 Series 320siReview
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Great! — comes with alot of toys and safety features as standard, very comfy seats and great handling. engine is quite punchy and sounds very sweet indeed, only let down being the constant need for petty!!

Pros: Everything apart from....

Cons: ...the thirst for fuel!!!

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2004 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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Love It. Excellent Quality, Handling, Power, And Superior Service From Bmw Dealer. — This is our first BMW. We couldn't afford a a new one so we bought a 2004 325i with 39,000 miles. It has the Premium and Sport packages along with the SMG Transmission. It's fun to drive in town, on the back roads, and the highway. The transmission is a blast. The only downer is I'm a big guy and it's a little difficult getting in and out of the car. We had to have two ignition coils replaced and the service provided by the BMW dealer was excellent. No charge for the work and a new 325i loaner. I'm impressed with the car and will get another. The only problem is I don't like the styling on the new models.

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:1,000

Pros: Everything

Cons: Somewhat difficult to get in and out for big guys.

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2004 BMW 3 SeriesReview
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Phenomenal — It's hard to find anything bad to say about this car. My father-in-law has owned it for years (each year he upgrades to the latest model). It's absolutely sturdy and reliable. I remember driving home in the middle of a blizzard with 10 feet of visibility. A foot of snow was falling, and I saw SUV's and Minivans spin out in front of me. In my 4DW 330 xi, I felt safe and secure. The exterior is predictably BMW - a beautiful sleek shape that never fails to impress. Inside the leather seats are comfortable and heated (the front seats are heated), although the back doesn't have as much legroom as I would like. The car drives quite smoothly. I would certainly lease this car myself if I had the means. In the meantime, I enjoy driving it when I have the chance.

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

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2004 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Coupe RWDReview
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Just An Awesome Car Bmw Built. — I'd recommend an E46 series BMW to anyone as a first timer to BMW or if you want to experience the thrill of driving. BMW created a sleeper monster with not only looks, but power, handling, and grace. Fantastic series BMW.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great gas mileage local and long distance.

Cons: Did not come equipped with the factory alarm!

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