2004 BMW 3 Series Top Comparisons

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2004 BMW 3 Series 325xi Sedan AWDReview
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Turns Heads. — Well with a muffler delete it sounds great. Not too loud but sounds well. Mods are widely and somewhat cheaply available, depending on what you plan on and what brand/quality you want. It's really easy to make this car look great cosmetically.

Pros: Lots of fun to drive.  Good fun in the snow but also very safe.

Cons: Not many.  It's a 5-speed manual...would love that extra gear for highway driving.

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2004 BMW 3 Series 325xi Wagon AWDReview
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Great For Around Town, Road Trips, And Getting To The Ski Slopes — A great family car - road trips are great for a family of four. Travels great in the snow, getting to the ski hill is now problem, even on the deep powder days. Finally a versatile & sporty wagon -plenty of cargo space and looks great...

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Reliable, Fun to Drive, Great In the Snow

Cons: BMW MCU readers are less common than other makes

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2004 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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Vaderset Bimmer — I've owned alot of cars and this is, as a whole, my favorite. Everyone should own a BMW three series at least once, otherwise, what would you compare all the other cars against? They say its the ultimate driveing machine for a reason. The balance is unmatched.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Its' a sports car in disguise, a wolf in sheeps clothing, you never fail to smile when driving her.

Cons: When the plastic gets old and dry and brittle it needs replacement, this includes big things like engine seals and such, so don't onwn one unless this work has already been done, or you are a gear head and own a metric tool set. It's actually an easy car to work on with a normal garage spread and some know how, so don't pay the dealer unless you have to. They will require your second son for an oil change.

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2004 BMW 3 Series 330i Sedan RWDReview
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Fantastic Daily Driver — This car handles great, it is a blast to drive. It looks like a four door M3, which wasn't offered in 2004. It has the M Wheels and Body Kit which were big pluses in the styling department. It is built solid and doesn't have any rattles or clanks common with a lot of cars. I think the quality of the build is the reason it hasn't had any major maintenance issues. Aside from oil changes, new tires, new brakes there hasn't been anything wrong with the car. The gas mileage ranges from about 17 with very spirited driving and about 29 on the highway. It has enough power to give you a rush while driving hard, but is just as comfortable putting around town. All in all it has been a phenomenal car. I would recommend it to anyone that wants a sporty but practical four door car. Long trips are fine with the extra space of the backseat and trunk, but fun enough to make a trip to the mountains for some tight twisty roads worth while.

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

Pros: Great Handling, Exhaust Note, Transmission, Stereo

Cons: Rough ride on harsh roads

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2004 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Convertible RWDReview
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Nothing Much Sexier Than This — I am very happy with my 330ci convertible. It looks so sweet and drives so well. It is rare gem. It has Blue/Tan color combo, sport package, factory hardtop, factory upgraded rims, manual transmission, wood interior. Plus I found a great ethical and quality auto reseller at diamondnashville.com where my 330 found its way to me. Still wondering if restoring a 1999 e36 M3 is in my future. *things that make you go hmm - the front windows do not go all the way down extruding .25" or so; i guess to prevent the arm out the window swag look which I was going for

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Plenty of headroom with hardtop, fun power with great MPG, great handling

Cons: Sport seats are supportive but for daily use are not comfortable more than 30 minutes at a time @ 6'6 240lb

Wish the manual was not notched, the gear ratios more sporty for me the manual is only rewarding in non-DSC mode.

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2004 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Coupe RWDReview
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Nice ! — This car is AMAZING! I have the 325CI i with automatic transmission, the sport package and the premium Harman Kardon sound system(Which sounds like a movie theatre in your car). I've had the car a little over two years ago and bought it with aprox. 56,000 miles. The exterior styling is timeless, the interior is of higher quality materials and the engine and body are very solid. Other than that I've been very happy with this car and will probably purchase another one when the time comes. This car is for someone who wants look really nice driving in it. Business sport package. The PRO-CAR

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: NICE CAR TO OWN !

Cons: NEED TO KEEP UP WITH IT !

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2004 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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2004 325i — Performance - Great balance, acceleration, handling. Build Quality - 3 1/2 years old, still a solid car. There is one rattle by the driver window, which the dealer ship is working on. Fun factor - Very fun to drive. Cost of ownership - 13.1 litres per 100 km Service has been good. Appearance - I am particularly fond of the body style in which the 2004's fall.

Pros: balance, handling, performance

Cons: none yet

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2004 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Coupe RWDReview
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Best Car I Ever Owned, Even Beats The Porsche — I love everything about my car. Handling, acceleration, trim, looks, colour. I get about 30 miles to the gallon average and about 17000 miles between services. Heating system and A/C are really great and I love the heated seats. Great fun to drive and always feels safe. Sounds good too.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Safety features

Cons: None

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2004 BMW 3 Series Review
Seamus says:
Bought a 3series when I realized that used versions were more affordable than Subarus and AWD Hondas. The used 325xi has been the best value in any car I have ever owned.
vs2013 Subaru Impreza
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Back Seats Ranked 2013 Subaru Impreza worse.
"All the seats just fit so nice."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2013 Subaru Impreza better.
"Hatchback comes in handy."
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2004 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Convertible RWD Review
Pedro says:
vs2004 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Convertible RWD
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Value Ranked 2004 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Convertible RWD better.
"convertible "

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