2004 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 325xi Wagon Review
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    65

    Great Car, High Maintenance Costs, But If You Account For That, Can't Be Beat — Some parts on the cars acted like consumables; however they by definition were not. Finding a "good" mechanic was difficult. Just reading the computers fault codes could only be done at a few places in town - and they charged for it. She's not a cheap date, but she's beutiful and will treat you right if to do the same.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Looks great, great in snow and weather.

    Cons: Expensive to maintain

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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    35

    Little Beauty — Car is awesome. Drives great sticks to the road. I have nothing bad to say about the car, its a v6 but in my opinion is still good on gas. it looks amazing inside and out. The nice thing about driving a bmw is that not everyone has one, everywhere you look there are civics and toyotas (I own a 97 camry as well and LOVE that car is tough as nails 450k one motor still runs like a top.) bmw's are a true treat to drive!

    Pros: Great car looks nice, drives great. The germans build a great car.

    Cons: If dealer maintained, expect to dish out a lot of money.

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Review
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    Wow — I love these cars! They have a great following online so if your good with fixing cars, don't be afraid of getting one. One you see a clean one with options and in good mechanical condition, pick it up! I have always gotten compliments on her, and no one ever know how old she is.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: e46 Styling

    Cons: e46 repair costs

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Review
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    Living Up To Expectations — As it was our first BMW, we hoped it would live up to all the praise heaped on this family of cars for over 20 years. I can honestly say that we were not disappointed. From the stellar warranty and dealer service to the fit, finish, and legendary ride, this BMW proved to be the best vehicle we've ever owned.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Legendary handling and stylish looks compliment the luxurious interior that defined BMW back in 2004.  Like today, you could do better, but at a much steeper price.

    Cons: At 184 bhp, the 325ci lacks the power expected in today's sport coupes.  Also, while the car gets decent hwy. mileage, it gets pretty thirsty in city driving, with mandatory premium fuel adding even more to the cost of ownership.

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 325xi Review
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    The Best Car I Ever Had — I love BMW and wouldn't buy anything else. unfortunately things aren't made the way they used to be. This is one of the best 3 series out there. I had a 2009 also. The 2004 is a lot more durable.

    Pros: Never better handling on a mid size sedan.

    Cons: repairs are a little expensive

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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    75

    The Perfect Car — Awesome car to drive. Fell in love the second i saw it. It is a blast to own, handles amazing, not as much power as a straight 6 could have, but it rides awesome. Gas mileage is about 22, not too great.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Nice interior

    Cons: BMW parts are expensive

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Review
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    Love It!!! — Like I said there is nothing I would change about this car. Since I had it I was never really disappointed by it performance. It handle great on the wet roads. It fun to drive with the SMG gear box. You wont be disappointed with it performance.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Its has a nice look to it. I love all the nice upgrade it has in it.

    Cons: There is not one thing I don't like about this car!!!

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 330xi Review
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    Best Car For Drivers Ages 16-80 — Performance wise this car held up to BMW's motto: "the ultimate driving machine". It was incredibly fun to drive whether for pleasure or business. Added tint made the inside slightly cooler, and an additional ipod adapter built in through the side compartment allowed for my playlists to blast through the speakers.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Amazing steering and handling capability, you could take turns at high speeds and feel in control.

    Cons: Wish BMW's could utilize regular gas instead of premium.

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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    35

    Ticks All The Boxes. — 320D sport not 320i. This car is an excellent alrounder. Is is quick , handles well, looks good is comfortable reliable and economical. These things are not cheap to buy and parts are expensive. All in all though They are a great cars!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: As Above

    Cons: Cost

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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    Great Car For The Money — 330i ZHP (performance pkg) is an incredible car. Lots of perfomance without paying for an "M". 6 speed trans, upgraded suspension, M trim and ZHP specific wheels make it a standout. IMO, the E46 bodystyle is the second best 3 series (only the e30 beats it).

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Absolutley everything

    Cons: Could use a touch more power from the factory....maybe 275hp.

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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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