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2004 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Coupe RWDReview
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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 Sedan AWDReview
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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 Sedan RWDReview
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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 Sedan RWDReview
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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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2004 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Coupe RWDReview
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Title — You couldn't tell this car makes less than 200 horses. Quick throttle response and awesome acceleration. Car feels solid. Handling is point-and-go. Have not had enough time to find out how far I'd have to reach into my pocket to maintain it but since BMW has opened a plant in the US it shouldn't be a a bank breaker. FUN, SUPER FUN!!!.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Everything.

Cons: Not a 330.

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2004 BMW 3 Series 320i Sedan RWDReview
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You Get What You Pay For, Great Design But A 320d With An Auto Gearbox Would Be Better. — Its actually a 318d. Great drive but gearbox has a suprisingly large travel. Great to drive on motorway and country roads, very safe feeling car with brilliant fuel economy, 48mpg with no effort. Plenty of room and hides its age and miles very well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The comfort and driving experience.

Cons: Parts cost and awful manual gearbox.

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2004 BMW 3 Series 330i Sedan RWDReview
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The Additional Oomph To A Ultimate Driving Machine... The E46 3 Series Sedan W/ Performance Pkg — In 2004, BMW started a special package, code named the ZHP, as an optional upgrade to the already best-selling 3 series. It is called the performance package; which adds 4 bhp and 8 lb-ft of torque to the original engine, making the final 235 bph and 222 lb-ft of torque. In addition, a more aggressively tuned sports suspension and various upgrades that bridges the gap between the 330i and the M3. It is a pleasant addition; not only does it feel better in terms of road holding, the engine feels a lot more lively than a regular 3 series. This is a sports sedan that can haul your family (albeit slightly small), and yet it turns into a sports car on the track and the mountain roads. BMW has yet again made a great addition to its already great 3 series line.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling, styling, 6 Speed Manual transmission, Performance pkg

Cons: None

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2004 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Coupe RWDReview
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Nr 1 — It's the best of the best cars !!! Performance - perfect acceleration, braking and handling Build Quality - has it needed repairs? no! Over 200'000 km and no repair!!! Appearance - both interior and exterior styling absolutly cool Fun Factor - is this car fun to drive? Oh yeah, it's magic!

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

Pros: All, it's simply the best!

Cons: Nothing

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2004 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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Fun To Drive — Love the handling, its definitely a point and shoot car that hugs the road. In manual "sport" mode the car is much more fun to drive. No squeaks or rattles, this car is solid. Although it's an entry level Bimmer, it doesn't disappoint.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Wheels, lower center of gravity

Cons: Cost of gas - any car that isn't a hybrid is going to be pricey

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2004 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Coupe RWDReview
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Awesome Ride — love it especially the sport mode triptronic! the car looks rich and luxurious with its blue exterior and beige interior. engine compartment is also very clean. the ride is very smooth and the car can get out of it own way

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: sport mode

Cons: no bluetooth

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