2004 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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    35

    Bmw 320i — Best 3 series in the histroy of BMW. Mine is touring for pracicality and inline 6 for performance. Gas milage is a little disappointing, but not too bad. In overall, it really fits my lifestyle and needs. It's got a sports package (sports wheel, sports suspension, sports body kit, sports seat and M-steering wheel).

    Pros: Fantastic car in overall

    Cons: Not really negative

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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    45

    Handles Well Has Power That Its Supposed To, Is Fun To Drive — Excellent 5 speed car. Inline 6 cylinder -has everything to make the everyday drive pleasurable, excellent handling, shifts smoothly, gets 24-30 mpg. Performs like it should... haven't had to do any maintenance whatsoever... Makes everyday or long trip driving fun, very fun on curves B+ overall rating! Not a ton of power but enough for now

    Pros: smooth on curves , quiet handles better than most cars 24-30 mpg

    Cons: none it is the car its supposed to be

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Review
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    Loved My 325 — A great car that I wished I had kept. E46 is best modern chassis BMW has built, though 325Ci was a bit down on power. Best combo of form, function, and comfort - plus fun to drive! Better engineered than the E92, which has too many electronic gadgets that replace perfectly good mechanicals and detract from the overall package.

    Pros: Fun to drive, well engineered chassis/amenities, great tranny, great ergonomics

    Cons: Not a 330!  HK stereo a bit down on functionality (can't play MP3s / line in)

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 330xi Review
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    2004 Bmw 330 Xi — 2004 BMW 330 XI. It's a solid car... good looks (i got the sports package). Preformance is good for a "sports sedan" but I'd like a little more. Overall I've been happy with it. Planning to upgrade to the M3 soon. Not sure if I'm going coupe or convertible yet. Preferably in white.

    Pros: Solid car

    Cons: Good preformance for its class, but I'd like more.

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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    2004 330i Zhp - A Poor Man's 4-door M3 — The E46 3-series really shines with the Performance Package (ZHP) factory option. Everything about the car becomes tighter and more precise - the steering, braking, chassis response, transmission, and to a small extent even the power. This is what the E46 was meant to be from the start. Problems with interior trim vibrating cropped up way earlier than they did on my 2000 328i, and the dealership was useless in tracking down a strange transmission/clutch noise. Other problems are minor including control arm bushings wearing out too quickly and the like. Let us not forget the debacle with the E46 subframe failures either!

    Pros: The looks attract a lot of attention and I driving is never boring while planted and precise.

    Cons: Minor reliability issues and iterior trim issues that a japanese vehicle would rarely suffer from.

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Review
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    Billie — Had this car for a while, really nice, a few too many kms on it when I got it. Good on fuel and fund to drive, with a great engine note, and a cool exhaust noise on overrun. Handling was tops, and nice big alloys on it, that were a pain in the butt to keep clean. Nice cream leather interior.

    Pros: Engine note, handling, comfort. looks

    Cons: A bit firm on rough roads

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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    Bmw Performance, Acceleration, Braking, Handling All Pretty Good — Performance, acceleration, braking, handling all pretty good Build Quality is really good Appearance, both interior and exterior is good Fun Factor, this car is fun and comfortable to drive If you want a nice looking, good performing, solid car for work or for yourself, then this car's for you The photo shows the car as it was when I first bought. It was a nice looking car in good condition, and the BMW reliability reputation was a clincher for the sale

    Pros: Build Quality is really good

    Cons: Nothing springs to mind

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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    Bmw Rules — It still runs perfectly after 4 years. Sturdy handling around curves, good pickup speed on freeway, and smooth suspension for comfortable ride. Strong body with exception of front bumper. Hit a cuve so had to change bumper once. One of the cheaper to maintain cars in BMW line-up. Considered the M3 initially....2x the price and i3X the insurance of 330i. Will definitely own another BMW in the near future. Probably the BMW 550.....for the family.

    Pros: The Body

    Cons: The low profile tires wear out like crazy.

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 330xi Review
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    330d Sport Coupe — The 330cd combined good looks with reasonable practicality and a sense of occasion when driven to it's limit. Re-mapped - this very capable diesel car turns into a sports car bashing power house.

    Pros: good looks, pace, economy (unless thrashed) diesel stelth/

    Cons: cost of ownership.

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    2004 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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    A Superb Family Sized Coupe With A Cracking Engine — Loved this car. Owned it for a year but new job and a company car meant we wanted something even more 'fun' and opted for the Z4. Still miss this baby though. Black, red leather, harmon kardon, bluetooth, xenons, 231 bhp. Beautiful.

    Pros: Reliable, quick, beautifully styled, gorgeous interior....

    Cons: None

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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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