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2005 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Coupe RWDReview
David writes:
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330cic With Performance Package — Fun Car, hated to give it up but 2 car seats in a convertible?? Loved having the ZHP Package (Performance Package) combined with a 6 speed manual. Unbelievable gas mileage, great exhaust note, awesome short-throw shifter. Beautiful body kit paired with lowered suspension and classy 18" wheels. Hated the Alcantara Suede Steering Wheel, completely impractical, forget eating Doritos!

Pros: Looks

Cons: Practicality

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2005 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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Bmw 325i Se/m Sport Options — Performance is decent with power from a 2.5litre Injection BMW. 1st gear is a short ratio which redlines too quickly. 3rd gear sees the car display great levels of torque which throw you back in the seat. The Hard sports suspension and lowered body means you'll grip well to the road but feel every bump. Build quality is solid, which you can tell from the driving response but seems volatile as the EMS light keeps coming on. The Run flat tires are the worst for cost of ownership. This car has the full Media pack and all BMW's demonstrator optional extras. its Sea green with lemon dakota leather and looks great as its lowered too. Being a petrol, this is expensi

Pros: Quick and torque'ie, Looks great...Its a BMW so its reliable and good build quality

Cons: Petrol engine, Not a diesel,  loads of them on the road, price has Dropppppeeddd more than most other BMW's

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2005 BMW 3 Series 325xi Sedan AWDReview
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Good 318i Se — only had this car a year and a half because i didn't like the colour. this was a solid car and wasn't too bad for performance it could of done with a bit more power. it wasn't a bad looking car and it was very coumfy to sit in and travel in

Pros: comfy

Cons: could of been a bit quicker

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2005 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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Great Handling, Especially Quick In Twisties. — Despite the bad press the German cars get for their reliability and maintenance costs BMW, from my experience and what I've heard from others, has made a car that will last 200K+ miles if maintained regularly. Although the bad press may be deserved by Mercedes and Porsche I have had very little problems with this car. Another tip if you're thinking about getting one of these: unless you have a warranty DO NOT let the dealer work on the car for you. They are notoriously bad at problem-shooting and consistently overcharge. Either find a reliable mechanic that works on European cars, or actually have some fun and do it yourself!

Pros: The handling is great, and as opposed to other "luxury" cars you actually feel like you're driving the car, it's not driving you.

Cons: It's not an M3.

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2005 BMW 3 Series 320i Sedan RWDReview
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Underpoweredl.. Lack Of Features.. — Looks good on the outside, seats are terrible, not much support.. Performance is crap.. Not much features on such an expensive car, doesn't even have powered mirrors!

Pros: Looks good.

Cons: Performance, Features.

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2005 BMW 3 Series 330i Sedan RWDReview
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Pour Man’s M3 —

As it says: Pour man's M3 The car that I’m speaking of here is the 2005 BMW 330i with the performance package. To start, the performance package adds a few more lines to the already attractive 3 series with a uniquely styled front air-dam, side skirts, a double tipped rear exhaust tucked into a sleek rear apron with subtle decklid spoiler. To dress the wheels, BMW added they added their 18” M Double Spoke alloy wheels with a 225/40 front and 255/35 rear performance tires. In conjection with the tires, BMW beefed up the suspension making it lower, firmer and stiffer than the normal 330i. And to increase the agility at all speeds and deliver a crisper response, BMW adjusted the wheel camber to a -0.5 degrees to put more rubber on the road and lowered the rear axle ratio 3.5%. This added together with the 330’s near 50/50 weight ratio (50.1/49.9) make the car corner as if it’s on rails. At this point, you should not be fooled. BMW calls it a performance package for a reason. Adding 10 more horsepower than the standard 330i, and a 6-speed short throw gear shifter make the 235 hp at 5900 RPM and 222 lb-ft of torque at 3500 RPM very accessible, propelling the car from 0-60 MPH in 5.9 seconds. Topped off with a distinctive growl that makes driver and observer want more. For the interior, BMW added an exclusive silver (or black) cubed trim to replace the standard wood paneling. To hold you in the seat, BMW added special Alcantara and cloth powered sports seats. The steering wheel is the 3 spoke M wheel that is also wrapped in Alcantara. All of this is in addition to the already numerous features like a 12 speaker Harman Kardon audio system, rain sensing wipers, impact and speed sensors that will deploy any number of the car’s front, side or head protection air bags, door braces that keep the doors from entering the cabin in the event of a side impact, dynamic stability control to keep the tires on the road and many, many more standard features of this car. All in all, this is a finely tuned, track-inspired race car that has room for the family and is capable of putting you back in your seat.

Pros: Impressive throttle response and shifting.  Corners like it's on rails, gets decent MPGs and has a beautiful sound to it.

Cons: Expensive to insure and maintain.  

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2005 BMW 3 Series 330xi Sedan AWDReview
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Incredible 6 Speed; Super Fast, Loaded With Power....love It. — This is my car rather than a mini van. I have two kids under two and wouldn't choose anything BUT this car. The pick up is amazing, it shifts super fast and the power is incredible. BMW knows what their doing. Kudos.

Pros: Handles great, shifts great, incredible power, awesome look, plenty of interior room, good trunk space, A+++

Cons: No navigation system.....but honestly, who cares!?

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2005 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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Reliable Car And Safe — I don't know enough to put an educated review. the car handles well, was not so expensive and feels strong reliable and good on gas

Owner for 2 years, 4 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

Pros: safe has good reputaition

Cons: expensive to repair

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2005 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Coupe RWDReview
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The Best Car I Ever Drove — Awesome handling, its a different car with or without DSC. While acceleration isn't as good as some of the new ricers, its handling more than makes up for it. Solid car as well.

Pros: See review

Cons: Out of pocket expenses at bmw dealership when I need repairs like a new windshield wiper (i think i ended up paying around 300 usd).

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2005 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Coupe RWDReview
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Still The Class Winner For Midsize Convertibles! — Had it with the M-pack carriage which I expected a little more performance to show compared to the minus in comfort. In addition I had the automatic so no way to check the real performance... BUT: performance of BMW-automatic shifts are one of the best compared to competition! The Audi, MB SLK or CLK automatic-shift suck if you are a sporty driver and like shifting down before the curves! Acceleration could be better for a 3ltr-engine and it needed a while to reach topspeed of 240km/h, which was disappointing compared to the 525 with even less hp. Interior in e.g. dark brown leather looked great and noble, but still fitting to this young and sporty car. Backseats of limited size, maybe the CLK and A4 offer a few centimeters more.

Pros: One of the sportiest convertibles of it's class, best automatic shift compared to competition.

Cons: Price, Backseat-space

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