2005 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    2005 BMW 3 Series 330CiReview
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    Very Good Performance Vehicle — Phenomenal performance with around 250 horsepower. Fabulous 3.2 Liter 8 Cylinder Engine that growls to harmonious life with the turn of the ignition.

    Pros: Racing Tires, Excellent Handling, Good Horsepower

    Cons: Fewer Airbags Than Other Vehicles

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    Comfortable, Looks Nice, Handles Well — A near perfect blend of looks, comfort, efficiency and driving fun. Frightened of out-of-warranty running costs, but I'm not there for another 1.5 years.

    Pros: as above...

    Cons: Belt pulley or (?) squeals upon cold start.  Dealer not able to recitfy.

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    2005 BMW 3 Series 325iReview
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    Crisp Handling, Nice Sounding Engine —

    albeit the Australian version i drive, i assume they are very similar cars, i have M3 wheels on mine so i think it tends to make steering heavy when parking and might put additional strain on the power steering pump which might lead to it wearing out prematurely, i have noticed they are much cheaper in the US (where i currently live) back home they are incredibly over priced and all options on the car are ridiculously expensive (3200 thousand for sat nav etc) but the equipment level seems to be fairly reasonable, sunroof, leather, dual zone climate control, nice little features such as you can choose whether you want the air that points on to your face to be hot or cold digital HDTV through the LCD (in aus anyway) not to mention a LCD screen screen that actually works in direct sunlight, nice driving position as long as you are not to tall, decent leg for rear passengers again head room might be an issue in the back if your over or near 6 foot like me over bumps i hit my head, and a decent boot. Even with the Larger wheels the ride in the car is still smooth and handling crisp, clean and complaint especially with the extra grip the wheels provide, the brakes are smooth and progressive and provide more than ample stopping power, ABS and Traction Control don't cut in to early, it seems to be reasonable fuel efficient (10 or so Litres per 100km city and highway combined) over all a very lovely car although that being said from other people who have driven/own them they seem to say that that don't have a soul and are lacking character which is a good way to describe how and how i felt after driving one, great car didn't miss a beat, just lacks soul.

    Owner for 1 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:1,000

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    2005 BMW 3 Series 330iReview
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    Quick And Quite — Handling is great, and power band is super smooth. It has a tons of features and options, and easy to work on and easy to maintain. Braking is excellent and shifts smooth. Nice quite ride. I recommend it to everyone looking for a sport sedan.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: All around great car

    Cons: None

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    2005 BMW 3 Series 325iReview
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    I Am A Huge Fan Of The Bmw 325i And I Would Highly Reccommend To Anybody! — This vehicle is a smooth drive and is very proficient on gas mileage. For amenities, the car plays CD's, has a sunroof and heat warmers. Also, the windows are slightly tinted. Plenty of space in the trunk and ample amount of room for back seat passengers.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: This car drives extremely well in all weather conditions.  It is also very good on gas mileage.

    Cons: The engine makes a little above average sound when it starts up- it  has been thoroughly checked and is in an overall good condition.

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    2005 BMW 3 Series 320siReview
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    Excellant Car, Would Buy Another. — Excellant performance considering it is a diesel, acceleration very good, handling extremely smooth. Appearance of new body style , just like a woman, curves in the right places. Considering its 6 years old she does 48.7 MPG. Maintenance costs from BMW absolutely stupid money. Buy Haynes manual and do any repairs services yourself. Fun factor, lovelly to drive.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: New body styling looks great, Black windows really sets it off.

    Cons: Built in Sat Nav bloody useless, buy a Tom Tom instead.
    Change from run flat tyres to normal tyres. Less road sound, smoother ride.

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    I own a 2005 330i and they are great fun cars to drive. Good gas mileage, smaller, better handling yet still comfortable to drive long distance.
    vs2003 BMW 5 Series 540i Wagon
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    Cargo Capacity Ranked 2003 BMW 5 Series 540i Wagon better.
    "540i has more room and is a heavy solid car that is a fun to drive"
    Would Buy Ranked 2003 BMW 5 Series 540i Wagon better.
    "Both cars are great and you cant go wrong with either however the 5 series is bigger, quieter more comfortable car for long trips"
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    vs2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 240 Sedan
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    Family Car Ranked 2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 240 Sedan better.
    "Handles great on the road. More spacious inside."
    Value Ranked 2005 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 240 Sedan better.
    "More luxury features inside the interior."
    2005 BMW 3 Series 330i Review
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    One of the best parts of any BMW is the engine, and this super smooth inline 6 is no exception. There is a REASON BMW hasnt gone the way of Audi and Mercedes and using a V6. They cant be as smooth - even with balance shafts - and will never have the lovely sound that only an inline 6 produces. And the 1.8T is just a 4 cyl! Plus the handling is much more neutral which means you front tires, brakes and suspension will last a lot longer as well!
    vs2005 Audi A4 1.8T Special Edition
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    Power Ranked 2005 Audi A4 1.8T Special Edition worse.
    "Turbos arent anywhere near as linear in power delivery, which is a pain in the butt under slippery conditions."
    Handling Ranked 2005 Audi A4 1.8T Special Edition worse.
    "There isnt anything you can do to a FWD or AWD car to make it handle as sweetly as a RWD platform. If you think otherwise, you havent spent much time on a race track..."
    Looks/Style Ranked 2005 Audi A4 1.8T Special Edition worse.
    "Love the ZHP front and rear bumpers, coupled with the unique 18 wheels!"
    Front Seats Ranked 2005 Audi A4 1.8T Special Edition worse.
    "The Sport seats in all BMWs just fit my 64 frame perfectly. Your mileage may vary..."
    Back Seats Ranked 2005 Audi A4 1.8T Special Edition worse.
    "The seat backs are higher, providing more support."
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 2005 Audi A4 1.8T Special Edition better.
    "The trunk in the BMW while nicely shaped isnt as deep as in the Audi."
    Value Ranked 2005 Audi A4 1.8T Special Edition worse.
    "WAY less money to fix, plus parts are cheaper if you know where to go."
    Would Buy Ranked 2005 Audi A4 1.8T Special Edition worse.
    "I already did!"
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    2005 BMW 3 Series Review
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    Drives very smooth but a little too small for a sedan
    vs2005 INFINITI G35 Coupe
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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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