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2006 BMW 3 Series Review
i love the power and the handling
vs2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2006 BMW 3 Series winning categories:
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2006 BMW 3 Series Review
Don_Blue says:
Base models are expensive when compared to cheaper like equipped American Rivals like the base model mustang that costs less to maintain and service and insurance. The car is very under powered and gas mileage is not great ether. Good sound system and good looking. All around avoid.
vs2006 Ford Mustang
2006 BMW 3 Series winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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2006 BMW 3 Series Review
Sami says:
Very fun car to drive, handles great on curves and straight roads, decent power for a medium size engine like the 325i.. maintenance could hurt your bank account if you dont know where to get the parts from and if you have no idea how to work on cars yourself.
vs2006 Audi A4
2006 BMW 3 Series winning categories:
  • Power
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  • Looks/Style
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  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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2006 BMW 3 Series 328iReview
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Over All A Good Sport Sedan — I like my BMW because it has great pick up and power. It handles great and it looks awsome. The cost of maintenance on this car is higher than most japanese sports sedan, but the reliability is as good as any japanese sedan. It gives good gas average and has great body style. The interior cosmetics on the car are not very durable but the exterior body is rock solid and safe to drive inn. Over all a good sport sedan

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great looking car.  It has good power and handling.

Cons: Cost of maintenance is high and cosmetics in the car are very cheap and fragile

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2006 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
lostnamerica writes:
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Typical Bmw In Handling And Response. — Handles excellently, comfortable heated sport seating with lumbar support. Love the Arctic color. The power is more than adequate but forced induction would make this a real screamer. I love the color, somewhat rare, don't see very many of the Arctic color in BMW's

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Handles excellently, comfortable heated sport seating with lumbar support.  Love the Arctic color.

Cons: Could use forced induction...

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2006 BMW 3 Series 330i Sedan RWDReview
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Sporty Fun Red Bmw — I love the sunroof on this car, and how it handles when driving. It stops on a dime, the brakes are good and tires are new. It gives you a sense of being in a race car when driving it. The maintenance on a BMW is a little more than other vehicles.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This car is fun to drive it has great pick up speed, it handles well on turns. it a nice looking car. very pretty, comfortable to ride in.

Cons: With it being a BMW the maintenance upkeep is a little higher than other vehicles. You need to run premium gas in it.  We don't live where there is a BMW shop close by

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2006 BMW 3 Series 330i Sedan RWDReview
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I Love It And Wouldn't Own Any Other Car. — The sharp clean lines of exterior and feel of the steering wheel is two of the reasons i buy BMW's. there fuel economy is very hood, and getting better each year. The xenon adaptive headlights driving at night gives you maximum visibility. the only expense is the maintenance and as long as you keep that up, the car will last a long time. also the orange dash lights in interior is something in hope they would change in future, but defiantly worth buying overall

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Very good on gas mileage, Very sporty car with clean lines,
Overall handling and performance is on point

Cons: Maintenance is a little higher than normal cars.

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2006 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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Quiet Ride And Quick Acceleration Make This The Perfect Car For Me! — We bought this car used which meant the price was right for this much comfort, style and most importantly a quiet ride. The GPS system needs a new DVD upgrade as roads change but we just use our smart phones anyway. There have been a few computer system glitches but we expected that in a used car, nothing we've had to address yet. We will most likely be replacing this one eventually with another BMW since this one has been a great car. Next one will need to have all wheel drive as this one doesn't do well at all on snow & ice.

Pros: Nice acceleration, quiet ride, comfortable front seating, lots of convenient front passenger features, roomy trunk with pass through access to back seat, handles like a dream.

Cons: Cramped back seat when there are more than 2 passengers, computer system can be glitchy but it's 8 years old. Terrible on snow & ice but that's typical for this type of small car.

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2006 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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Luxury & Comfort — Like the styling and design of the car. Especially RED & BIEGE combination is rare to find. Loved this car for 3 years since 2012. Need to manage maintenance cost and fuel economy is average. Car look shines longer than expected!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: styling & engine

Cons: maintenance after warranty period is difficult

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2006 BMW 3 Series 330i Sedan RWDReview
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Favorite Car I've Owned. — I bought my 330i used with about 35,000 miles on it so still under warranty though I never had to use it. The previous owner had replaced the run flat tires, which are standard, with regular tires so I put run flats on right away. That was the biggest expense the whole time I owned the vehicle. It had the Sport and Premium Packages and was fun to drive every time I started it. You have to use premium gas but it gets such good gas mileage you don't mind. It was only in the shop twice (power window motors that I mentioned) other than oil changes. I couldn't recommend the car more highly. I clicked that I mostly used the car for sport/fun but the emphases is on the fun. I never took it to the track or rode it terribly hard but I was occasionally aggressive on some curvy roads. Only drove it to work occasionally

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

Pros: Sporty, good looking, comfortable, great fuel economy, handled like a champ.

Cons: My only con was that in the three years that I owned my BMW I had to replace both rear power window motors.  Not the end of the world but seemed a bit unusual

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Love BMW 3 series. Responsive, maneuverable fun to drive. Read More

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