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The Ultimate Driving Machine by kourty on 10/05/2010. Trim: 2003 BMW 3-Series 325i, Owned 6 years.
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Pros: Beautiful interior, great airbags helped saved our lives in a high speed impact accident. Great air control features, wonderful mirrors and windshield. And the sound of the V6 engine starting up... priceless!
Cons: Fuses, Windshield, Radio
Overall review: Had this car for 7 years. Ran beautifully and gracefully. Had a couple of problems where the radio and cd player just stopped working completely but it was a recall from the manufacturer. Fuses in the drivers side mirror had stopped working but got that fixed as soon as possible. It is one of the best German made cars and will be around for years to come. Constructed beautifully from the brake pads, lights, windshield wipers and caramel interior.
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Great Little Car by An MSN Autos Consumer on 11/20/2010. Trim: 2003 BMW 3-Series 325i, Owned 5 years.
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Pros: Love my 325i Sport Pkg. Sedan! Rides, handles, runs, and looks great! I bought the car from a BMW Dealership and it was a CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) car. It had under 29k miles on it when I bought it and today it has a little over 102k miles on it.
Cons: A little pricy once the warranty ran out. I've spent just over $3000 on it this year (2010). Window regulator, ECM, Sunroof Seal, Doorlock unit in driverdoor, Oil Seperator. Still needs lower control arm bushings with a quote from the dealership at $550.
Overall review: Great car just very costly once warranty runs out.
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Run to Get One! by Jim B from sunny Florida on 06/05/2012. Trim: 2003 BMW 3-Series 325i, Owned 5 years.
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Pros: The way it handles when racing down the highway! You can zip from 1 lane to the next without excessive rocking. I don't own the M3 but this car sure acts like it is, step on the gas and go! Great mileage - 20 mpg city and hitting about 32 highway! LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!
Cons: Repairs can be costly, and often happen 1 after the other. The rain gutter is ridiculously expensive to replace ($500) which is why so many internet sites have alternate repair solutions... gorilla glue being on top.
Overall review: The best part of the car is the way it handles, zipping through traffic with ease. I even had an overheating problem where the reserve water supply had cracked and it was impossible to find by myself... I was stranded in the middle of the everglades and had to run it hot to get to a safe place. I thought that this would have killed the block or totally ruined the car but my mechanic checked it out and after replacing the reserve stated that there were no other issues! Runs fantastic!
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Bmw 325i (insert more fuel here) by An MSN Autos Consumer on 12/13/2011. Trim: 2003 BMW 3-Series 325Ci coupe, Owned less than 1 year.
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Pros: The SE model has alot of kit, but is not as agressive as the sport, so doesn't have as harsh a ride, which suits me alot more. The engine and gearbox are smooth and it's reasonably fast. The interior is very well laid out and everything is easy to use, along with a nice stereo. The grey leather seats are very comfortable on long journeys, and the heated seats are useful at this time of year, too.
Cons: Not much to say about this car in terms of 'cons'. The only problem really is running costs. It's not too bad when you drive it carefully, or cruising along the motorway. Another let down with the coupe is the practicality. Bmw have obviously tried their best but there is still a lack of decent leg room in the back for passengers, despite being a 4 seater.
Overall review: The 325 looks great, and is a car you can turn up anywhere in. It handles well and would be ideal for someone who likes their cars. It beats the competition from Audi with the A4 by a long shot, having alot of speed and spec as standard. I have never had any major problems with it mechanically, and i'm sure it will last another couple of decades. Don't be fooled by the good value of these cars, it will cost you alot more in the long run, so go buy yourself a 320d, they're just as nice.
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A hot and Classy "ride"! by An MSN Autos Consumer on 12/06/2011. Trim: 2003 BMW 3-Series 325i, Owned 5 years.
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Pros: Everything !
Cons: Brakes need replacing about every 3 years
Overall review: I have owned a Honda , a Nissan and a Voltswagon...all were great cars but the BMW 3 series is the best!
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