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Pretty sweet wagon by SuperG from Colorado on 01/26/2012. Trim: 2005 BMW 325xi, Owned 3 years.
Pros: This car is great to drive. It handles and brakes superbly. You'll take the long way home just to enjoy the ride. The inline 6 engine provides plenty of giddy-up. Plus you can haul all of your stuff in the back.
Cons: There are a lot of cheap plastic parts that like to break for no reason. I've had to replace the auto-dimming mirror, window regulator, and the wood door trim. These are commonly reported problems on these cars, and problems I've never had on any other vehicle I've owned. It runs great, but if the door handle snaps off for no reason, what good is it going to do me.
Overall review: Overall I like the car. The last of the e46 series is a well designed piece of machinery. However I would caution any prospective purchaser that things are going to break and need fixed. The engine will run, but the windows might not work. But when everything does work, yeeeee-haw! It's a great grocery getter.
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Great BMW wagon by wagon lover on 10/26/2005. Trim: 2005 BMW 325i, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: This car really runs great. It has great handling and braking system. I did run into a situation for emerge braking and the car just stopped almost immediately and without shaking. Acceleration is also amazing for a 184HP engine. Do get the sports package if possible. It not only improves performance, but also make the car more powerful and stylish with bigger tires.
Cons: Nothing so far.
Overall review: This is the best choice for an entry level luxury car.
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Tahoe Flyer by Tahoe Flyer from Olympic Valley on 08/16/2005. Trim: 2005 BMW 325xi, Owned 1 year.
Pros: A joy to drive. Of course, it's my first car in 12 years as I've been driving trucks and SUVs ... but it's awesome. And we really got to put it through it's paces in Europe - the only way to take delivery of your BMW. Looking forward to doing it again.
Cons: Being in sales myself, my experience with BMW sales has been less than satisfactory. Example: adding satellite radio was very important to me and my sales rep said we could do it after the car arrived. However, he never checked and for some reason, the XI wagon is the only 325 model that cannot have the BMW satellite radio installed. The service staff has been excellent, though, here and in Europe. Lastly, don't ever purchase the cheesy BMW bike racks.
Overall review: Love the car, just go through the motions with the sales staff.
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BMW Driver by An MSN Autos Consumer on 07/18/2005. Trim: 2005 BMW 325i, Owned less than 1 year.
Overall review: Excellent car.
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"The Ultimate Wagon" by An MSN Autos Consumer on 06/15/2005. Trim: 2005 BMW 325xi, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: This vehicle offers everything one could want with the added versatility of a sports wagon. It has roomy storage space and comfortable seating. It is youthful and sporty and has all the upgrades for people with an active lifestyle! It offers many safety aspects that were key selling points, such as the curtain air bags, back up sensors and tinted rear view mirror and side mirrors as well as one touch speaker phone capabilities and a safety button that signals a call center if one ever gets into a bit of trouble. It has it all!
Cons: Any add-ons come with the price, but it is worth the expense. Spend the money for the upgrades it is worth every penny (alarm, door lock, protective coating, programmed keys)! Wagons are far and few between. The dealer told us that BMW does not manufacture many because there isn't a huge demand for them so you may have to special order your sports wagon.
Overall review: This car is a "must have" if your are thinking of purchasing this vehicle think no more and BUY!
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