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By kawliga
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2001 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I have been buying 325is since '92 and this one is the I've kept the longest. These are fine cars but little things bug you and are expensive to fix. I'm sure I will switch to Honda, can't be any more trouble and a lot cheaper. Just finished a 3000 mile trip and averaged 32.2 with the automatic. I was pleased with that.


Best Features

I think you sit up straighter when driving a BMW, not physically but emotionally.


Worst Features

Give me Honda/Toyota quality.


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2001 330i
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By vancerd
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2001 BMW 3 Series 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Coolest car I have ever owned by a long shot. This car is a rocket, but I can still get 31 mpg on the highway (if I drive the speed limit).


Best Features

Performance, fuel economy, quality of fit and finish


Worst Features

Cheaper


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Ultimate 4 place convertible
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By ThosEM
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2001 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Compared with my 1999 Sebring convertible, this car is less expensive to maintain, much more fun to drive, and far better made. Where the Sebring was soft, floppy, and squishy, the 330Ci is solid, firm, and well-damped. And an extra half liter of displacement makes a world of difference in performance. The simple instrumentation harks back to classic sports cars, and so does the hearty sound of the DOHC straight six. Even the starter sound is rapturously robust. The big sport option brakes are simply out of this world, and well worth the brake dust. My only problem in a year and 10k has been the previous owner, who trashed the wheels and control arm bushings on potholes. And what a looker!


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Short front overhang, muscular build, wide rear wheels, balanced road stance, controlled sport suspension, rain-sensing wipers, open alloy wheels and giant brakes, dipping right mirror, convertible top cover, fine fit and finish throughout, especially the convertible top, Xenon headlights, etc.


Worst Features

Could use a compass, wheel cleaner wand for removing that brake dust, transmission fluid level dipstick. BMW could be a bit less mystical about certified parts and mechanics. Also, my warning triangle is missing ;=)


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Great, if onyl the windows worked
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By Joe G
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2001 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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The BMW 325i 2001 was a great car to drive, handled the winding road up to Tahoe very well, looked good and sounded awesome. Probably the best driving experience of my life. They really designed it so the driver could hear just enough of the engine to feel like they were driving a sports car. Unfortunately it was all the little features that were crap. Both power windows had to be replaced twice (each) within a 3 year period. After about 4.5 years the electrical component that controlled the car shorted out and the car died in the middle of the highway. Once left the gas cap open and had to go to dealer to reset warning light.


Best Features

Drove really great, felt awesome going around curves, the car felt liked it hugged the road. And I love the way the engine sounded.


Worst Features

Fix all the "other things!" Come on BMW! Power windows that stop working after 2.5 years?


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DON'T DO IT !
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By TonyRock
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2001 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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The car is nice looking and fun to drive but if you expect it to be quality you are dead wrong. My coolant tank bursed after 100K which caused my head gasket to break and now the care is basically worthless. If you want to drive this car for a few years and have fun fine. But I wouldn't hold it after 70K miles! Little things go on it all the time. BMW is over rated!


Best Features

Handling.


Worst Features

Parts, quality.


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