Know your preference
By JoeMarlin on
2001 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
Without a doubt the performance is
outstanding and the exterior design is
quite elegant. I enjoy driving this
However, problems have made ownership
much less satisfying than it should be.
(MINOR: window squeaking, passenger
door hard to close, moonroof shade off
track, loose DSC related connection,
popping noise in rear, clunking noise
in 1st gear, bulbs frequently failing.
failed ?sensor leading to engine
overheating, vehicle shutting off at
low speed while stopping).
In sum, know your
expectation (performance or
reliability) and pick accordingly.
Consumer Reports removed its
recommended rating due to reliability
Look of vehicle with interior lights on
as one enters the vehicle at night.
BMW should proactively address its
known problems to maintain customer
I am considering a switch to a G35