by gsr on Dec 24, 2009 Vehicle: 2002 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
I bought the car when it was 8 months old w/ 3500 miles and have enjoyed it ever since. I bought snow tires for the winter, and use the summer tires at other times for performance. In 6 years of ownership, I've had the muffler replaced twice for noise (worked fine), the cd changer replaced for skipping, a tension pulley replaced for recall, and the control arms replaced once. This car is still a lot of fun to drive and it's never left me stranded. Occasionally the front headlight doesn't come on right away, but it always does eventually. I think it's a great mix of performance and value, and I've been extremely satisfied. I'm 6'4", and it's tough to find a comfortable car - this is one!
by HSD on Jul 6, 2007 Vehicle: 2002 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
I'm often amazed at how so many reviewers who have only test driven the BMW so readily heap its praise. I've owned a 330Ci Convertible now through 60,000 miles. In the last two years alone it has been in the shop for major repairs nine times. Count: new transmission, new alternator, battery, and ECU, new radiator, water pump, and impeller, new radio, new seat cover. Most recently it requires a new brake caliper, rotor and pads. I've come to understand that BMW really means, "Breaking Motor Woerken." There is a reason BMW offers such attractive leases on their cars: The only way worth driving one is as a rental.
by Dave on Jun 4, 2007 Vehicle: 2002 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
I recently traded in my perfectly fine 2006 Honda Civic EX coupe for this car, and I absolutely love it. I was looking for a little more fun than the Honda provided, and also something the family would enjoy. This car is all that you read about and more. It offers the perfect blend of fun, performance, and practicality. This is my first venture into BMW-land, and I'm hooked so far. I was looking for a used model with low miles, and I came across my 2002 330 CiC with just 38,400 miles and a clean Carfax. The beauty of BMWs is that they often look much younger than they actually are. I walked away with my "almost new" car for just $25k, down from $46k new. Very happy so far.
by Sully on Dec 20, 2006 Vehicle: 2002 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
This has been a great car and one of the best I have own. For a convertible it is very practical although not very fuel economical. Overall have had very very few problems and the car always provides a great driving experience.
by K Harney on Jun 22, 2004 Vehicle: 2002 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
There is always something wrong with
this car. The top quit working, the
trunk lid won't catch properly, the
all-window switch broke, the auto door
locks stick, the brake rotors are wear
items(!!), the covering has worn off
the center console, the glove box
won't open. I will admit it drives
great, but I cannot accept the
constant stream of annoyances. BMW
customer care couldn't care less. I'll
NEVER own another BMW.
BMW has seen fit to give the sedans and wagons a facelift for 2002. An in-dash CD player finally makes it onto the standard features list. The center stack has been altered to accommodate the new automatic climate controls. Steptronic automanual operation has been altered so that you move the transmission lever forward for downshifts and backward for upshifts. Bi-xenon headlamps are on the options list so that both low and high beams can glow a cold blue and can be set to automatic operation. Rear side airbags are available for coupes and convertibles. Two new colors, Electric Red and Gray Green (and a Natural Brown interior leather) join the color spectrum.