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2002 BMW 3 Series Coupe

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Fun and Stylish
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By Hughes
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2002 BMW 3 Series Coupe 325Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Bought this car because my Honda Accord lacked fun and perfomance. Looked at a BMW Z3 but wasn't willing to go from a sedan to no storage at all. This was the perfect compromise. Surprisingly has a decent size backseat and backseat leg room for a coupe.


Favorite Features

On steering wheel radio controls, and sports automatic transmission.


Suggested Improvements

More storage for CDs, etc.


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Worth the Aggravation
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By RAB
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2002 BMW 3 Series Coupe 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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OK, I've had problems. Most recently the alternator overcharging. BUT - there is nothing else like this car at this price point. I bought a fully loaded low mileage '02. Once you familiarize yourelf with the Steptronic transmission, you will never buy another brand of car - the performance is that good. And you have to consider the real source for a lot of the little issues - Germans simply do not care about brake dust, wind noise, or cup holders. They want a fast sport coupe that handles well and stops well - period. If you like driving, then the 330Ci is for you.


Favorite Features

Inline six is a work of art. Brakes are huge. But Steptronic transforms this car. Do yourself a favor and get good tires - Michelin Pilots or something similar. Rear seat comfort is not too bad. Trunk is huge. Besides all of that, the car is gorgeous ('02 front fascia is stunning).


Suggested Improvements

Some of the interior trim pieces are losing their finish. Paint could be better. Trunk sometimes smells. Between blue paint and brake dust, car is hard to keep clean. Harmon Kardon is not worth the $, esp the speakers - lousy. But remember - performance is everything and this car delivers!


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BEST CAR I'VE EVER OWNED
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By Matt
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2002 BMW 3 Series Coupe 325Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Absolutely the best car I've ever owned. Could tell the second I started the test drive. My first road trip summarizes it all. 1200 Miles from LA to Lake Tahoe and Back. 4 People in the car, full trunk, AC on, many 100+mph sprints, two over 120, 130 top speed, and two passengers SOUND ASLEEP AT 130MPH!! Up to well over 7000 ft on the Climb up to the summit, driving around for a week at altitude in city driving conditions. Round trip gas mileage 28.6 MPG!!! AMAZING AUTOMOBILE, the quintessential BMW, 2.5L inline six + manual transmission + two door coupe= BMW!! Definitely the ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE!!


Favorite Features

Two passengers sound asleep at 130MPH!!!!


Suggested Improvements

Just a little bit more power please :)


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Wow !!
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By Chris
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2002 BMW 3 Series Coupe 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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This car is amazing. My girlfriend and I were looking for a nice used luxury sports car and i had read many reviews on this vehicle. The reviews don't do it justice. This car is very quick and very nimble. I was really suprised at how much life this car has left in it with having 68K on the odometer but it purrs like a kitten. It also has great curb appeal. If you are looking for a great handling sports car, look no further. This car has it all and then some. The only downside is the interior plastic door handles squeak a bit. This may be do to the fact that the previous owner may have had them taken off the car.


Favorite Features

The powerband is amazing on this car. Once you hit 3 grand hold on. Some have rated the sound system poorly, but i thought I was pretty kickin'. The harmon kardon system doesn't fuzz out at high volumes like other manufacturers' stereos


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BMW 325ci
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By JACEK
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2002 BMW 3 Series Coupe 325Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I bought this car on 12/3/05. The car is absolutely mint with sports package and clear euro lenses plus 5- speed manual. It has 42,000 miles on the speedometer. This beemer is absolutely great. The styling in and out, brakes, cornering. I love to take it on serpentine roads and zoom thru the turns. Acceleration seems to be sluggish a little bit from 0-60, However when you reach 60 forward it feels like a bullet. The maintenance can be vey expensive. After 3 weeks of ownership and hard usage of brakes. My brake light came on. I went to the local dealership and was told I need to wait 2.5 months for the first spot cost ($600).I did job myself for $120.


Favorite Features

DSC - Dynamic Stability Control, Silver trim, 17-inch wheels with the low profile tires (sports package). Euro-lenses (you need to get these).


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage should be slightly better for only 184 horses.


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