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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.


Best 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).


Worst Features

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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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.


Best 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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Another Great 3er
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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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Incredible in every way! After owning many BMWs this is no disappointment. My last was an E36 99 M3. BMW has come a long way in terms of refinement, but build quality has suffered a bit compared to the E36 cars, especially interior. It is nowhere as "raw" as the previous generation, which some owners may see as regression. Smooth torqueband, perfect styling, handling hardwired to your brain. This car is really so much fun to drve and like any other BMW, you love it more and more every day. Reliability is perfect and even maintenance parts are dirt cheap compared to Honda, Toyota, etc. Just know where to look!


Best Features

Another great engine, smooth transmission, handsome good looks, supple suspension, xenon lights, great HK sound system, rock-solid reliability, cheap parts, great internet member support, monster brakes, sporty exhaust note


Worst Features

Please remove the clutch delay valve(CDV)! I can't drive this thing smoothly! Interior storage space is at a premium. BMW must offer a limited slip diff with this car. A standard alarm would be nice.


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Awesome Car... Just Awesome!
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By Adam
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2002 BMW 3 Series Coupe 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Okay, granted I have only had this car for a few days, but I driving it back from Kentucky to Atlanta, I got to know it pretty well. The car is unbelievable! Extremely smooth, stable, quick, predictable, quiet (no squeaks or rattles even on bumpy roads), and most of all.. FUN! I had one small problem with the door weather stripping that I knew about when I purchased it, but BMW fixed it under warranty, so now no problems. I could never buy another vehicle than a BMW. This car gets so many looks too, no matter where I am. It's just a beautiful, awesome car. I love it!


Best Features

Appearance, FUN factor, handling, Nav system, and interior ergonomics & quality.


Worst Features

The door weather stripping seems to rub against the door, marking up the leather in the door jam. However, it can't be seen unless the door is open. Also, add a sub-woofer to the Harmon Kardon sound.. it needs more bass. It's very clean sound though.


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Absolutely fun to drive
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By urbina77
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2002 BMW 3 Series Coupe 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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This car is a great to drive! It seems small but when I get in I'm 6'2" 250lbs. the leg room is amazing! The controls are within easy reach and the acceleration is always ready to push it when I need it. Corners are easy to make and the car responds excellent.


Best Features

the exterior design and acceleration, also cornering


Worst Features

radio/CD sound quality can be improved, speakers rattle when volume turned up, that should not happen with this quality of car.


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