2002 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: A Dream Car... But Not Very Pr

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A Dream Car... But Not Very Practical
By Emiroo on


2002 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


My wife and I love the way this car looks and performs so much that we overlook several complaints we have. It's beautiful and handles like a racecar! That being said, the upkeep on a BMW can be crippling. Whatever a part costs for a regular car, double (if not triple) that on a BMW. The trunk & backseat are smaller and not very helpful when we take our 2 children places in it. The stereo is incredibly weak and muddled for a car of this caliber. The door unlock button is right by the poorly placed cupholder making it likey to be the victim of a short after a spill (ours did). Still, the car is a blast to drive and turns heads! Not great for families, but still too much fun to get rid of.

Best Features

Visual appeal, power, smooth ride, quiet ride, amenities.

Worst Features

Desperate for a better sound system, redesign/relocate cupholder setup, needs larger trunk, improve (i.e. lower) maintenance costs.
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