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325xi great car
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By BMWwagonowner
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2003 BMW 3 Series Wagon 325xi AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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The 2003 325 wagon handles beautifully under all conditions, and I give it high marks for exterior styling. The 2.5 liter might be a little underpowered for some with the added weight of the AWD system. I look at it as a positive - saving fuel for the driving I do most often.


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Great little SUV substitute
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By cwpnewpaltz
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2003 BMW 3 Series Wagon 325i Rwd 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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After three SUVs that had trouble getting to 21 mpg on the highway, I finally concluded I needed hauling capacity, not testosterone, and this little BMW wagon. It is a joy to own and drive. My seventh BMW since 1980, and the first non-7 series, I find it has enough creature comforts to be near luxury class,and the reliability is 100%. Free scheduled maintenance and roadside assistance (not that I've needed this service) are a nice plus. Couldn't possibly like a car more.


Favorite Features

It drives like a BMW.


Suggested Improvements

Hmmm... they don't bring in many of the 3-series with navigation, and I'm addicted. I always buy off the floor. So I couldn't get this very handy option. Maybe this should be a built- in feature of more 3-series cars.


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Not my mother's station wagon!
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By Gadget Gal
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2003 BMW 3 Series Wagon 325xi AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Reliable, nimble and fun to drive, I have enjoyed my first BMW thoroughly. Sporty feel, excellent handling on highway and twisty back roads.


Favorite Features

Easy to load and park, good driver visibility, turns on a dime.


Suggested Improvements

Driver controls overly complicated, compared to a Japanese car. Mediocre stereo requires too much fiddling to manually tune a new station. Also, GPS requires too much driver attention away from the road. Needs a touch screen system like Lexus. Temperature controls never seem to be consistan


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OUR BMW
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By mcfam
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2003 BMW 3 Series Wagon 325xi AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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WE GOT THIS CAR BECAUSE IT LOOKED YOUNGER THAN A MINI VAN BUT WE HAVE LOVED THIS CAR MORE THAN WE EVER THOUGHT WE WOULD WE KNOW THAT WE WILL NEVER OWN ANYTHING BUT A BMW THEY ARE THE MOST WONDERFUL CARS YOU CAN OWN


Favorite Features

I LOVE THE HANDLING AND THE LOOK OF THE SPORTY BUT PRACTICAL


Suggested Improvements

SO FAR WE HAVE NONE


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BMW 325xi
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By Outdoor girl
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2003 BMW 3 Series Wagon 325xi AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I love this car. It handles great and is wonderful in snow.


Favorite Features

Great braking and handling. I love the ski bag that folds out and the heated seats.


Suggested Improvements

a center consol with more storage.


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Practical Sports Car
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By rauhala
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2003 BMW 3 Series Wagon 325xi AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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This is the perfect car for those who love to drive but want the ability to carry people and things. It looks good, goes where you point it, is good on gas, grips the road, has a very high quality "feel" and with the 5 speed manual and glass moon roof it drives like a sports car. It is perfect.


Favorite Features

BMW handling, manageable size, flexible seating and/or storage


Suggested Improvements

heating/AC controls are a bit complicated, gas tank "sender" needed replacment at 1.5 years (30,000 miles)


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ill car
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By dougyfresh
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2003 BMW 3 Series Wagon 325i Rwd 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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this car is priceless, rips it up, mad horsepower, worth the $$. definetly a 10.


Favorite Features

colors, interior, sport package wheels, performance, it has it all man. very good in snow and doesnt let any audi's or honda's take it. thats for surethis car is priceless, rips it up, mad horsepower, worth the $$. definetly a 10.


Suggested Improvements

colors, interior, sport package wheels, performance, it has it all man. very good in snow and doesnt let any audi's or honda's take it. thats for sure


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Wow
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By Ish
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2003 BMW 3 Series Wagon 325i Rwd 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I highly recomend buying one.


Favorite Features

Steptronic Trans, lowend torque.


Suggested Improvements

More horsepower needed than the 184 it comes with.


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Butter
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By HappyChap
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2003 BMW 3 Series Wagon 325i Rwd 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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We recently purchased a 2002 325 Sports Wagon. We are surpized at how fun and luxurious it has been, as well as functional (we stuffed a full sized front door in the rear last week). The fit and finish has been great. We had one little rattle in the dash and broken hatch latch, but the dealer fixed promptly. I like to drive hard and this car is a dream. It takes the corners hard, slap it into sports mode on the auto transmission and it is a completely different car. The car has an amazing amount of road feed back, but without being tiring. Drove the A4, G35, & others, but they didn't have the same feel. It drives like butter, smooth.....


Favorite Features

Love the way the car thinks for you. The key sets the seat to my position, the doors lock over 2.5 mph, the stereo quiets as you slowdown, the transmission is fun and flexible. The best feature is a toss-up between the Xenon lights and the heated seats.


Suggested Improvements

I would like to have checked out an AWD model, but my So. Cal dealership never gets them. The stereo speakers could be a little stronger in terms of bass.


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Great Car- Fiddly Controls & Bad Mileage
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By Hank-NJ
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2003 BMW 3 Series Wagon 325xi AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Steering, handling, engine & braking are perfect. Rides smooth & solid. AWD great in snow/rain. Looks beautiful. Good utility for couple with one toddler. Very happy with purchase. However. Horrible mileage for small car. Avg only 20 mpg hwy (and it was 12-17 during the 1st 1k miles). I don't expect an econ car, but it should come close to advertised. Controls are fiddly. Rear win washer dribbles into 1 corner and the headlt washers blow fluid onto hood (dealer says not adjustable). Seat cushions too short (I'm told the opt. sport seat are better). But! Will take the negatives because of the driving experience. Fix the little things and it's perfect.


Favorite Features

Handling, engine and overall performance. AWD. Fun to drive.


Suggested Improvements

Manual controls for climate. Override for auto-wipers. Nix the ice warning. Finish cargo area in black to reduce dirt. Change the mpg rating or improve the fuel econ.


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