Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Average Consumer Rating 442 Total Reviews
Write a review

Performance
Comfort
Value
Fun-to-Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Fun to Drive, Not Fun to Fix
By afski786 on
Vehicle
2003 BMW 3 Series 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
Review
I bought this car in March 2011 with 107,000 miles at the time. It's a great car to drive, and looks awesome. However, there have been several maintenance problems. First, when I bought it, it was missing the rain gutter on both sides. Getting those fixed was around $300. After a few months and 3000 miles, the starter went out and they also found the water pump needed replacing, both around $1,100. Then a few months later the thermostat, drive belts, CV Boots, and lower control arm busings needed to be fixed, $2400. Then the rain gutter clip broke, and finally the coolant tank, another $350. I wouldn't buy a BMW out of warranty; I thought they would be better mechanically but I was wrong
Recommend (3) (0)
Report it
Comments (1) Post a Comment
By afski786
on 01/11/13 15:17 PM (PST)

This is my post from about a year ago. Since I posted this, the water valve (I don't even know what that is...has something to do with the heat/ac system) had to be replaced, then the windshield wiper jets because they were both leaking, then the Vanos line, then the alternator, and finally the lock in the driver door. Oh, and I had to buy a new $180 key because when the alternator went out, it fried the microchip in the old key. All in all, I have put over $6000 into a car I paid $9000 for and have only put 12,000 miles on in 2 years

Report it
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.

Register

ADVERTISEMENT
Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific