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By jraby
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2004 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I have really enjoyed driving this car.


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Looks Great, but looks can be deceiving.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By a587789
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2004 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I purchased this car used with 60k on it. At first it drove wonderfully. Then old age set in. After 25k miles, it started to break down. It seems like all the things in the engine that broke down, were plastic. Water pump, coolant reservoir, etc..... Not cheap to fix. Power steering pump went out quick and every mechanic, including BMW Mechanics, knew this was a major problem. $750 just to fix the pump. I decided it was time to part ways when I needed to make a 2k mile trip and I found out I had an oil leak, the window motor went out and the ac blower motor was going out. These are great cars if you're Bill Gates, but I'm not. So I bought a Charger.


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Driving performance. Acceleration. Handling. Exterior Design. Comfort.


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Everything else.


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Most Reliable BMW, 2004, 325i
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By mikeygg69
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2004 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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The 2004, BMW 325i is the most reliable and aggressive engine of the 3 series BMW line. I purchased the BMW in Heidelberg, Germany brand new in 2003 October. Since then, I have not really spent any money replacing or changing mechanical parts, except for the rotor, shocks, struts, and of course the occasional oil change. Driving this vehicle is a dream. At 100,000 miles, I just got the transmission and differential oil change. For $36K, it has been the best purchase of this magnitude, ever. The only bad thing about the 2004, BMW 325i is the interior is made very cheap. Stuff start to fall apart after a few years.


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Engine


Suggested Improvements

Better durability of interior.


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Don't buy this car
15 of 30 people found this review helpful
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By felipea1
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2004 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Overall this is the worst vehicle EVER!! I keep fixing parts all the time, if I can summarize all the problems with BMW 325i I will need more space. Please stay away from BMW you will thank me later. Great engine but that's it; the quality of the cockpit is horrible, the engineers who design the cheap parts in the interior and exterior should be ashamed.


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engine


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Overall this is the worst vehicle EVER!! I keep fixing parts all the time, if I can summarize all the problems with BMW 325i I will need more space. Please stay away from BMW you will thank me later. Great engine but that's it; the quality of the cockpit is horrible, the engineers who design the cheap parts in the interior and exterior should be ashamed.


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Not recommended too crapy user interface not a luxury car at all!!!!!!!!!!!!
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By prinze
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2004 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Had this car since 2004 engine for this car is pretty good, but has a lot of little problems came up from time to time...The alignment is one of the biggest i took it to the BMW dealer for three times and they still couldn't completely fix the problem. The computer told them it is aligned but when i on road it always tends to go left. The interior wood got a lot the cracks i guess from the hot and cold weather. This car has very bad control interface, the cruise control responds is very slow. when i press the accelerator it didn't accelerate until least least 5 seconds later, same goes for decelerate. BWM should known better than in a highway 5 second disaster!!!


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Suggested Improvements

This car has very bad control interface, the cruise control responds is very slow. when i press the accelerator it didn't accelerate until least least 5 seconds later, same goes for decelerate. BWM should known better than in a highway 5 second responds time for the cruise control would mean disaster!!!!!!!!! There is no indication if the cruise control is set or not only indicates it is On and that is not the same as set the car at a certain speed!!!!!!!!!!.


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