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Fun-to-drive and practical
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By Harry in Los Angeles
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2004 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

My wife & I bought our blue 325iT certified pre-owned and have been extremely happy with the car. (And at CPO pricing, almost a bargain.) The car is as fun to drive as the 325 sedan and even sticks better in the curves due to its slight rearward weight bias and lowered suspension. At freeway speeds, we get 32 mpg! (City fuel economy, tho, is a poor 18 mpg.) Rear seat area is adequate but not spacious but we find the rear cargo area just fine (if you need to carry a 70-inch TV, maybe you need a bigger wagon). The Premium Package is superb - very luxurious and power-everything - get it. Fit and finish are also superb and our reliability has been pretty rock solid. A fabulous car.


Best Features

Handling dynamics; willing and peppy engine; lux interior with premium package; very practical and useful wagon capacity; surprisingly good fuel economy; IMHO best-looking sport wagon out there.


Worst Features

Yes, the cupholders do stink; if you buy new, the MSRP is too steep (buy CPO!); man oh man would I love the 3-liter engine from the 330 dropped in this car; the interior cubbyholes and storage bins are stingy.


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LOVE MY BIMMER
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By SHIRLEY BROWN
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2004 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

EXCELLENT PERFORMING VEHICLE THAT GETS BETTER MILEAGE THE HARDER YOU DRIVE IT. THE STEPTRONIC TRANSMISSION IS THE KEY TO FUEL EFFICIENCY ON CITY OR MOUNTAIN DRIVING. LOVE THIS CAR. MY ONLY COMPLAINT IS AFTER DRIVING FOR 5 HOURS THE SEATS IN THE 325I REALLY START HURTING THE BACK. NO LUMBAR SUPPORT. OVERALL RATING IS HIGH.


Best Features

I LOVE THE OPTION TO SWITCH TO MANUAL FOR THE ULTIMATE IN DRIVING PERFORMANCE. THE 325I SERIES HUGS THE ROAD AND PERFORMS LIKE NOTHING I HAVE EVER DRIVEN. A REAL PLEASURE TO OWN AND DRIVE.


Worst Features

THE SEATS COULD BE IMPROVED UPON FOR DRIVER AND PASSENGER. NOT ENOUGH LUMBAR SUPPORT FOR LONG TRIPS.


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Worth the Money
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By caa26
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2004 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Car is extremly fun to drive, can only imagine how the 330xi handles. Interior is luxurious with the premium package, and is well designed not to interfere with driving experience. But, there is almost no storage space inside. With the 325xi, you feel like you can handle any turn or obstacle in the road. Looked at the G35 which has nice power, but for the overall package the BMW 3-series is the way to go.


Best Features

AWD, Tight suspension, well designed interior


Worst Features

More in-cabin storage space, greater trunk space, improve fuel mialgw slightly


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Just loven it
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By Whynvme
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2004 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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You can ask for a better car than this one!!!


Best Features

Ummm, you have to get your own:-)


Worst Features

Drive the Audi and BMW has done the improvements, TeeHee....


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Don't get to close
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By Juno Boy
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2004 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Front paint chips easier than most cars. Dealer tacked on $1K as "Total vehicle protection" on the sticker which was a total scam. Very little thought put into cup holder placement. No leg room in rear seats even for kids. Get the 330xi(T) for the performance!


Best Features

Handles very good. Gas mileage is good. Drives 100 mph like your at 60.


Worst Features

Better design of interior center console and cup holders. Move rear seats back for more leg room.


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