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2004 BMW 3 Series Sedan

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Still going strong with 240K miles
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By C B
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2004 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Great car to own and drive. Yes, there will be repairs after 100k miles, but I got past 200K before having to replace the clutch. Most other repairs have been to structural parts - engine is just unbelievably superb. I drive in snow and mud, with pets, groceries, gear, etc. Gas mileage has been a solid combined 25 mpg for the life of the car. If you can find a used one, you could probably get a decade out of it and love every minute of driving it.


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I'll keep it till the end
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By mike farmer
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2004 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I'm the 2nd owner. Bought it when it had 13000. Has 123000 now. Very reliable, interior looks as good as the day I bought it!


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Bmw e46 325i sedan auto
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By e46e90
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2004 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Even though this car was automatic I have never driven a car like this one! When I abused it, it was so predictable, when I drive casually, no car was as fun and connected as thus car. I have never felt so happy and safe in a car as I did in this one. I was the second owner at 165000 miles, I changed the oil twice, changed the transmission fluid, and gave it gas once in a while. This car never gave me any problems, issues or annoyances. I was comfortable driving this car, and never in my mind did I ever fell that it would let me down when I drove it. I had it for 2 years and I will never own a car other than a bmw. I sold it for a manual car, I wanted an e46 again but I found a 2006 e90 325i


Best Features

The responsiveness, the handling, the performance, and anything relating to the car mechanically. It really is an outstanding drivers car, and very responsive and plenty powerful even at 170000 plus miles, and more reliable than a Japanese car. Same with the e90


Worst Features

The exterior styling. It would be perfect if it looked like the e46 coupe but with 4 doors. The ugly black line going all around the car needs to go, and the car needs to be a bit lower and more sloped and headlights more elegant like the 04 coupe. But still an attractive car.


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Looks Great, but looks can be deceiving.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By a587789
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2004 BMW 3 Series Sedan 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

Everything else.


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Most Reliable BMW, 2004, 325i
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By mikeygg69
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2004 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

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.


Best Features

Engine


Worst Features

Better durability of interior.


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