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BMW BUYER BEWARE
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By Unhappy Owner #9
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2004 BMW 3 Series Coupe 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I purchased my 2004 330ci coupe in 08/2003. As I drove it home and I slide the sunroof cover closed it the plastic retaining clips holding the cover broke. BMW fixed it with metal clips. 2nd problem battery died due to heat seats software problem left one of the battery cells on after car was turned off and drained the battery. BMW fixed this by updating software and replacing battery. 3rd problem I ran out of gas when the gas gauge showed 1/4 tank of gas left. Fuel sensor gets clogged and fuel gauge stops working. Bmw does not have a fix for this accept to clean the fuel sensor with a easer the 1st time and replace the sensor the 2nd time. I'm sorry I sold my Toyota 4Runner!


Best Features

Sweet car when it runs. After having 3 problems im scared to drive it. I worry the thing will break again. I would not drive this car across country. The Fuel sensor sucks and BMW better fix this problem by developing a stainless steel sensor instead of the one that comes on it.


Worst Features

Fix the fuel sensor. Don't buy a BMW. Buy a Toyota or a Lexus!


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why to complaint
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By TD330
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2004 BMW 3 Series Coupe 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Best car ever, fun to drive, don;t put attention to all those comments about window rregulators, and not well funded complaints. Botton line If you've got the bucks this is the way to go.


Best Features

Comfort,Sport seats,


Worst Features

HK sound system, not a huge diference


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Many Improvements Needed
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By TechJunkie
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2004 BMW 3 Series Coupe 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Ti silver '04 330Ci with sport and premium packages and Al trim. PROS: Extremely fun to drive on any road! Smooth, sleek, beautiful and sexy exterior & interior. Plenty HP and torque. Tight suspension. Precision steering. CONS: Has issues cold starting in winter months. The climate control is not intuitive and doesn't remember to recirculate air. Too much wind noise at 70 MPH. Lifting seats will smash the back passenger's feet. Insufficient leg room for rear passengers. Horrendous brake dust problems on wheels. Quirky electronics: trunk light flickers, OBC inaccurate. 60 cycle hum out of speakers on all 3 Series w/wo premium HK sound. 1 CD in-dash player w/o song repeat.


Best Features

Acceleration and handling Auto-dimming rear view mirror. Seat & mirror memory. Radio/Cruise control on the steering column. Audible locking mechanism. Right side mirror adjusts automatically for parallel parking. Full size spare! Tool kit and rechargeable flash light. Full Maintenance!


Worst Features

Add ID3 Tag support for iPod on a modern head unit with a 6 CD in-dash changer (like Honda) Add space to place CD sleeves or cases. Remove the R/T button from the steering column. Remove the red nipple from the rear view mirror. Add rear cup holders. Reduce rattles and annoying 60-cycle hum.


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What a blast!
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By foxworthy77
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2004 BMW 3 Series Coupe 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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My dream car has been the BMW...I have had this 330Ci with Premium, Sport, Cold Weather packages for just under a year. I have over 15000 miles on it, and thoroughly enjoy it. I have had some minor problems with the driver door handle but other than that its been the dream I thought it would be. Definitely a head turner! Still can't believe its mine!


Best Features

Sport Seats, Harmon Kardon System sounds great, adaptive headlights, smooth shifting manual, auto down/up windows, ride is silky smooth cruising on interstate, excellent highway mileage, usually 30+;


Worst Features

Shorter throw shifter, adaptive headlights that turn more, reflectors on front bumper should be white or clear, brake pads that produce less brake dust, standard satellite radio, 6- disc in-dash changer that plays MP3s, cooled seats, put satellite radio antenna into shark fin, tinted windows


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Fun to drive but has problems.
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By Willy1
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2004 BMW 3 Series Coupe 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Purchased 2004 330ci in June 2003. This is a fun car to drive, and the handling is superlative. However, with 10K miles have already replaced transmission and 6 ignition coils. What has happened to BMW reliability?


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