2004 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: Many Improvements Needed
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2004 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

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330Ci Coupe (3.0L 6-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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Many Improvements Needed
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2004 BMW 3 Series 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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