2004 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
My third BMW in five years is
definitely the best. I had a '99 Z3 2.8
and a 2000 528 previously. I just
traded an S-Type 4.0 on the 330cic
and it's good to be back to BMW.
The handling and performance are
the best in class. I love the subtle
'04 changes to the front end. The
six-speed is a blast to drive. Despite
only small changes to the car in six
years, it still turns heads. I'm
averaging close to 25 mpg with a 50/
50 split of in-town and highway
driving, which I think is pretty good
considering the performance of the
The exhaust note sounds great for a
"family" convertible. The fact that I
can get 3 kids in easily is another
bonus! Adaptive headlights work
great on non-lit rural roads.
More trunk space than expected
based on reviews. Easily fits 3 large
duffle bags for trips to the beach.
This car takes brake dust to another
level. If I want the wheels clean, it's a
daily chore. The stereo LED is dim
during the day and difficult to see.