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By Chris
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2005 BMW 3 Series Sedan 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Simply put, this car is superb. It is a true driver's car as the connection to the road is unmatched and the handling/performance is on point. Purchased used; previous owner did not take proper care of the vehicle so I spent about $1000 to get the car in top shape; his loss, my gain as I got a great deal on the car to begin with. For those complaining about the firm ride, buy a Lexus, you will be much happier; this is not your car. For those complaining about the performance of the 325, it's a 325, what did you expect? Finally, for those complaining about the price and cost to maintain, its a BMW; if you can't appreciate the unparalleled driving experience, go buy an Acura or Infiniti.


Best Features

ZHP is a must for those who cannot get their hands on an M. This package adds parts, body pieces, and interior upgrades that really allow this car to stand out from other 3's. Premium sound is a must.


Worst Features

Higher quality headliner (falling down in rear, easy fix but annoying), higher quality coating on rims (peeling, common problem). Basically, take care of this car and it will take care of you. Preventative maintenance is a must; BMW "free" maintenance is inadequate.


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I become more impressed each passing day
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By Gene
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2005 BMW 3 Series Sedan 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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In order to validate BMW's trademark cliche, The Ultimate Driving Machine, you need to sit yourself behind the wheel. The BMW brand is a timeless vehicle that always seem to stay in style much longer than its competitors. I am impressed how easy the 3 series is to drive. The vehicle is so balanced and follows your commands so effortlessly. I have heard some negative remarks about the 3 series. Preventive maintenance is necessary for a vehicle that offers so much. If you do not take care of it than you can't expect excellent reliability. Take care of it and it will not let you down.


Best Features

One touch windows for all four corners and sunroof. Express window feature that allows you to open up all windows from the remote. Excellent interior lighting with classy dimming features. Headlight cleaners may be unnecessary but it's a unique feature not seen on my vehicles.


Worst Features

Include Bluetooth as a standard feature. 6 disc changer should be accessible from cabin rather than trunk. Auto start is not even offered as an option.


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Buy it if you are thinking about it
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By dbmw
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2005 BMW 3 Series Sedan 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Best car I've ever owned and it performs wonderfully both in town and on the open road.


Best Features

Speed.


Worst Features

Cup holders are hard to maneuver.


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330i with mp package
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By rayc
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2005 BMW 3 Series Sedan 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This car is a dream come true! Excellent power, excellent handling, outstanding braking power. I love this vehicle.


Best Features

Performance package.


Worst Features

I can't think of any.


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Enjoy the 2005 BMW
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By Karl H
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2005 BMW 3 Series Sedan 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I have owned the car for two months and loved it. The handling is incredible and I love the design of the interior. Mileage has been decent and trunk space is decent, although if you are going to have five individuals in the car, I would recommend looking at the Lexus. But, with four or less passengers, this is the perfect entry level luxery car in my opinion. Finally, this is the first time that I have ever driven a rear wheel drive car and that took a little to get used to at first, especially when stopping quickly. But, the RWD is not a big issue in my opinion.


Worst Features

I would recommend that BMW put the open trunk lock in a better location. Otherwise, that is the only complaint that I have so far in two months of ownership.


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