2006 BMW 3 Series 325Ci 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
I have had my 325ci for one month now and let me say it's the best car I've ever owned. I recently owned a Mercedss Benz E320 I know there is now comparing the two my BMW is truly in a class of its own. The overall performance is superior, the way it handles on the highway is a delight for those individuals that want a fast ride. Riding with the top down on a bright sunny day is simply the best.
2006 BMW 3 Series 330Ci 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
Went from a 2000 Z3 to this as i still wanted a convertible with the excellent handling and fun to drive capabilities of the Z3 but something more "practical". This car is amazing to drive and can fit 3 kids with luggage for the weekend with dad to boot! Highly recommend that you "shark" the car as the performance and throttle response is like night and day - dont know why they dont do this at the factory. Also recommend that you install a short shift kit, both upgrades will make a great car even better. So far no major problems in over 30,000kms of spirited driving.
Acceleration, handling, amazing expanding trunk that can hold an elephant.
We thoroughly enjoy our 2006 BMW 325i sedan.
Ours has a sport package, which includes larger wheels (looks nice), sport steering wheel, but most important is the sport seats.
Dual power seats with power side bolsters and manual seat bottom extenders.
Compared to our 2009 328i (Premium - no sport), the seats on the '06 are so much better.
The ride comfort isn't as good as the '09, but it's still good for a performance sedan.
The fit and finish is still good, materials are very well made and have held up well.
Paint still looks good, except for the repainted bumpers from a parking lot ding (factory paint is so much better than a body shop repair).
Overall, we're very happy!
Handling, smooth idle, precise steering, fade resistant brakes, good looks, quality materials, low maintenance and repairs - you must keep up with maintenance or you'll pay later.
Great visibility, feels like an extension of me, comfortable seats, good long distance driving car, smooth on road, lots of front leg room, good stereo, trip computer and all the nice creature comforts.
Needs a little more back seat leg room.
Center hump is a bit tall, so car is really a 4 passenger car.
A little more power would be nice - our '09 328i is a perfect mix between power and gas mileage.
2006 BMW 3 Series 330xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
The way this car pulls, brakes and handles is nothing short of perfection. After having this car in the shop (for water damage that was my fault) I got a 2010 Passat rental. I am glad I did as it just made me appreciate the performance of this BMW all the more. One major flaw though is that all the wiring is beneath the floor carpeting and the panels actually lead the water to the electrical wiring and modules (super poor design). So when I left my windows open and it rained, it fried my electrical wiring and burnt a hole in my carpet ($6000 bill). ***So make sure you get quality rubber mats to keep rain and snow from penetrating the carpet from your shoes or windows open when it rains.
In 2006 I purchase a new 325I. Have own many different type of cars and none have disappointed like this 2006 325I. Here is the history of the money pit;
In 2006 I purchase a new 325I. The bad; head replaced, valve cover-broken bolts, door handle sticking, water pump, rear window replaced because of faulty defogger grid , rear windows sometime work, starter motor, ignition coils, less than 90k on my car.
No more than a money pit. The Good; fun to drive.