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2006 BMW 3 Series Convertible

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2006 330CI used purchase
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By graeme silvera
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2006 BMW 3 Series Convertible 330Ci 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Acceleration, handling, amazing expanding trunk that can hold an elephant.


Suggested Improvements

cheap plastic interior parts


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Love the car
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By mrsnitrobob
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2006 BMW 3 Series Convertible 330Ci 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Love the car. Have almost 125k miles and no problems, just the usual oil change, tires, brakes changing. Fun, reliable car. Navigation, while as not touch screen, it does allow my passenger use it, while I'm driving.


Favorite Features

Feeling the responsiveness of the car (not loose like my husbands Lexus LS) and hearing the engine "purring" when I start it every morning. Looks great, sounds great, and drives fantastic.


Suggested Improvements

Another outlet jack, and drink holder for back seats


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Lemon
10 of 15 people found this review helpful
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By Rhonda
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2006 BMW 3 Series Convertible 330Ci 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Thought BMW was a reliable, long lasting car manufacturer, but this adorable car has turned out to be a lemon. The car is very stylish, good body lines and just down right pretty. The auto convertible top is simple and quick to use and still leaves a roomy trunk. Bucket seats are about the most comfortable seats I've owned. Gas mileage is good 25+ mpg on highway and I'm a fast driver. Handling and braking performance are superior. But, it's been one thing after another, mirrors broke, wood look trim cracked, seat belt holders broke, interior door knob broke, window button broke, air vents in dash broke, in-dash cubbyhole storage compartment door broke, delay wipers erratic. Feel deceived


Favorite Features

Performance, smooth ride, handles great


Suggested Improvements

Better quality and cheaper maintenance


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Last "classic" (e46) 3 series converts.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By pete
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2006 BMW 3 Series Convertible 330Ci 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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What a great car! It's a "keeper" for sure. "ZHP" Performance Pkg (+$3900) makes the difference. Handles better than it's Miata predecessor, and is waaay more comfortable. Sure it's not a 300 hp twin turbo powerhouse. But it's such a balanced drive, perfectly mating the 3 liter 6 (235 hp) to the chassis and "M" suspension components. With the 6 spd. manual, we've seen 32 mpg when were forced to cruise down an Interstate. The final iteration of the E46 body, nicely rounded off (vs the angularity of E90s) just seems more appealing to the eye and the overall timelessness of the shape. Get one, if you're at all considering it!


Favorite Features

"ZHP" Performance Pkg. Engine. Shape. Suspension/chassis. 6 speed. Wheels. Seats. No Cost maintenance/service (4 yrs./50,000 mi.). The fact that leather was a n/c option over the Alcantra synthetic fabric (gets tacky looking, to me).


Suggested Improvements

Extend my warranty for a long as I have the car. :) Support highway/road funding, so that jurisdictions can make roads smooth like they should be (eliminate the ruts that make wide tires go crazy). Folding hard tops aren't, to my mind, true convertibles. Perhaps that will make this 330 worth more?


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Too Much Fun
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By Nancy Lawson
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2006 BMW 3 Series Convertible 330Ci 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I purchased my 330ci in November 2006. It drives like a dream and because I am a rather short individual, the seats fit better and are more comfortable than any other vehicle I have ever owned. BMW must have listened because my car does not have run flat tires and I have a very quiet ride. I didn't think I would enjoy the convertible as much as I have. It is so easy to use that I take the top down every opportunity I get. I also have the interface for wireless blue tooth that provides total hands free driving. I am so spoiled, I will never have another car without it. Likewise, the heated seats are such a pleasure! Yes, I love my car.


Favorite Features

Convertible. Wireless Blue Tooth. Heated seat. Smooth drive.


Suggested Improvements

Larger trunk.


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