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06 330 is the Best 3 ever!!!!!1
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By ab
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2006 BMW 3 Series 330i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Ever since I bought my car last month, it has been excellent. I have owned a 03 300m, 03 325i, and 04 TL. The new 330i is by far the best car I have driven!!!! I have the premium, cold, and sport packages (sport package worth the money). For car lovers, get the manual, it is more enjoyable than the automatic. The interior and exterior designs are great. For the older generation, it might be a problem, but for me (27) it is excellent. It is about time BMW updated their look to target the younger generation! I give the 06 330 3 thumbs up!!! (If I only had an extra one).


Favorite Features

Everything.


Suggested Improvements

Dealership should have the software available to change car settings. Example, turn on daytime running lamps, automatc door locks, etc.....


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First Bimmer
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By Michael C.
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2006 BMW 3 Series 325i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I just picked up my 2006 325i (Jet black exterior, blakc interior, manual, Sport package) a couple weeks ago and I am absolutely loving it. Not only is the E90 a beauty to look at, but its a beauty to drive too. I am glad I chose this over the G35 Coupe 6MT.


Favorite Features

Adaptive Brake lights (someone should've done this long time ago), Xenon Adaptive Headlights (optional), and Ground-Illuminating lights in door handles.


Suggested Improvements

If the 325i uses the same exact engine as the 330i, why can't people just get the 325i and tune it up to the 330i specs (w/ the 3 stage induction)?


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First One On the Block
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By Dogmom
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2006 BMW 3 Series 325i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This is my first BMW, have always owned practical japanese cars. Mine is basically stripped, only added the bun warmers. Checked out all of the competition first, this car wins (even though I'm not crazy about the new styling), hands down. The ride in the BMW is firm, sporty as it should be, but unlike the Acura, you do not feel every pimple in the road. I've driven a manual transmission for 20 years, and I'm still getting used to this one. The more I drive it, the more I like it. The sound on the base stereo is wonderful. I paid $1,000 to "upgrade" the stereo on my previous car, and it doesn't even come close to the sound quality of this one. The start button is a hoot!


Favorite Features

Ride quality, sound and feel. Even a "stripped" model is farily loaded. All of the window buttons are "one touch."


Suggested Improvements

Driver's seat needs to be able to be raised higher. I almost feel like a little kid I sit so low!


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BMW 325 2006
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By jf
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2006 BMW 3 Series 325i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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It's a nice car and fun to drive. Got everything that I look for, and doesn't have anything I don't care to have. Great handling, reasonably quite. It ride solid but smoothly, just one of the best car one could have hoped for out of a small car. Excellent road feel, easy to go around. To me, the new 3 is a better looking car than the 5 and the 7 series. A head turner no doubt.


Favorite Features

The style is my favorite of all, other than that it got just right ground clearance high, short throw shift, run flat tire. MP3, speed sensitive steering, and 6 speed auto are all my favorites.


Suggested Improvements

H pattern (6)shift sequencial transmission. Front cup holder's CG to high might cause spill in the car. Cup holder not deep enough. Front chain handle should attach to the chair rather than the floor mount. Softer stereo sound.


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BMW has raised the bar on sedans!
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By msargent
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2006 BMW 3 Series 330i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I just bought a 330i and it is hands down the best vehicle in the 35-45K class. I test drove the Acura TL and the G35x AWD and the BMW blows them away. The ride is great and the suspension handles everything well. You never feel like you're not in control of the vehicle. I love the new styling and the extras on the vehicle put it in a class by itself. Bluetooth phone system, BMW assist, Xenon headlights, heated leather seats just to name a few. The 8-way power driver and passenger seats are very comfortable and have good support. If you are looking for a entry-level luxury sedan, look no further than the new 3-series.


Favorite Features

Excellent sound system, Sirius radio, atuo light and windshield wipers, xenon headlights.


Suggested Improvements

More room in the back seat, push- through or fold-down seats to reach the trunk from the back seat area.


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What a car...
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By DR
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2006 BMW 3 Series 325i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Just got my new 325i with Sport Package. Wow, for years, I have driven VW's, Hondas...but this is totally different thing. I am glad I got it and it is definitely worth every dime. Outside is beautiful, compact, but just the way it's supposed to be. Inside is perfect, from the layouts to the available room, which is great for the class of this automobile. The car is super quiet, but roars nicely when stepped on it. Sport package is definitely worth the money. Leatherette looks and feels great. I could go on, and on...


Favorite Features

Ride, sound, interior, exterior, equipment, space, comfor, brakes, safety features, price is fair, factory tint, little neat touches like door knob lights, vented storage, trip computer with a complete info, 4yr full maintenance...


Suggested Improvements

For the type of vehicle, I believe automatic seats should be included, Xenon lights should be dealer option, not a factory option as it is hard to get them with the Sport package and 6- sp manual. Inside trim (wood, aluminum) should be dealer option, not a factory option.


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2006 BMW 325i
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By Wade
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2006 BMW 3 Series 325i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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In having new performance cars for years, this the best car I've had thus far. Absolutely no regrets in buying it! The 5 series is more car than I even wanted, a little big for me and pricier for things I wouldn't use anyway now, but I noticed that in 06 the new 325 has features built in that the 5 and 7 series have (some optional though) so when it comes to luxury and performance and good residual value, I think they're an excellent choice, plus they handle like nothing I've ever had before. I just picked one with the options I wanted vs paying extra for options I'd never use anyway in a car so for me it's perfect.


Favorite Features

A few things are the performance and handling, along with the new refined body style for 2006. It's much more economical than my old SUV also and more fun to drive, yet quiet and reliable like a luxury car should be.


Suggested Improvements

Nothing.


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Love my new 330
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By Tim A.
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2006 BMW 3 Series 330i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I've got 1,200 miles on mine and I absolutely love this car. Traded a 2002 CTS. The 330 blows it away off the line. I love the sporty ride and all the tech gizmos. Only complaint so far is not enough storage space. I think BMW has hit a home run with this car


Favorite Features

FAST!!!, clutchless manual shifting with auto., Handling, Bluetooth, push button start, great sounding sterio, cup holders that come out of the dash.


Suggested Improvements

little more storage space for cds and stuff.


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Happy 2006 325i owner
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By newbmw
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2006 BMW 3 Series 325i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I absolutely love this car. The new exterior design is sharp and in my opinion looks better than the older model... and I liked the look of the older models. The new design is hot and sporty. The added power is a nice bonus. It's loaded with standard features. Things I didn't have the last time I bought a car... mp3 player and power moonroof/sunroof just to name 2. It's only been a week and I can't stop driving... nearing 800 miles. =( But I love it.


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Fun in the Sun
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By Eric Schmidt
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2006 BMW 3 Series 330i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I just sold my 2001 330I and bought the new 2006 model and I couldn't be more happier. I got the sport package and premium package as I had before and the extra interior room is more than adequate. I have had several compliments on the new look and design. It doesn't seem as quick as my 2001 from the start but the ride is alot more comfortable and smooth. I recommend it to anyone who can afford it, but make sure you get the sport package with the upgraded rims etc.!


Favorite Features

18" rims and sport handling. The new 13 speaker stereo is great and I love the Sirius stereo.


Suggested Improvements

As I've only had the car for four days, no improvements are noted as of yet !


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