2000 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: Not as bad as everyone says it

2000 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

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323i Sedan (2.5L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Not as bad as everyone says it is!
By Ken B. on


2000 BMW 3 Series 323i 4dr Sedan


Most everyone here complaints about the car being unreliable. Most of them also claims that they have replaced major things on their 10 yr old cars. I have been a BMW owner since 1994 and have driven nothing but BMW's ever since. Here's the real deal: Yes they have their quirks (window regulators, etc.) but most of the complaints I've read here involves just basic maintenance. Yes the cooling system are not 100% but with a little TLC one can update all the issues and drive a Bimmer for 600,000+km for a lot less than a Civic! Don't be taken in by the hype, these cars are great and don't cost a lot to maintain! Stick with a manual transmission, the autos WILL fail if not maintained properly!

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The performance package! The seats are more comfy than the regular seats and looks very racy! The 3 spoke steering is great too!
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By beanz313
on 03/22/11 20:01 PM (PDT)

you just made me feel much better man. Im supposed to be buying this 2000 bmw 323i from a friend at work. I didnt wanna tell anybody like the rest of my friends because i knew they would just try to talk me out of it. Well a couple of them found out and they just started going on and on about how i should get it parts are expensive and what if it breaks down yadaydayda i understand that maybe the parts can be pricey cometime to replace im just scared of how serious the part that breaks down would be and how often would this car need work. Anyway the bmw has 250 000km on it and he wants 5500 for it do you think thats and alrite deal? and yes it is stick shift.

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