Used 2001 BMW 3 Series Pricing

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2001 Highlights

A boost in engine displacement and technology, plus an available all-wheel-drive system keeps BMW's venerable 3 Series at the top of its game in the competitive entry-level luxury market. Larger wheels and brakes are part of the engine upgrade. Two-stage front airbags, reduced steering effort, a Cold Weather package and Dynamic Brake Control round out the major changes for 2001.


  • Luxurious, powerful, exceptional road manners, available all-wheel drive for sedan and wagon.


  • Pricey for their market segment, limited cargo capacity.

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Used 2001 BMW 3 Series for Sale

BMW 3 Series 2001 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M) Titanium Silver Metallic 113,165 miles
Used 2001BMW 3 Series330i
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Brown's Arlington Honda has a wide selection of exceptional pre-owned vehicles to choose from, including this 2001 BMW 3 Series. This vehicle is loaded with great features, plus it comes with the CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. This 2001 BMW 3 Series has such low mileage it has been parked more than driven. There is no reason why you shouldn't buy this BMW 3 Series 330i. It is incomparable for the price and quality. You can finally stop searching... You've found the one you've been looking for.

BMW 3 Series 2001 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M) Titanium Silver Metallic Gray236,000 miles
Used 2001BMW 3 Series330i
Est.Loan: $54/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2001 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M) Titanium Silver Metallic 62,136 miles
Used 2001BMW 3 Series330Ci
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Fair Deal!
BMW 3 Series 2001 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M) Jet Black 130,753 miles
Used 2001BMW 3 Series330Ci
Est.Loan: $121/mo
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Fair Deal!
$162 Below Market
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BMW 3 Series 2001 325Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M) Titanium Silver Metallic 105,980 miles
Used 2001BMW 3 Series325Ci
Est.Loan: $143/mo

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Features & Specs

325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)325Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
Horsepower184 hp @ 6000 rpm225 hp @ 5900 rpm184 hp @ 6000 rpm

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This car is like a needy but beautiful girlfriend
Seriously. This car needs attention. Do not buy it if you are not willing to give it attention. I'm not sure if I can make that any clearer. I purchased this car as a graduation present to myself with money that I had saved up working throughout high school when I graduated in 2011. My dad and I are both car nerds. I wanted something that was sporty and had a manual transmission and wasn't your typical Mustang etc. I settled on this car after finding a 2001 Sedan with the manual with ~63k on it. I will admit that the first ~20k miles were somewhat rough. We probably spent an additional $2-3k catching up on some maintenance that the previous owner had neglected to do, and the dreaded Check Engine light did come on more than I would have liked. Honestly, the vast majority of those repairs were things like oxygen sensors where we could've just fixed it ourselves and have been done with it. This car really isn't terribly hard to work on. I am no mechanic, but I've fixed quite a few things on this car, and it's saved me a ton of money. If you don't feel comfortable fixing it yourself find a good independent shop in your area. The dealer will screw you out the butt when it comes to repair costs. I will say that the car has never left me stranded, and that's not something you can say about a 2001 Mercedes. Trust me. Like I said earlier. The car needs attention. Make sure to change its fluids and keep a watch out for weird noises, smells, and drivetrain peculiarities (read driveability issues). Doing this will eliminate over half of the possible repair scenarios people have described in these reviews. I'm quite positive that the majority of those leaving negative reviews bought an older BMW expecting it to be just as great on maintenance as a Honda. It is not a Honda; however, if you take care of this car, it will take care of you. Over the last 40k miles or so the only money I have put into this car is consumables (oil, tires, spark plugs, etc), an ignition coil ($75), power steering hoses (~$250), and a dirty injector. I would also like to point out that I would get the manual if I were looking to purchase another one of these, as there are a lot of complaints related to the automatic. The stick is way more fun, it makes the car quicker to 60 (by a full second!), and it's pretty bulletproof. Nuff said. Now to the part about this girlfriend being beautiful, and I'm not just talking about this car's good looks. This car is THE BEST car when it comes to driving. Not even a modern BMW rivals the steering feel and handling these old E46's have. With the manual transmission this car is sublime. The 330i is comfortable, it's powerful, it handles, and it's relatively quiet. It's not a drag car, but it is amazingly well balanced and fun to drive. Relatively good gas mileage too. In short, this car is so much fun. Sure, the interior plastics do have a tendency to be brittle after 15 years of sitting in the sun. Sure, parts are more expensive than parts for a Civic. And sure, there are cheaper cars to buy. What there aren't are better driving cars. I've had mine for four years and 60k miles, and the only car I would dream of getting rid of it for is an M3.
It's a beast with feminan figure
If you know how to fix it, buy it; mechanics charge a lot.
My second 325xi wagon!
This is my second 325xi wagon. I love them. Versatile, fun, looks great. I'll drive them until they die.
Used 2001 BMW 3 Series Overview

Pre-owned BMW 3 Series models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine or a 3.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 225 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2001 BMW 3 Series comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual. The Used 2001 BMW 3 Series comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2001 BMW 3 Series?

Save up to $165 on one of 5 Used 2001 BMW 3 Series for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $2,600 as of 05/28/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 4.7 to 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2001 BMW 3 Series trim styles:

  • The Used 2001 BMW 3 Series 330Ci is priced between $5,900 and $6,995 with odometer readings between 62136 and 130753 miles.
  • The Used 2001 BMW 3 Series 330i is priced between $2,600 and $5,999 with odometer readings between 113165 and 236000 miles.
  • The Used 2001 BMW 3 Series 325Ci is priced between $6,991 and $6,991 with odometer readings between 105980 and 105980 miles.

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