2001 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: 5 speed without the clutch

2001 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

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325Ci Coupe (2.5L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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5 speed without the clutch
By John on


2001 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


This was a great car. I had to sell due to it not being practical to carry clients in, but it performed well. The AC was a bit sporadic and I had to play with the control to get it to blow the right level.

Best Features

I love the transmission. I love driving a 5 speed , but hate the clutch in traffic. I guess the purist 5 speed driver thinks it's a knock off, but the car performs so much better using the Steptronic transmission feature. I can't say I ever drove it as an automatic. The performance was excellent

Worst Features

Obviously...the cost of basic service. Parts are extremely expensive. Both control arms went before I sold it to the tune of $1,000. Having to set the vents for hot or cold air seems a bit ridiculous....When I had to do this I thought it was a KIA.
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