2001 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: The Ultimate Driving Experienc

2001 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

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325i Sedan (2.5L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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By fjd330Ci on


2001 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


I bought this car brand new and have owned it for over 6 years. Driving this car is one of the few enjoyments of going to work in the morning. The maintenace could get expensive so I've herd, I've been working on cars as a hobby since before I could drive and do most of my own wrench turning. I've had some minor mechanical issues that are out side of the routine maintenance stuff that I was able to repair on my own. The only disappointment was the automatic transmission It needed to be replaced after a little over 100K. Lifetime fluid does not mean lifetime. I only have on regret and that is not getting the manual tranny.

Best Features

Excellent road hugger. Most fun to drive on a curvy mountain road even if you're only doing 40 in 2nd.

Worst Features

Unless you do a lot of city driving get the manual tranny. If you get the steptronic plan on changing the fluid every 50-60K my local indy shop charges about $400 most of that is the cost of the fluid.
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