Used 2001 BMW 3 Series Convertible

2001 BMW 3 Series
$5,499 - $6,995

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.

Pros

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

Cons

  • Pricey for their market segment, limited cargo capacity.

Used 2001 BMW 3 Series Convertible for Sale

BMW 3 Series 2001 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
77,254 miles
Used 2001
BMW 3 Series
330Ci
List$6,419
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2001 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
236,000 miles
Used 2001
BMW 3 Series
330i
List$2,600
Est.Loan: $54/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2001 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
62,136 miles
Used 2001
BMW 3 Series
330Ci
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2001 325Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
130,900 miles
Used 2001
BMW 3 Series
325Ci
Cars For Grab
53.6 mi away
List$5,499
Est.Loan: $113/mo
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$151 Below Market
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Dealer Notes

This car is a good shape...runs great...Clean Carfax with historical records...Top works...loaded with options....

BMW 3 Series 2001 325Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
105,980 miles
Used 2001
BMW 3 Series
325Ci
List$6,980
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2001 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
173,848 miles
Used 2001
BMW 3 Series
330Ci
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If you've got the bucks, this is unequivocally the best sedan in the entry-luxury category.

vehicle overview

In typical BMW fashion, the 3 Series lineup is being introduced in stages. The first models to change were the sedans, followed by the coupes, the convertible, and the wagon. This allows BMW to maintain customer interest in their best-selling platform over the course of several years.

Sedan buyers can choose from an upgraded 2.5-liter inline six (models with this powerplant will now use the numerical designation of 325) that now makes 184 horsepower, or a new-for-2001 3.0-liter inline six (330 models). The latter engine, which debuted in the X5 3.0i, replaces the 2.8-liter engine across BMW's entire product line. Bumping horsepower and torque from the former engine's 193 and 206, respectively, to 225 and 214 in the 3.0-liter adds some noticeable punch to the 3 Series and helps keep it ahead of rivals like the Audi A4 and new Lexus IS 300.

Riding on the same platform, the 3 Series sedans, coupes and convertible receive a standard five-speed manual transmission, a sport-tuned suspension, and ventilated front and rear disc brakes. Two versions of the coupe are available: the 325Ci, with the aforementioned 2.5-liter inline six, and the 330Ci with the more powerful 3.0-liter engine, larger brakes and standard 17-inch wheels. The more powerful 330 coupe reaches 60 from zero in just 6.4 seconds and features a broad torque band. Both engines meet low-emission vehicle (LEV) standards. A five-speed Steptronic automanual transmission is available for those who don't want to shift their own gears.

Another new option for 2001 is all-wheel drive. Derived from the all-wheel-drive system found in the X5, "xi" models split 38 percent of the engine's power to the front wheels and 62 percent to the rear. The AWD package also includes a 0.7-inch increase in ride height and is available on both 325 and 330 sedans as well as the 325 wagon.

If you opt for the 325Ci convertible, you'll have to lower the top manually unless you pop the extra cash for the power top, but 330Ci consumers get this perk standard. All convertibles come with a glass rear window and rollover protection. Wagon buyers will appreciate the touring models standard roof rack and rear window wiper, but, as with the sedan, don't expect to carry full-sized adults in the backseat for long periods of time.

Safety equipment on all 3 Series models includes All-Season Traction (AST) and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), along with dual front airbags, door-mounted side airbags and BMW's patented Head Protection System (HPS). New for 2001 is Dynamic Brake Control, which reinforces the driver's effort during emergency braking. Rear side airbags and xenon headlights remain optional.

With the arrival of all-wheel drive and more powerful inline six cylinders, only one 3 Series model still offers superior performance; the all-new M3.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2001 BMW 3 Series.

Most fun and comfortable to drive.
Edward, 10/18/2006
Best handling car and most comfortable to sit in for long drives that I have ever owned (including Lexus, Benz, and Toyota). Most costly I've ever owned to maintain other than Benz.
What a Thrill
BMWNewbie, 6/5/2009
I purchased this car used with 70,018 miles from a reputable BMW dealer. This is my first BMW. I was skeptical buying this car with so many miles but have no regrets. Purchasing this car from a "BMW Dealer" helped ease my worries. I subsequently had the car checked by a certified BMW mechanic. The Dealer replaced the control arms, tires, brakes, and rotors. It helped that this car had only "one owner," I only replaced the thermostat at 79K miles. It was suggested I replace the overflow bottle as well before driving from Philadelphia, PA to Tulsa, OK (1300 total miles). Since then, I have driven to Philadelphia (2600 total miles) and back to Tulsa with no problems.
My wife's car - she alway wanted a convertible
Forrest Joseph, 5/29/2018
Wife wanted a convertible, told her I would not be forking out $50K-%60K for a new one, she would just have to settle for used. She really didnt want to look for a used one but she reluctantly agreed. Dragged her around to a lot of place to look at kind of a variety of used convertibles. Towards the end of the day, she said she didn't like a one of them we saw and wanted to go home. I said, okay, one last one to look at, she didn't want to, but reluctantly agreed. This last one was a 2001 BMW 325Ci convertible, body in as close to mint condition as one could expect for a used car, silver with dark blue top, tan interior. Once she got behind the wheel and the test drive was done she said "This baby is mine!!!". Now I did have to put a couple of bucks into the car to take care of some stuff that I believe the previous owner had neglected but since then, I am impressed by this car. It handles great, good acceleration for an engine of its size (actually seems to purr best when going quite a bit faster than the posted speed limit - :) Styling is classic and not dated. Did add an in dash navi with backup camera, still want to get a blind spot monitor for the rear once I find a suitable one with audio and visual signals that works well and does not cost an arm and a leg, have adjusted the outside mirrors as best I can to eliminate blind spots but there is little warning when an aggressive driver comes out of nowhere on you. There are two other systems that I still need to go thru on the car, that would be a complete brake system and want to have the suspension completely gone thru. The car is 17 years old but the 22K we have put on it since we got it, it just seems to run better and better the more we drive it. Maybe some folks have had less than favorable experience with their used BMW 3 series, but perhaps its the luck of the draw in buying a used one. Lastly, the best compliment that we have gotten on the car (had put 3 coats of Maquires on it and machine buffed each coat - was looking sharp) is when I drove up to Annapolis and someone was showing off their bright red Ferrari and I notice that owner was intently eyeballing our BMW as we drove slowly by.
Beautiful little convertible.
Peggy, 10/12/2016
I am the second owner and have owned this car since 2005. It is not only beautiful, but drives comfortably and safely. It is heavy and has great pickup. I have taken good care of it. It has 4 new tires and is in very good mechanical condition. it has some scratches, but looks very good.
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
Gas
184 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
17 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
Gas
225 hp @ 5900 rpm
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Used 2001 BMW 3 Series Convertible Overview

The Used 2001 BMW 3 Series Convertible is offered in the following styles: 325Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M), and 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M).

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

Save up to $151 on one of 4 Used 2001 BMW 3 Series Convertible for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,499 as of 07/16/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 3.7 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2001 BMW 3 Series Convertible trim styles:

  • The Used 2001 BMW 3 Series Convertible 325Ci is priced between $5,499 and $6,980 with odometer readings between 105980 and 130900 miles.
  • The Used 2001 BMW 3 Series Convertible 330Ci is priced between $6,419 and $6,995 with odometer readings between 62136 and 77254 miles.

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