Used 2001 BMW 3 Series Convertible

2001 BMW 3 Series
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2001 BMW 3 Series


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


  • Pricey for their market segment, limited cargo capacity.

Used 2001 BMW 3 Series Convertible for Sale

BMW 3 Series 2001 325Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
128,201 miles
Used 2001
BMW 3 Series
Drive & Go Auto Sales
17.6 mi away
Est.Loan: $107/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$143 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
One look at this BMW 3-Series 325Ci Convertible 5-Speed Automatic !!!! and you will just know, this is your ride. Want a car with low miles? This BMW 3-Series 325Ci Convertible 5-Speed Automatic !!!! has exceptionally low miles with the odometer reading at 128,201. For you non-smokers out there, the ash tray is whistle clean because it has been smoke free since it was new. Every aspect of this vehicle has been rigorously worked over with a MULTI-POINT INSPECTION guaranteeing your confidence and satisfaction. The vehicle history report shows no history of ever having been wrecked and our careful inspection of the body confirms this. We know the importance of a powerful engine for those tough jobs. This BMW 3-Series 325Ci Convertible 5-Speed Automatic !!!! is equipped with a 2.5L L6 DOHC 24V engine to help you complete all of the tough jobs. With rising gas prices, fuel efficiency is more important than ever. This BMW 3-Series 325Ci Convertible 5-Speed Automatic !!!!'s 2.5L L6 DOHC 24V gives you the gas mileage that you want. All in all the exterior is in great shape with no rust, dings or dents other than the usual minuscule scuff or two that require close scrutiny to even notice. While not totally new looking, the interior is quite nice and clean with no stains or tears in it and is very presentable. Don't let credit stand in the way of you getting the vehicle you want. We have GUARANTEED FINANCING on this vehicle or any other on our lot. Get great financing and low monthly payments on this 3-Series 325Ci Convertible 5-Speed Automatic !!!! with approved credit. Call us today at (240) 907-2134 for more information. We set this car's price well below its BLUE BOOK value because we want it to move fast. It is only a matter of time before someone snags up this great deal. Come swing by today and check out this great deal, we are only minutes from Dunn Loring! Great Cars at Great Prices!
BMW 3 Series 2001 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
192,239 miles
Used 2001
BMW 3 Series
Unlimited Auto Sales
42.5 mi away
Est.Loan: $80/mo
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ALL of our Cars come with free vehicle history and safety recall reports, and a 90-Day Limited WARRANTY* (( WITH FULL PURCHASE PRICE ONLY)) Our vehicles are Competitively Priced, but all offers are Welcomed, No price is Final. Price excludes tax, title, tags and processing. CALL our sales department for PRICING and FINANCING 240-339-1320. *90- Day Limited Warranty at Full Price.

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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.

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.

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Most fun and comfortable to drive.
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
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,05/29/2018
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.
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

17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
184 hp @ 6000 rpm
17 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
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).

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

  • The Used 2001 BMW 3 Series Convertible 325Ci is priced between $5,199 and$5,199 with odometer readings between 128201 and128201 miles.
  • The Used 2001 BMW 3 Series Convertible 330Ci is priced between $3,900 and$3,900 with odometer readings between 192239 and192239 miles.

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