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2001 bmw 3-series Wagon Gas Mileage
2001 bmw 3-series 325xi AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M), 5-speed manual, premium unleaded (required) 20 combined MPG 17 city MPG/24 highway MPG
2001 bmw 3-series 325i Rwd 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M), 5-speed manual, premium unleaded (required) 21 combined MPG 18 city MPG/27 highway MPG
used 2001 BMW 3 Series Wagon Overview
The used 2001 BMW 3 Series Wagon is offered in the following styles: 325xi AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M), and 325i Rwd 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M). Pre-owned 3 Series Wagon models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 184 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2001 3 Series Wagon comes with all wheel drive or rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.
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Review 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.
Exterior Colors: Jet Black, Alpine White, Mineral Grey Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Titanium Silver Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Space Gray Metallic, Monaco Blue Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Mediterranean Blue Metallic, Melbourne Red Metallic, Estoril Blue, Platinum Silver Metallic, Blue Water Metallic, Montego Blue Metallic, Orion Silver Metallic, Liquid Blue Metallic, Crimson Red, Sparkling Graphite Metallic, Estoril Blue Metallic, Platinum Bronze Metallic, Steel Blue Metallic, Mojave Metallic, Orient Blue Metallic, Deep Sea Blue Metallic, Arctic Metallic, Silver Gray Metallic, Sparkling Bronze Metallic, Jatoba Brown Metallic, Mystic Blue Metallic, Deep Green Metallic, Sunset Orange Metallic, Sonora Metallic, Atlantic Blue Metallic, Electric Red, Le Mans Blue Metallic, Tasman Green Metallic, Steel Gray Metallic, Bright Red, Imola Red, Oxford Green Metallic, Arctic Silver Metallic, Fern Green Metallic, Alpine White III, Barbera Red Metallic, Barrique Red Metallic, Brilliant Red, Calypso Red Metallic, Light Yellow Metallic, Madeira Black Pearl Metallic, Topaz Blue Metallic, Vermilion Red Metallic
Interior Colors: Black leatherette, Black SensaTec leatherette, Venetian Beige leatherette, Black premium leather, Black Dakota premium leather, Beige leatherette, Black Dakota w/Dark Oyster Highlight leather, Venetian Beige/Black SensaTec leatherette, Saddle Brown/Black premium leather, Saddle Brown Dakota w/Exclusive Stitching premium leather, Beige premium leather, Gray premium leather, Oyster Dakota leather, Black Dakota leather, Black, Gray, Chestnut Brown premium leather, Saddle Brown Dakota w/Brown Highlight leather, Black SensaTec w/Red Highlight leatherette, Saddle Brown Dakota premium leather, Coral Red Dakota w/Black Highlight leather, Natural Brown, Black Dakota w/Red Highlight leather, Venetian Beige/Black Dakota w/Dark Oyster Highlight leather, Saddle Brown premium leather, Cognac Dakota w/Dark Brown Highlight leather, Gray leather, Black Dakota w/Red Highlight premium leather, Coral Red Dakota w/Black Highlight premium leather, Cream Beige premium leather, Black w/Red Highlight leatherette, Coral Red/Black premium leather, Venetian Beige/Black Dakota leather, Cream Beige leatherette, Sand, Oyster/Black premium leather, Saddle Brown Dakota w/Brown Highlight and Brown Lower Dashboard leather, Coral Red/Black Dakota premium leather, Dakota Oyster/Black w/Dark Oyster Accent leather, Venetian Beige Dakota premium leather, Venetian Beige Dakota w/Dark Oyster Highlight leather, Cream Beige Dakota premium leather, Black Dakota w/Exclusive Stitching premium leather, Black leather, Oyster Dakota w/Dark Oyster Highlight premium leather, Oyster/Black Dakota premium leather, Terra/Black premium leather, Beige leather, Black suede/cloth, Gray/Black Dakota premium leather, Natural Brown leather, Oyster premium leather, Cognac Dakota w/Dark Brown Highlight and Cognac Lower Dashboard leather, Sand leather, Tanin Red, Venetian Beige Dakota w/Exclusive Stitching premium leather, Veneto Beige Dakota premium leather
Popular Features: Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Auto Climate Control, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Trip Computer, Tire Pressure Warning, Post-collision safety system, Aux Audio Inputs, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Power Driver Seat, AWD/4WD, USB Inputs, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, Upgraded Headlights, Alarm, Heated seats, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Navigation, Parking sensors, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Back-up camera, Keyless Entry/Start, Leather Seats, Blind Spot Monitoring, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Heads up display, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Soft Top, Upgraded Stereo, Lane Departure Warning, 360-degree camera, Adaptive Cruise Control