Used 2002 BMW 3 Series

2002 BMW 3 Series
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2002 BMW 3 Series

Pros

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

Cons

  • Pricey for their market segment, limited rear-seat space and cargo capacity.

Used 2002 BMW 3 Series for Sale

BMW 3 Series 2002 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
83,773 miles
Used 2002
BMW 3 Series
325xi
1st Choice Auto Sales
16 mi away
List$4,994
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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$137 Below Market
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BMW 3 Series 2002 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
110,403 miles
Used 2002
BMW 3 Series
325xi
Certified Car Center
16.1 mi away
List$5,965
Est.Loan: $122/mo
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Dealer Notes
A MUST SEE ALL WHEEL DRIVER BMW 325.  THIS **ONE OWNER** BMW HAS BEEN MAINTAINED WITH **26 SERVICE RECORDS** AND ITS LOADED WITH; **LEATHER** **SUN ROOF** **ALLOY WHEELS** AND BACKED BY **WARRANTY**.  VA INSPECTED CARFAX CERTIFIED SERVICED AND PRICED TO SELL PLUS $395 PROCESSING FEE. Internet Prices are based on cash or cashier's check.  Our Internet price does not include a $395 Processing fee Tags title and FINANCE FEES!
BMW 3 Series 2002 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
87,000 miles
Used 2002
BMW 3 Series
330Ci
Carplex
18.9 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Dealer Notes
WE DO GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL!!!!! PRICE EXCLUDES PROCESSING FEE OF $149.OO. (((---> CARPLEX IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MISPRINT ON FEATURES EQUIPMENT PRICE ETC. <--- ))). WE ARE LOCATED AT 9131 ANTIQUE WAY MANASSAS VA 20110. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.THERE IS NOT ANY FREIGHT OR DESTINATION CHARGES ON ANY VEHICLE. BUY OR SELL YOUR VEHICLE HERE. 15 MINUTES PURCHASE AND DELIVERY PROCESS. ALL VEHICLES ARE VIRGINIA INSPECTED AND COMES WITH THREE MONTHS (3000 MILES) NATIONWIDE POWER TRAIN WARRANTY WITH FULL PURCHASE PRICE. WE ARE OPEN MON.-SAT. 10:00am-8:00pm AND SUN. 11:00am-5:00pm. AUTOCHECK REPORT IS AVAILABLE APPLY FOR AN AUTO LOAN APPLY FOR AN AUTO LOAN APPLY FOR AN AUTO LOAN
BMW 3 Series 2002 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
268,371 miles
Used 2002
BMW 3 Series
330Ci
Overlea Motors
57.7 mi away
List$2,995
Est.Loan: $62/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2002 325xi AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
101,701 miles
Used 2002
BMW 3 Series
325xi
905 Cars and Trucks
96.8 mi away
List$5,905
Est.Loan: $121/mo
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Dealer Notes
Power Glass Moon-Roof, Leather Seating, Harmon Kardon Radio, 16' Allow Wheels Package, Memory Seats. This Is A Cash Only Special Sale Price! One Owner Clean Car Fax! Pa. State Inspected And Serviced! ALL RECALLS HAVE BEEN DONE!! 100% Car Fax Guaranteed!
BMW 3 Series 2002 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
216,231 miles
Used 2002
BMW 3 Series
325i
Freedom Toyota of Harrisburg
96.6 mi away
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

If you've got the bucks, this is unequivocally the best car in the entry-luxury category.

vehicle overview

The fifth-generation 3 Series was introduced in sedan form in 1999, followed by the coupes, the convertible and the wagon. We like 'em all. This year, few changes are in store for this homerun hit, among them some exterior alterations and increased feature content. Mostly, we're just pleased that BMW has abandoned its misguided attempt to appease the masses by lightening up the steering. It has now been restored to its former glory.

Sedan buyers can choose from a 2.5-liter inline six (models with this powerplant use the numerical designation of 325) that makes 184 horsepower, or a 3.0-liter inline six (330 models). The latter engine bumps horsepower and torque to 225 and 214, respectively, in the 3.0-liter engine and adds some noticeable punch to the 3 Series, keeping it ahead of rivals like the Audi A4 and Lexus IS 300.

All 3 Series sedans, coupes and convertibles 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 0 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 option 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 ragtop consumers get this perk standard. To BMW's credit, convertibles come with a glass rear window and rollover protection. Wagon buyers will appreciate the touring model's 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). Dynamic Brake Control reinforces the driver's effort during emergency braking. Rear side airbags and xenon headlights remain optional.

The 3 Series remains at the top of its game in terms of driving dynamics, looks and quality. For passionate road warriors looking to break into the luxury segment, this BMW is truly the Ultimate Driving Machine.

2002 Highlights

BMW has seen fit to give the sedans and wagons a facelift for 2002. An in-dash CD player finally makes it onto the standard features list. The center stack has been altered to accommodate the new automatic climate controls. Steptronic automanual operation has been altered so that you move the transmission lever forward for downshifts and backward for upshifts. Bi-xenon headlamps are on the options list so that both low and high beams can glow a cold blue and can be set to automatic operation. Rear side airbags are available for coupes and convertibles. Two new colors, Electric Red and Gray Green (and a Natural Brown interior leather) join the color spectrum.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2002 BMW 3 Series.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Don't believe the naysayers
irobot1,07/13/2013
My current 2002 330i Sport is my 4th BMW and 34th car overall so I have some experience. This model of BMW - the E46 - is just plain solid. Yes, there are known issues such as window regulators and water pumps, but when you get past those annoyances and pay attention to the detail in the design of this car they fade into the background. It's easy to do regular maintenance on the car such as oil changes and brake replacements, in part because the parts are made with quality materials and still look like new after 10 years on the road. I think the E46 is possibly the last 3 series to have the classic BMW look and feel, and I have noticed the value of these cars going up in the used market.
Awesome, super safe reliable car!!
Natalie Goodloe,09/11/2015
I owned one of these for a very short 7 months before I got into an accident which totaled the car..): but let me just say, this was my first car as a college commuter student and I absolutely loved it! The gas mileage was wonderful; 35 on highway and about 25 or so in the city. Premium gas is better for the car, but I usually just alternated between premium and regular. Very sleek, attractive car. Everything worked wonderfully, never had any mechanical issues while owning it. My passenger window regulator did break after a few months, however I have heard that this is a fairly common issue in older bmws. I never had a chance to get it fixed, but century bmw said it would only be about $200 to fix. So not too bad! Despite all the rep bimmers get about being expensive cars, yes they can be but they do not break on you very often, especially the e46. I also feel that it's important to note the safety of this car...as I mentioned earlier I was in a head on collision which totaled the car. But I am so thankful that I was in a bmw because both driver/passenger airbags went off, the car "crashed" like it should..I didn't have a single scratch on me. Not even whiplash. Like I said, great first car especially for young drivers!!
Brilliant All weather sedan!
Reuben D,02/13/2002
I purchased this car(325XI w/Sport Package) after driving the WRX, Audi 1.8Q and 3.0Q and S60AWD. The car with the 17inch tires is a paragon of perfection, if you are keen on a wonderful tactile machine that communicates the road to you in ever so many ways, this is the automobile for you. None of the competition can match its lovely moves on the road. Throughly recommended, as also Kelly BMW in Columbus (Bill Reifsteck)!
Great overall car.
Jordan,03/12/2016
I got this car after selling my 2000 Audi A4. It's pretty much perfect in every way. Despite what everyone says about it being expensive to maintain, it isn't. Sure, if you take it to the dealer for every little thing then yes, it's expensive. It gets decent MPG, it's quick, it's comfortable, it's nicely equipped, it's gorgeous. The only issues I've had is with the ABS, which every German car has problems with. Mine has now got 218,000 miles and still starts every time. Definitely glad I bought it.
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
184 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
225 hp @ 5900 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
184 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
225 hp @ 5900 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2002 BMW 3 Series
Used 2002 BMW 3 Series Overview

The Used 2002 BMW 3 Series is offered in the following submodels: 3 Series Sedan, 3 Series Coupe, 3 Series Convertible, 3 Series Wagon. Available styles include 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M), 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 325Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M), 325Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (2.5L 6cyl 5M), 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 325xi AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M), 330xi AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 325i Rwd 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M), and 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2002 BMW 3 Series?

Price comparisons for Used 2002 BMW 3 Series trim styles:

  • The Used 2002 BMW 3 Series 325xi is priced between $4,994 and$5,965 with odometer readings between 83773 and110403 miles.
  • The Used 2002 BMW 3 Series 330Ci is priced between $2,995 and$6,995 with odometer readings between 87000 and268371 miles.

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