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Wanted a BMW for a long time
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By longtimehondaguy
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2002 BMW 3 Series Sedan 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

And I finally got one. But at less
than 3k on the odometer, the car dies.
Turns out the instrument cluster was
bad. It was replaced under warranty,
after I had it towed to the dealership
(I had to pay for the cost of towing up
front), but it would have cost me
$600.00 otherwise. Since then, it has
been pretty reliable. But for $40k, I
don't expect anything to go wrong.
After all, my '86 Accord and '90
Integra never had any mechanical
problems until 200k miles. Just
changed the clutch on the Integra at
213k miles.


Best Features

Performance, suspension, engine, handling, xenons, HK stereo, auto dimming mirror.


Worst Features

Quality/reliability, standard CD changer system, power tilt/telescoping wheel that will get out of your way during ingress/egress, auto dimming outside mirrors.


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My dream car
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By zenbob
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2002 BMW 3 Series Sedan 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I upgraded from a '99 BMW 328i to a
2002 BMW 330i, so you know I was
pleased with my 1st BMW experience. I
bought a "program" car with 15K miles
with almost all the options including
Sport/premium package, Xenon and
heated seats. My previous car did not
have the sport package or Xenon. This
model has auto-head lights.

I would recommend this car to anyone
who loves to drive with enthusiasm and
likes "performance" driving, but not
to someone looking for a luxury car.
Can't wait to try it on the track! If
you can afford it, get the Performance
package.


Best Features

I love the big M dual spoke wheels; easier to clean the brake dust. I really like the stiffer ride and the bigger motor, but I especially love the Topaz blue vs. the Titatium I had, but that's just my preference.


Worst Features

HK upgraded stereo not up to expectations for the price. A standard DIN stereo space would be nice. The grey leather interior wraps to the front of the dash under the widshield. This creates an area that reflects on the lower part of the windshield which is annoying.


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I love my 325i
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By rjg96
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2002 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I have a 2001 325 (which I think is
better looking than the later
facelifted models), and really enjoy
it. I picked it up in Germany, and
drove it on the autobahns for 2 weeks--
I HIGHLY recommend you take advantage
of BMW's european delivery program. The
car has been absolutely reliable-- but
there have been a few rattles that
bugged me (I fixed them myself w/ some
felt).
options
5 speed manual
Cold-weather packaged
moonroof
leather
sports package

Get these while you can-- as you can
see from the new 7 and 5 series, BMWs
are becoming quite ugly!


Best Features

-feel of shifter -steering precision -smoothness of engine -interior design (one of the best looking car interiors ever designed).


Worst Features

-Dealer serice is generally poor (and the survey process needs to be fixed) -seats should have lumbar support standard (even a manual knob-type of adjustment)


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Every drive is great !!!
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By Brad S
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2002 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This is my third BMW . First car was a
1973 3.0 CS , next was a 1976 2002. As
a car dealer I get a company car so it's
been a long time since I actually owned
a car. After Sept 11th I decided to get
a " real car" if that makes any
sense .
I love this car, have a 5 speed w/
Sport package ,Premo pack , Cold
pack ,gray leather, Xenon lights & dark
blue met
paint.In a over a year its been
completly problem free . I had to get
snow tires living in NY but that,s all .


Best Features

The Sport package is a great option , the seats alone are a bargin . With the better tires and wheels along with the sport suspension this is a must. I also love the Xenon lights.


Worst Features

I have a Apple ipod which was I wanted to run through the stereo . I was able to use the cd changer input to hook it up. A factory aux jack would have been a lot easier . I think the new 2004 will have it.It's so nice to have 2000 songs at ny finger tips.


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Nice Car
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By wuhsi
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2002 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Well the car is a bit pricy compares
with its competitors. However, with
BMW's name, it is worth the money. So
far, I haven't had any problem and I
follow the manufacturer's recommended
maintenance schedule and some extra
services to keep my car in good shape.
My final word - "who doesn't like the
ultimate driving machine?"


Best Features

Great acceleration and handling, I like the steptronic technology!


Worst Features

A/C fan is too noisy and A/C isn't cold. Rear room is small. Harmon Kardon audio system is a bit weak.


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