2002 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: Bye-Bye BMW

2002 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

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325i Sedan (2.5L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Bye-Bye BMW
By Donna on


2002 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


The romance is over. I wanted a BMW all my life and bought mine brand new in 2002. Everything was good until a year after warranty expired. All at once: worn front axle assemblies with leaking CV boots, broken rear springs, broken thermostat unit and an extremely annoying squeaking steering wheel. Car had 58k miles on it. Sent a letter to BMW North America asking "why?". CS rep calls me and says "these are just normal wear and tear items - what do you want us to do about it?". Drove Honda Civic for 10 years on same CT roads - no problems at all. On my way to trade this jalopy in before it falls apart on me again.

Best Features

Right now, nothing.

Worst Features

Build a car where springs and thermostats (etc.) don't "just wear down". Please.
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