Used 2003 BMW 3 Series

2003 BMW 3 Series
List price range
2003 BMW 3 Series

Pros

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

Cons

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

Used 2003 BMW 3 Series for Sale

BMW 3 Series 2003 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
158,017 miles
Used 2003
BMW 3 Series
325i
List$3,999
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2003
60,933 miles
Used 2003
BMW 3 Series
330i
Avazi Auto Group
20.2 mi away
List$22,990
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2003 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
142,080 miles
Used 2003
BMW 3 Series
325xi
List$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Dealer Notes
2003 BMW 325XI,AWD,​ABS Brakes,Air Conditioning,Alloy Wheels,Automatic Headlights,CD Player,Child Safety Door Locks,Cruise Control,Daytime Running Lights,Driver Airbag,Fog Lights,Front Side Airbag,Heated Exterior Mirror,Interval Wipers,Keyless Entry,Passenger Airbag,Power Door Locks,Power Windows,Rear Window Defogger,Steering Wheel Mounted Controls,Tilt Steering,Tilt Steering Column,Traction Control,Vehicle Anti-Theft,Vehicle Stability Control System,AND MORE!ONE OWNER,40 SERVICE RECORDS,MUST SEE.
BMW 3 Series 2003 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
155,307 miles
Used 2003
BMW 3 Series
325xi
List$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Dealer Notes
2003 BMW 325XI 155K MILES ALL WHEEL DRIVE AUTOMATIC ALL 4 BRAND NEW TIRES POWER WINDOWS POWER DOOR LOCKS POWER STEERING FIRST SERIOUS BUYER WITH CASH IN HAND WILL DRIVE IT HOME!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~90 DAY POWER TRAIN WARRANTY INCLUDED~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Visit Universal Auto Sales online at www.universalautosales.net to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-901-1880 today to schedule your test drive.
BMW 3 Series 2003 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
139,860 miles
Used 2003
BMW 3 Series
325xi
Your Auto Source
74.3 mi away
List$4,795
Est.Loan: $98/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2003 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
80,660 miles
Used 2003
BMW 3 Series
325xi
ListNot Listed
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If you've got the bucks, this is unequivocally the best car in the entry-luxury category.

2003 Highlights

For 2003, BMW will finally offer a DVD-based navigation system -- meaning that you won't have to give up an in-dash CD player if you opt for the nav system. Other changes include a standard front armrest for all 325 models, as well as a rear center headrest for all sedans and wagons. Additionally, all wagons will come with a moonroof. In terms of options, the Premium Package for all 325s now includes automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers, and the Sport Package for the 330xi includes double-spoke alloy wheels and run-flat tires.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 BMW 3 Series.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Wanted a Bimmah, Never looking Back
liquidarthur2@yahoo.com,01/17/2016
I bought my 2003 BMW 325I in 2013. At ten years old and 140,000 miles I knew it was a little bit of a risk, but you can pick these up for the same price you'd pay for a Civic in similar condition. BMW or Civic? Come on, no brainer. Fortunately I have a lot of tools and am very mechanically inclined, so I can do all of my own work. I've had to change the water pump, cooling hoses, window motors, and a few little things. With youtube and a little ingenuity none of it is a big deal at all. If you plan to pay a dealership for this kind of little stuff, forget it. It's well worth a little work here and there to have a car with a buttery smooth straight 6, and absolutely impeccable handling. Three years later I still enjoy driving it. Sometimes I go to the store in the middle of the night and get my girl ice cream, really just because I want to drive somewhere. No more Hondayotas in my driveway. They're laughable after driving what is truly the ultimate driving machine. Mine just hit 170k with no current issues at all. I'll get 200+ smiling the whole way. I will warn, however, if you're buying a used one, the maintenance and care that has gone into it previously is of the utmost importance! Check it, double check it, do your research and then check it again!
You get what to pay for
M Perez,08/21/2015
Let's face it, if you buy a +10 years old car it will need some attention. BMW's are known for being very good machines as long as you take good care of them, they are not cheap to maintain, but (as the title says) you get what you pay for. If you expect to drive a boat like this with a low budget, do yourself a favor, go buy a Toyota. On the other way, If you are handy enough to make some DIY it's the perfect car for you, if you don't have the time/ skills/ place but still want to drive one, find a reputable independent shop that specializes in BMW instead of taking it to a stealership and you'll save some money. It's not a car you can take to Pep Boy's and have it fixed for cheap; you'll end up paying more and losing time. It's worth pay some extra and get it fixed right the first time. Being that said it's a great car, it has 50/50 weight distribution, a traction control that actually works, great handling, acceleration, brakes and a powerful and simple engine. The electronics have their days, sometimes a few things tend to fail (remember, it's a +10 years old car) but nothing that'll leave you on the side of the road waiting for a tow truck. The car itself has a level of comfort and security that most base and mid line cars don't have nowadays (heated seats, one touch in the 4 windows, automatic windshield wipers and headlights, rear ventilated discs, lecture lights on the front and back, remote window open and closing). I could sell mine now and buy a new Civic, but I'd be losing comfort, security and the pleasure of driving. You can buy one for cheap, but you are advised they are not cheap to keep running.
11 year old BMW 330xi
tazntwo1,08/01/2014
I bought this car almost 5 years ago with 88K miles on it. Because of where I worked for 2 years car now has little over 200K. With proper maintenance, changing oil when light comes on after turning off key, I have had virtually NO problems with this car. It runs like the day it came off the showroom floor. You guys saying poor reliability or have tons of repair work on it - did a poor job of inspecting the car before you bought it. The place where I bought the car from took care of every little thing and I had it worked on, at his expense, at two different places, one of which was BMW. I absolutely love my car.
Honest Down To Earth Review
c_macleod,05/28/2014
Let me be the first to say buying a BMW out of warranty is a risk, that being said if done properly it's one of the best deals out there. If you have the ability to do your own work, the upkeep isn't that bad at all. I rebuilt the entire front end suspension for $600 (chances are you will have to do this as well, it's a consequence of the suspension design) where a mechanic would have charged over 2k. The 325xi is a slug to be honest, it's heavy and not the best on gas. Oddly though, I have great fun with the car and enjoy being in it very much. Great in snow, very safe, sharp looking, and if you have a level head easy to work on and find parts for without paying dealer prices.
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
184 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 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
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
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • 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 2003 BMW 3 Series
Used 2003 BMW 3 Series Overview

The Used 2003 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), 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M), 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 325Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M), 330xi AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 325Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (2.5L 6cyl 5M), 325xi AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M), 325i Rwd 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M), 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M), and 330xi AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 BMW 3 Series?

Save up to $137 on one of 5 Used 2003 BMW 3 Series for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,999 as of10/17/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 1 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2003 BMW 3 Series trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 BMW 3 Series 325xi is priced between $4,795 and$4,995 with odometer readings between 139860 and155307 miles.
  • The Used 2003 BMW 3 Series 325i is priced between $3,999 and$3,999 with odometer readings between 158017 and158017 miles.
  • The Used 2003 BMW 3 Series 330i is priced between $22,990 and$22,990 with odometer readings between 60933 and60933 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2003 BMW 3 Series?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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