Used 2003 BMW 3 Series Pricing

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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.


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


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

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Used 2003 BMW 3 Series for Sale

BMW 3 Series 2003 325Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (2.5L 6cyl 5M) Steel Blue Metallic 102,517 miles
Used 2003BMW 3 Series325Ci
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BMW 3 Series 2003 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M) Titanium Silver Metallic Black36,072 miles
Used 2003BMW 3 Series325i
Est.Loan: $225/mo
BMW 3 Series 2003 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M) Titanium Silver Metallic Gray109,992 miles
Used 2003BMW 3 Series325i
Est.Loan: $121/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2003 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 5M) Oxford Green Metallic Natural Brown98,706 miles
Used 2003BMW 3 Series330Ci
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2003 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M) Steel Blue Metallic Gray109,009 miles
Used 2003BMW 3 Series325i
Est.Loan: $113/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2003 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M) Steel Blue Metallic Natural Brown113,293 miles
Used 2003BMW 3 Series325i
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Used 2003BMW 3 Series330i
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BMW 3 Series 2003 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M) Alpine White 160,767 miles
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BMW 3 Series 2003 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M) Electric Red 144,812 miles
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Features & Specs

325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
Horsepower184 hp @ 6000 rpm184 hp @ 6000 rpm225 hp @ 5900 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
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  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

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    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
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Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating

Wanted a Bimmah, Never looking Back
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
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
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.
Used 2003 BMW 3 Series Overview

Pre-owned BMW 3 Series models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine or a 3.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 225 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2003 BMW 3 Series comes with rear wheel drive, all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual. The Used 2003 BMW 3 Series comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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

Price comparisons for Used 2003 BMW 3 Series trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 BMW 3 Series 325i is priced between $4,999 and $10,990 with odometer readings between 36072 and 113293 miles.
  • The Used 2003 BMW 3 Series 330Ci is priced between $5,995 and $5,995 with odometer readings between 98706 and 98706 miles.

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