2003 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: Great Car- Fiddly Controls & B

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Great Car- Fiddly Controls & Bad Mileage
By Hank-NJ on


2003 BMW 3 Series 325xi AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Steering, handling, engine & braking
are perfect. Rides smooth & solid. AWD
great in snow/rain. Looks beautiful.
Good utility for couple with one
toddler. Very happy with purchase.
However. Horrible mileage for small
car. Avg only 20 mpg hwy (and it was
12-17 during the 1st 1k miles). I don't
expect an econ car, but it should come
close to advertised.
Controls are fiddly. Rear win washer
dribbles into 1 corner and the headlt
washers blow fluid onto hood (dealer
says not adjustable). Seat cushions
too short (I'm told the opt. sport seat
are better). But! Will take the
negatives because of the driving
experience. Fix the little things and
it's perfect.

Best Features

Handling, engine and overall performance. AWD. Fun to drive.

Worst Features

Manual controls for climate. Override for auto-wipers. Nix the ice warning. Finish cargo area in black to reduce dirt. Change the mpg rating or improve the fuel econ.
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