2003 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: OVERRATED

2003 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

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

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By beemer - not on


2003 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Bought new in '03 and always garage kept. Just turned 36K miles with all easy driving. My feeling is that you pay more for a better quality car with the expectation it will hold up better - WRONG!! Had to replace front/back pads & rotors (mostly highway miles) ignition wires, window trim parts, coil spring (never hit a pothole)+++. I really feel the BMW is overrated. The ride is hard especially in rear seat and people complain it's hard to get out of the seat because of the lack of leg room in back and door pillar on side. Also the resale value drops like a bomb after a few short years. All things considered, I would not buy another BMW.

Best Features

Heated seats

Worst Features

More storage space/better designed controls. Do something about the awful brake dust on front wheels, different break pad materials would help.
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