2003 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: Prepare to Spend

2003 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

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

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Prepare to Spend
By subroo13 on


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


I traded my Honda Accord for a BMW 325i.
As long as the car was under warranty, everything - including a car wash was covered.
But as soon as the warranty period expired, here are some of the problems that surfaced:
1. AC stopped working - $800
2. Seatbelt Sensor error - $300
3. Ignition Key stopped working - $800

Secondly, there is hardly any storage in the car.
The only storage is the trunk.
So if you are trading in your Japanese car, set your expectation right - be prepared to compromise on the space, and the overall reliability.

German engineering is eloquent as far as the detail on aesthetics of the car.
For a car with low maintenance and function, its always a Honda or a Toyota!

Best Features

Handling, feel, drive satisfaction, maintenance plan.

Worst Features

Reliability, please pay attention to the overall functionality of the car and not just the looks, sounds and the feel. Lexus is way better - please rethink your emphasis on the feel and focus on long term quality.
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