Used 2004 BMW 3 Series

2004 BMW 3 Series
List price range
2004 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 2004 BMW 3 Series for Sale

BMW 3 Series 2004 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
82,772 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
325i
List$5,999
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2004 325xi AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
123,675 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
325xi
List$5,350
Est.Loan: $110/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2004 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
99,752 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
325i
List$4,699
Est.Loan: $96/mo
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$129 Below Market
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BMW 3 Series 2004 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
94,873 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
330Ci
List$8,283
Est.Loan: $169/mo
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$435 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
"Silver Gray Metallic 2004 BMW 3 Series 330Ci RWD 5-Speed Automatic with Steptronic 3.0L I6 DOHC SMPI ****MANUAL*****
BMW 3 Series 2004 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
73,276 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
330Ci
List$8,800
Est.Loan: $180/mo
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Dealer Notes
RARE LOW MILEAGE FAMOUS E46 CHASSIS! LOADED WITH PREMIUM AND SPORT PACKAGES! JUST FULLY SERVICED AND RECONDITIONED WITH NEW ENGINE GASKETS, NEW SEALS, NEW HOSES, NEW CONTROL ARMS BUSHINGS, NEW FLUIDS, NEW ENGINE OIL AND FILTERS! LOADED WITH POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP, HID-XENON ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHTS, FOG LIGHTS, FRONT SIDE-IMPACT AIRBAGS, PREMIUM NAPA LEATHER INTERIOR WITH MYRTLE WOOD TRIM, ON-BOARD VEHICLE MONITOR SYSTEM, HARMAN-KARDON AM/FM RDS RADIO CD PLAYER WITH AUXILIARY AUDIO INPUT JACK, AUTO-DIMMING REAR VIEW MIRROR WITH BMW ASSIST, UNIVERSAL GARAGE DOOR OPENER - HOME LINK, TILT/TELESCOPIC LEATHER-WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL WITH CONTROL BUTTONS, CRUISE CONTROL, THEFT DETERRENT SYSTEM ENGINE IMMOBILIZER WITH KEYLESS ENTRY, AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM, TRACTION CONTROL WITH VEHICLE DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL - DSC, 4 WHEELS DISC BRAKES WITH ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes), SKI BAG, DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS - DRL, RAIN-SENSOR VARIABLE INTERMITTENT WIPERS, POWER SPORT FRONT SEATS WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT AND LEG EXTENSION, DRIVER'S SEAT 3-MEMORY POSITION FEATURE, POWER WINDOWS, POWER LOCKS, POWER MIRRORS WITH DROP-DOWN REVERSING FEATURE, BMW CARPETED FLOOR MATS, REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER, LOCKING GLOVE BOX WITH RECHARGEABLE TAKE-OUT FLASHLIGHT, POWER TRUNK RELEASE WITH TOOL-KIT, LED TAIL LAMPS, AUTOMATIC ROLLOVER PROTECTION SYSTEM, ISOFIX AUTOMATIC LOCKING RETRACTORS ON ALL PASSENGER SAFETY BELTS FOR CHILD RESTRAINT SEATS, TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM - TPMS, AND COMPACT SIZE SPARE TIRE! MD INSPECTED; VA, DC INSPECTION GUARANTEED*! Includes 3 Months or 3,000 Miles Powertrain Warranty by KAS! Vehicle qualifies for up to 5 years of extended nationwide warranty coverage, ask for details! Nationwide warranty plans starts as low as $250 for 3 Months or 4,500 Miles Powertrain Plus by GWC! *Restrictions Apply.
BMW 3 Series 2004 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
92,415 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
325i
South Street Autos
27.6 mi away
List$7,795
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2004 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
121,111 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
330Ci
(2)
Stafford Motors
36.8 mi away
List$5,990
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Dealer Notes
2004 BMW 3 SERIES Rear Wheel Drive with powerful 3.0L (183) DOHC 24-valve I6 w/variable valve engine and driven only 121111 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 703-775-0393
BMW 3 Series 2004 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
150,878 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
330Ci
Usmani Motor Cars
53.4 mi away
List$4,295
Est.Loan: $88/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2004 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
76,924 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
330Ci
VIP Auto
57.1 mi away
List$6,900
Est.Loan: $141/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2004 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
124,980 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
330Ci
List$5,990
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Dealer Notes
ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Electronic Stability Control, Front Bucket Seats, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Leather Upholstery, Power passenger seat, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. 2004 BMW 3 Series 330Ci RWD 3.0L 6-Cylinder SMPI DOHCFast Stress Free Car Buying! That's how we ROLL! Visit us on the web at lexingtonparkford.com or lexingtonparklincoln.com or call us at 1-301-863-8111.
BMW 3 Series 2004 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
97,670 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
325xi
ListNot Listed
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BMW 3 Series 2004 325Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
142,319 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
325Ci
List$5,530
Est.Loan: $113/mo
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2004 Highlights

A six-speed SMG (Sequential Manual Gearbox) transmission is now optional on select 3 Series models, while a five-speed Steptronic automatic is now offered with the 330i Performance Package. Rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights and hands-free wireless cell phone capability are now standard features on the sedan and wagon. There are new alloy wheel designs for the 325i, 325xi and 330xi Sport Package. All 330i sedans get a revised grille -- a new black grille instead of silver, with a lower grille combination of body color and black. All 3 Series coupes and convertibles receive a revised front fascia, plus new front and rear bumper contours, Adaptive headlamps and taillights and new designs for both the standard and optional wheels. Interior changes are limited to a revised climate control panel. Finally, Sirius Satellite Radio is now available as an accessory on all 3 Series models.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 BMW 3 Series.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Still going strong with 250K miles
C B,04/10/2016
Great car to own and drive. Yes, there will be repairs after 100k miles, but I got past 200K before having to replace the clutch. Most other repairs have been to structural parts - engine is just unbelievably superb. I drive in snow and mud, with pets, groceries, gear, etc. Gas mileage has been a solid combined 25 mpg for the life of the car. If you can find a used one, you could probably get a decade out of it and love every minute of driving it.
I wanted to love this car.
gdeutschlander,03/31/2013
My first BMW was a 1987 325e and it ran perfect for 280,000 miles other than normal maintenance. At 280k the coil burned out, I put a new one in and 2 weeks later and the same thing happened. I tried one more time and the same problem so I sold it DOA. I bought a 2004 BMW 330Xi with 59,000 miles on it. My car now has 99,000 miles on it and here are all of the items I replaced. Complete CCV cold weather kit, Crankcase Vent Valve, Oil Separator Hose, Breather Hose. Valve cover gasket, valve cover, power steering pump, spark plugs and coil pack, rear springs, cv joints, DISA, multiple alignments because of pulling, brakes, and now it has mustard color under the oil cap. Updated 4/1/2016. I finally traded the car in to dump this lemon. It ended up having a bad head gasket. The car was never overheated and the antifreeze was rated for well below temperatures we have in Wisconsin. During the winter it would suck down the antifreeze. Not worth all the trouble and I will have a hard time considering a BMW in the future. I replaced it with a Honda Pilot and the Honda now has a 125k trouble free miles on it.
2004 bmw 325i
andrew,11/23/2010
Had the car about a year, and my wife hit a deer with it. The deer struck her on the driver side window, and its horn left a mark all the way up the window that I cant even buff out. However I feel that any other window would have busted and my wife would have had a deer in her lap.
Most Reliable BMW, 2004, 325i
mikeygg69,07/01/2011
The 2004, BMW 325i is the most reliable and aggressive engine of the 3 series BMW line. I purchased the BMW in Heidelberg, Germany brand new in 2003 October. Since then, I have not really spent any money replacing or changing mechanical parts, except for the rotor, shocks, struts, and of course the occasional oil change. Driving this vehicle is a dream. At 100,000 miles, I just got the transmission and differential oil change. For $36K, it has been the best purchase of this magnitude, ever. The only bad thing about the 2004, BMW 325i is the interior is made very cheap. Stuff start to fall apart after a few years.
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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
6-speed manual
Gas
225 hp @ 5900 rpm
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-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 2004 BMW 3 Series
Used 2004 BMW 3 Series Overview

The Used 2004 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), 325Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (2.5L 6cyl 5M), 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 325Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M), 330xi AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 325xi AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M), and 325i Rwd 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2004 BMW 3 Series?

Save up to $435 on one of 11 Used 2004 BMW 3 Series for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,295 as of10/23/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2004 BMW 3 Series trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 BMW 3 Series 330Ci is priced between $4,295 and$8,800 with odometer readings between 73276 and150878 miles.
  • The Used 2004 BMW 3 Series 325i is priced between $4,699 and$7,795 with odometer readings between 82772 and99752 miles.
  • The Used 2004 BMW 3 Series 325Ci is priced between $5,530 and$5,530 with odometer readings between 142319 and142319 miles.
  • The Used 2004 BMW 3 Series 325xi is priced between $5,350 and$5,350 with odometer readings between 123675 and123675 miles.

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