Used 2004 BMW 3 Series

2004 BMW 3 Series
$4,995 - $11,995

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.

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 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
80,764 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
325xi
List$6,419
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2004 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
126,578 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
325xi
Carplex
18.9 mi away
List$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2004 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
77,579 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
330i
Avazi Auto Group
19.8 mi away
List$11,490
Est.Loan: $235/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2004 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
103,195 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
330Ci
ListNot Listed
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BMW 3 Series 2004 325Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
101,999 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
325Ci
BMW of Rockville
19.3 mi away
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BMW 3 Series 2004 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
108,273 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
325xi
BMW of Annapolis
54.2 mi away
ListNot Listed
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BMW 3 Series 2004 330xi AWD 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
140,187 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
330xi
Turner Kia
91.4 mi away
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BMW 3 Series 2004 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
120,473 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
330i
Carplex
18.9 mi away
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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Top consumer reviews

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

Still going strong with 250K miles
C B, 4/10/2016
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, 3/31/2013
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, 7/1/2011
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

Used 2004 BMW 3 Series Overview

The Used 2004 BMW 3 Series is offered in the following submodels: , , , . 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?

Price comparisons for Used 2004 BMW 3 Series trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 BMW 3 Series 325xi is priced between $4,995 and $6,419 with odometer readings between 80764 and 126578 miles.
  • The Used 2004 BMW 3 Series 330i is priced between $11,490 and $11,995 with odometer readings between 77579 and 120473 miles.

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