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Most Reliable BMW, 2004, 325i
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By mikeygg69
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2004 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

Engine


Worst Features

Better durability of interior.


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I like this car
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By jraby
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2004 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I have really enjoyed driving this car.


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Not recommended too crapy user interface not a luxury car at all!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By prinze
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2004 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Had this car since 2004 engine for this car is pretty good, but has a lot of little problems came up from time to time...The alignment is one of the biggest i took it to the BMW dealer for three times and they still couldn't completely fix the problem. The computer told them it is aligned but when i on road it always tends to go left. The interior wood got a lot the cracks i guess from the hot and cold weather. This car has very bad control interface, the cruise control responds is very slow. when i press the accelerator it didn't accelerate until least least 5 seconds later, same goes for decelerate. BWM should known better than in a highway 5 second disaster!!!


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Worst Features

This car has very bad control interface, the cruise control responds is very slow. when i press the accelerator it didn't accelerate until least least 5 seconds later, same goes for decelerate. BWM should known better than in a highway 5 second responds time for the cruise control would mean disaster!!!!!!!!! There is no indication if the cruise control is set or not only indicates it is On and that is not the same as set the car at a certain speed!!!!!!!!!!.


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Don't buy this car
15 of 33 people found this review helpful
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By felipea1
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2004 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Overall this is the worst vehicle EVER!! I keep fixing parts all the time, if I can summarize all the problems with BMW 325i I will need more space. Please stay away from BMW you will thank me later. Great engine but that's it; the quality of the cockpit is horrible, the engineers who design the cheap parts in the interior and exterior should be ashamed.


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engine


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Overall this is the worst vehicle EVER!! I keep fixing parts all the time, if I can summarize all the problems with BMW 325i I will need more space. Please stay away from BMW you will thank me later. Great engine but that's it; the quality of the cockpit is horrible, the engineers who design the cheap parts in the interior and exterior should be ashamed.


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Overall, "The Ultimate Driving Exp."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By FireMedic
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2004 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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My wife and I purchased our '04 325i in Oct. 2008. It was a blast to drive until we sold it today. Alpine white/Montana sand leather color combo was perfect and received tons of compliments! In the 21k miles we drove it, the water pump, lower air intake boot, mirror motor, oil separator and secondary air valve all had to be replaced due to failure. Replaced due to "wear and tear" were f & r brakes, belts, window regulators, etc. Other than a few small repairs, we loved this car and honestly hated to see it go. Pick up a certified pre-owned for the best results, and if possible, one with the extended maintenance plan as these are both fully transferable! Rotate your tires every 3k!


Best Features

Handling/braking, Xenon headlights, Sport Pkg. seats (amazing bolster/thigh supports)


Worst Features

Engineering of parts...confusing climate/cruise controls.


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