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Still the Official Car of Valhalla
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By ChiefBlueBimmer
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2004 BMW 3 Series Coupe 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I posted a review back in May, and I
loved the car. It's now December, and
my opinion hasn't changed in the
least. Driver's seat has become more
comfortable as it became broken in.
You'll get better mileage if you
inflate front tire to 32, rear to 38
like the manual says (dealership
delivered with 32/32), with no loss of
comfort. No reliability issues.
Nada. Nichts. Car took 1/2 quart of
oil at 4000 miles, and I did off-cycle
oil change at 7500.

Advice: Buy snow tires w/rims, or
leave in the garage during winter.


Best Features

Performance, handling, looks. Amazingly inexpensive replacement parts (dump truck nicked windshield, cost a mere $430 to replace with BMW factory part).


Worst Features

Brake dust means rims require frequent cleaning; cupholders suck golf balls thru garden hose. Easy to hit BMW access button on steering wheel, when all you want to do is lower stereo volume.


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BMW BUYER BEWARE
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By Unhappy Owner #9
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2004 BMW 3 Series Coupe 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I purchased my 2004 330ci coupe in
08/2003. As I drove it home and I slide
the sunroof cover closed it the plastic
retaining clips holding the cover broke.
BMW fixed it with metal clips.

2nd problem battery died due to heat
seats software problem left one of the
battery cells on after car was turned
off and drained the battery. BMW fixed
this by updating software and replacing
battery.

3rd problem I ran out of gas when the
gas gauge showed 1/4 tank of gas left.
Fuel sensor gets clogged and fuel gauge
stops working. Bmw does not have a fix
for this accept to clean the fuel sensor
with a easer the 1st time and replace
the sensor the 2nd time.

I'm sorry I sold my Toyota 4Runner!


Best Features

Sweet car when it runs. After having 3 problems im scared to drive it. I worry the thing will break again. I would not drive this car across country. The Fuel sensor sucks and BMW better fix this problem by developing a stainless steel sensor instead of the one that comes on it.


Worst Features

Fix the fuel sensor. Don't buy a BMW. Buy a Toyota or a Lexus!


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why to complaint
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By TD330
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2004 BMW 3 Series Coupe 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Best car ever, fun to drive, don;t put
attention to all those comments about
window rregulators, and not well funded
complaints. Botton line If you've got
the bucks this is the way to go.


Best Features

Comfort,Sport seats,


Worst Features

HK sound system, not a huge diference


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Many Improvements Needed
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By TechJunkie
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2004 BMW 3 Series Coupe 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Ti silver '04 330Ci with sport and premium
packages and Al trim.
PROS: Extremely fun to drive on any road!
Smooth, sleek, beautiful and sexy exterior &
interior.
Plenty HP and torque.
Tight suspension.
Precision steering.
CONS:
Has issues cold starting in winter months.
The climate control is not intuitive and doesn't
remember to recirculate air.
Too much wind noise at 70 MPH.
Lifting seats will smash the back passenger's
feet.
Insufficient leg room for rear passengers.
Horrendous brake dust problems on wheels.
Quirky electronics: trunk light flickers, OBC
inaccurate.
60 cycle hum out of speakers on all 3 Series w/wo
premium HK sound.
1 CD in-dash player w/o song repeat.


Best Features

Acceleration and handling Auto-dimming rear view mirror. Seat & mirror memory. Radio/Cruise control on the steering column. Audible locking mechanism. Right side mirror adjusts automatically for parallel parking. Full size spare! Tool kit and rechargeable flash light. Full Maintenance!


Worst Features

Add ID3 Tag support for iPod on a modern head unit with a 6 CD in-dash changer (like Honda) Add space to place CD sleeves or cases. Remove the R/T button from the steering column. Remove the red nipple from the rear view mirror. Add rear cup holders. Reduce rattles and annoying 60-cycle hum.


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What a blast!
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By foxworthy77
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2004 BMW 3 Series Coupe 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

My dream car has been the BMW...I have
had this 330Ci with Premium, Sport,
Cold Weather packages for just under a
year. I have over 15000 miles on it,
and thoroughly enjoy it. I have had
some minor problems with the driver
door handle but other than that its
been the dream I thought it would be.
Definitely a head turner! Still can't
believe its mine!


Best Features

Sport Seats, Harmon Kardon System sounds great, adaptive headlights, smooth shifting manual, auto down/up windows, ride is silky smooth cruising on interstate, excellent highway mileage, usually 30+;


Worst Features

Shorter throw shifter, adaptive headlights that turn more, reflectors on front bumper should be white or clear, brake pads that produce less brake dust, standard satellite radio, 6- disc in-dash changer that plays MP3s, cooled seats, put satellite radio antenna into shark fin, tinted windows


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