2004 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: Love this car but reliability

2004 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

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

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Love this car but reliability not great
By J. Brand on


2004 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


There are 3 things I love about this car: 1) Handling and performance, it's a dream to drive on freeways and windy roads. 2) Interior is simple and elegant - I prefer BMW interior of this model period vs the newer BMW design which is unnecessarily complex. 3) Seats are firm and very comfortable for long rides. I sat in the back seat of a friend's BMW 3-series of same year and the surprisingly comfortable ride in the back if you want a smaller car. It would be tight squeeze though for a guy over 6 ft tall but more room than Mercedes C-class in same price range.

Best Features

Performance, handling, simple interior design, firm/comfortable seats.

Worst Features

Surprising lack of durability of certain items between 40-60K miles, both back door trim/molding fell off, A/C was fixed, cup holder trim peeling, tail light assembly corroded. Hassle factor & repair cost too high without warranty.
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