Used 2004 BMW 3 Series Coupe

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 Coupe for Sale

BMW 3 Series 2004 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
83,923 miles
Used 2004
BMW 3 Series
330Ci
(2)
Priority Nissan Tysons Corner
15.1 mi away
List$5,988
Est.Loan: $123/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$6,700
Est.Loan: $137/mo
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If you've got the bucks, this is unequivocally the best car in the entry-luxury category.

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

Best blend of sport and luxury
tom2020,03/15/2015
I purchased my 330Ci as a European Delivery vehicle in 2004. Great deal from BMW where they give you a discount and two months of driving in Europe. All you pay is gas. 90K miles later and I still love this car. It is fast, luxurious and comfortable. The only upgrades were winter snow wheels and tires and a high end aftermarket sound system. I have driven many vehicles since 2004 and none have this perfect blend of sport and luxury. On top of that I have zero reliability issues. Changed the fluids, filters, brakes, tires and wiper blades...that's it.
RWD, 6spd and a backseat
Justin S.,08/14/2016
My 2nd e46. I love them. Great steering feel and handling. Aside from a few weak links these cars are the total package. The perfect blend of luxury and performance. If you're not capable of working on it yourself you will need a good mechanic you trust to not charge you double just because of a name. A lot of the parts don't cost any more than other vehicles. Just keep it maintained. Mileage isn't great but that all depends on the weight of your right foot. I can manage 28 but usually average 20-21mpg. The car is very driver oriented. Not a lot of frills for this day and age but not lacking either. The proportions feel just right. The rear seats are cramped but this is a compact car, not a full size sedan. Tires go fast with the sport package because of the inability to rotate due to staggered sizes. The grip is worth it. Large capable brakes hold up well under heavy use. The engine is asleep before 3k but after that it's hard not to go to the limiter. Sport seats are great, good amount of bolstering and lumbar support. Overall, great looking cars that if maintained well will last forever. Great driver's car though this isn't a miata, it's still a blast to drive.
It's only a car till you drive it
MikeInNNJ,11/08/2010
Got it with 63k (74k now) and it's been excellent. The handling, quality, drivability is impressive. There really is a difference from other cars. Very solid feeling. Very roomy as I'm 6'-2", excellent legroom, good headroom. Not the most powerful but has it's moments (generally adequate unless you race). 24-25 mpg highway in the 80s.
Awesome Car!
330joy,06/21/2011
I bought my car from its first owner in Sept. 2010, and the only regret that I have had is that I did not buy it sooner. I'm a first time BMW owner, and I now know what they mean by the Ultimate Driving Machine. With the 6-speed, the car is more than quick enough to maneuver through traffic. For some terrible reason, this car becomes even more fun as the speeds climb. At 100+ MPH it still feels like it's on rails. Mechanically this car seems immaculate, I love the perfect mechanical sound the gear box maxes as you change a gear at low speeds. Both exterior and interior build quality is fantastic; and I love the driving position/feel despite being 6'2" and 225 lbs.
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 27 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
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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 Coupe Overview

The Used 2004 BMW 3 Series Coupe is offered in the following styles: 325Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (2.5L 6cyl 5M), and 330Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M).

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Price comparisons for Used 2004 BMW 3 Series Coupe trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 BMW 3 Series Coupe 330Ci is priced between $5,988 and$6,700 with odometer readings between 76924 and83923 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 BMW 3 Series?

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