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I love this car
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By Suellen
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2005 BMW 3 Series 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Have owned it since 2005. Love this car!


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Best car I've ever owned
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By Carmen Leslie
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2005 BMW 3 Series 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I'd never purchase another car that's not a BMW. I drove off of a freeway, at 95mph (with traffic), 120 feet down, jumped a cement culvert, & walked away. The car stayed upright, never rolled.


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bmw cars all have problems
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By Frankie d
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2005 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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2005 bmw 325i. Nothing but coolant problems that leave you stuck on the side of the road, they are among the most unreliable cars. Don't trust driving your car on the highway or long road distances. Be prepared to get stuck. I've had the expansion tank break twice, leaving me stuck twice. Lucky I was only 25 miles away on a street road the first time. Then a month later, had an antifreeze leak, couldn't figure out where, so the mechanic replaced the water pump and thermostat and hose, another $500, then 2 months later another coolant leak. This time it was the coolant pipe, which is under the intake, another $500. Then 2 months later another leak, the radiator and hose was replaced. Now 2 or 3 months later, another coolant pipe. Then awhile later, the expansion tank again blew-up ( this was in front of my driveway when I returned from the gas station. then another time later the expansion tank bracket left me stuck. Everytime it cost me an average of $500 for each repair, in just a 1 1/2 year time. All these problems are normal on all 3 and 5 series bmw cars. Just Google bmw common issues and read, all bmw cars have coolant problems. All coolant problems will leave you stuck, period, that really socks if your riding on the highway. That is a regular problem bmw has to address. I live in Florida and I wouldn't trust driving any bmw on the highway, unless they are very brand new. I've had several bmw cars on several time period and the all had the same issues. Most unreliable cars on the market. Mercedes is the same crap.


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Still fun
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By Paul
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2005 BMW 3 Series 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Modest repair costs. Great traction and control. Solid feel.


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Bad experience buing this car
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By Alex Torres
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2005 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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The coolant systen of this car is the worse than I ever see, much of the parts are made of plastic, is a shame that BMW don't make it much better, cause is very expensive. Since I buy this car about a year ago 120,000 Miles 2nd owner I have to replace the complete coolant system about wich cost me about $2,000. I feel in love with the shape of this car, but I won't recoment it to any one, also the Engine is not stronge as is suppose to be. If the Engine over heat once you loose it.


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