2005 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: Update: Ultimate Costly Machin

2005 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

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

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Update: Ultimate Costly Machine
By l3323 on


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


Update: I have had my car for about four years now and this car is very fun to drive, the handling is undescribable. However, this car is not reliable in any way. I realize that BMWs are meant to be toy cars- just cars you keep in the garage and drive on the weekends. I have drain sooo much money into this car, that I could have possibly bought another car-cash. I purchased my car at 60k and only placed an additional 65k since getting the car. Suspension goes out completely, window strips wears easily, and to top it off the windshield motor has gone up. I have spent annually 2k a year in repairs. BEWARE! I am going to a Acura in a couple of weeks, is it a BMW? No, but at least its reliable

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Reliablity, when people spend alot of money on a car, they expect for the car to have minimal problems for the first 100k.
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By alannnicholas
on 09/07/12 20:28 PM (PDT)

I just don't understand how you could possibly spend 60k purchasing a 3 series, it makes no sense.

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By badfradzz
on 07/20/12 17:29 PM (PDT)

Look anyone can afford a Ferrari, not many can afford the cost of ownership. But this is BS, it's a bitter owner who got repo'ed and hates everyone because of it. Right now, there is not a more affordable sports car in the world that delivers what a 3-series delivers. Fun to drive, snotty in a good way, and beautiful to boot. If you can buy one, do it. Please don't expect to go to Jiffy Lube for your maintenance and if you don't do the maintenance, you will have problems probably. Awesome auto all day long. I have 99,000 on mine, never a problem!

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