2005 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: Meditation

2005 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

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

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By al on


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


I took the German delivery and picked up my 2005 325i in Munich at the factory. I drove it for two weeks through Europe - some at max speed. The car has now 58K miles, every single one has been a love affair. I had an Acura that started to shake when I went over 85 miles. When I maxed out my BMW in Europe, ca 135 miles, it felt like meditation. Perfectly calm, stead, and totally focused. Back in the US I feel I am just using the top of the iceberg but that is fun, too. I love the tight cornering and the knowledge that the car has untapped reserves. This is my third BMW and by far the most reliable. Zero repairs so far.

Best Features

I bought the rock bottom version, and there are no features to brag about. I love the rock bottom safety and firmness with which it handles. The rain sensors are terrific! (I live in upstate NY where it seems to rain all the time.)

Worst Features

Small things: better cup holders, more glove space, more durable floor mats.
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