Used 2005 BMW 3 Series Convertible

2005 BMW 3 Series
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2005 BMW 3 Series


  • Still the standard when it comes to perfectly sorted vehicle dynamics, high-quality interior materials exude luxury, wide range of configurations to suit any style, available all-wheel drive for sedan and wagon.


  • Still costs more than most of its competitors, limited rear-seat space and cargo capacity, confusing array of options and packages.

Used 2005 BMW 3 Series Convertible for Sale

BMW 3 Series 2005 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
108,930 miles
Used 2005
BMW 3 Series
Owings Mills Motor Cars
46.1 mi away
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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Dealer Notes
2005 BMW 3 Series 330Ci - EXCELLENT SERVICE HISTORY - GREAT CONDITION - LOCAL TRADE - Automatic Transmission - Fog lights - Dual Power Leather Memory Seats - HarmanKardon Sound System - Keyless Entry and More! Well maintained vehicle and ready to be parked in your driveway!
BMW 3 Series 2005 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
98,874 miles
Used 2005
BMW 3 Series
Imperial Auto of Fredericksburg
53.4 mi away
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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Dealer Notes
Air Conditioning| Climate Control| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Mirrors| Leather Steering Wheel| Power Drivers Seat| Power Passenger Seat| Memory Seat Position| Wood Trim| Telescoping Steering Wheel| Steering Wheel Radio Controls| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Side Airbags| Keyless Entry| Rear Defogger| Fog Lights| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| Leather Interior Surface| Center Arm Rest| Heated Mirrors| Premium Sound| Tire Pressure Monitor - Contact IMPERIAL AUTO Sales at 540-891-6611 or for more information. -
BMW 3 Series 2005 325Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
89,588 miles
Used 2005
BMW 3 Series
Bobby Rahal Acura
86.6 mi away
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If you've got the bucks to spend, this is unequivocally the best car in the entry-luxury category.

2005 Highlights

A power moonroof and Myrtle wood trim are now standard on all models. Brushed aluminum column trim is available as a no-cost option. Front lumbar support has been added to the Premium Package for all 325 models; a power top is now standard on the 325Ci convertible; and new star-spoke wheels are standard on the 325Ci coupe and convertible. The 330Ci convertible gets an auto-dimming rearview mirror, lumbar support and a universal garage door opener as standard. This year, the sequential manual gearbox (SMG) is available only on 3.0-liter models, and only in combination with the Sport Package. Buyers can now order both the Performance and Premium Packages together. Lastly, a flat tire warning and white indicator lights are now standard on all models.

Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

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Love this car
Purchased used in '10 with only 20K miles. It now reads 45K and has just had it's first 'major' service at my local dealer and it was a shock! Folks say that they are expensive to maintain? First year was cheap! The dealer had all it's service history and all it needed was an oil change. My last service shocked me at how components wear quickly on these cars. Yes, you could probably go 100K with just oil changes/inspections but you are asking for trouble down the road if you plan to keep it. Control rod bushings @ 40K $650, brake and cooling flush @ 40K $289 each! etc. etc. If you want to make the car last AND maintain PEAK performance/handling these things are necessary.
fun but expensive to drive
The Germans know how to make a great driving car. The combination of ride and handling, performance and comfort has been elusive for North American and Asian car manufacturers alike - but the Germans have been doing it for years. I bought my 2005 330Ci M Sport used in 2013 with under 40K miles to replace my 2001 Porsche Boxster (also with 40K miles) because I needed a back seat for my kids in my summer daily driver. Having owned a BMW before, I knew I was getting into a high-maintenance car. In my experience, these cars cost more to run than modern Porsches. Be prepared to buy the parts and do the work yourself, or pay big labour bills.
You know you want the convertible
Have owned this gorgeous pre owned (CPO) car for a month now. I routinely get stopped in parking lots for questions. The style has aged so gracefully, many people think its a new car with the top down. Car is composed at all times. My first BMW (after Lexus, Acura), I didn't expect the hype to be true, but it is: the BMW ride is firm but forgivingly compliant at the same time. No lean, no roll but my wife likes the smoothness better than our Lexus. Car has new Michelin Pilots. Power is more than sufficient. On starting, the exhaust note is a pleasantly refined but assertive rumble. You do sit very low in this car, so be prepared to look up at nearly every other vehicle on the road.
Run Forrest Run! (Do NOT buy this car!)
All of the hype you hear about German engineering is pure unadulterated bugle oil. I'd take any car built in the orient, including a Hyundai, before I'd ever own another BMW. Parts literally fall off (outside mirrors, vent controls), the power top has malfunctioned on many occasions, this thing EATS tires, the water pump went out, the coolant reservoir cracked, brake life is a joke, brake dust is never-ending, the windows squeak, and that is just what I can remember off the top of my head. The dealership is the only one in town, and believe me they know it. Not once have I ever taken it in for service that I didn't have to leave it overnight! And all this for a sticker price over $50K!
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Features & Specs

17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
184 hp @ 6000 rpm
17 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
225 hp @ 5900 rpm
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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
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Used 2005 BMW 3 Series Convertible Overview

The Used 2005 BMW 3 Series Convertible is offered in the following styles: 325Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M), and 330Ci Rwd 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 BMW 3 Series Convertible?

Save up to $192 on one of 2 Used 2005 BMW 3 Series Convertible for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,500 as of11/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from3.4 to 3.4 out of 5 stars.

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  • The Used 2005 BMW 3 Series Convertible 330Ci is priced between $6,500 and$6,995 with odometer readings between 98874 and108930 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 BMW 3 Series?

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