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Great Car, but is it Reliable?
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By Nate
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2006 BMW 3 Series 325i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Overall, this car handles very well and has a good smooth engine and transmission. Unfortunately, after only about 1400 miles I had to take it in for an airbag sensor malfunction and other minor electrical issues. I hope this is not a sign of things to come.


Best Features

Bluetooth. Smooth V-6 engine. Handling. Pretty good gas mileage. Dynamic sport mode. Rearview mirrors adjust when going in reverse, (helps you look out for little ones).


Worst Features

Push bottom start needs to be able to operate without having to put in key fob. Pay attention to build and design quality.


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By L.Pavlecich
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2006 BMW 3 Series 325i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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A fun car to drive. I love the solid feel and its handling on the curves. It has great power once it gets going but the initial acceleration is a bit disappointing, maybe because of the all wheel drive. All in all a great vehicle.


Best Features

Heated seats, rain sensing wipers, the tight steering gives a great feel of the road


Worst Features

The cup holder design is terrible, not only the placement but the spring loading doesn't hold the cup in if it isn't mostly full. I hit a bump and it was ejected! Also don't care for the way the turn signal works.


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An extension of the driver
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By ms limey
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2006 BMW 3 Series 330i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This car has soul and style, personality and performance, comfort and class. For someone like myself who loves to drive, it's hard to imagine anything better unless you spend twice as much. When I'm at the wheel and in the mood to have some fun, the car feels like an extension of myself. It is that good.


Best Features

Too many to mention, but overall it has to be the driving dynamics.


Worst Features

You can never have too much power.


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It's noisy
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By mike
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2006 BMW 3 Series 330xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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The 330xi is not a car to purchase if you are looking for comfort. The size is not bad and it can be fun to drive. It has good mileage, decent interior, plenty of nice amenities. However it is a noisy ride. The road noise is almost deafening after awhile. If you use the bluetooth feature to talk on the cell phone you can't hear your caller. Apparently it needs new tires every 10K miles. Yes, 10K miles (they will tell you its more like 15K but they are lying). This car has turned me off of BMW (and I have had several). Never again.


Best Features

Nice acceleration, body style is sharp, nice amenities inside.


Worst Features

Cut out the NOISE. Increase the body size.


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Performance machine, not speed machine
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By Mikeebear
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2006 BMW 3 Series 325Ci 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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This car performs wonderfully. Tight precise steering and cutting corners at least is to be expected. The automatic transmission makes it pretty slow. It is probably quick enough for most average drivers and daily commutes, but if you're looking for a thrill, this car is not thrilling. Inside, it is spacious and pretty. The sound system could use a big upgrade, but it's OK. If you put the top up/down while people are in the back, it hits them in the head. Gas mileage is very poor for this type of car. The sport mode is good. There's a big aftermarket for performance parts. I would recommend this car if you're an average driver looking for a little fun when you want, but not for thril-seekers.


Best Features

The tight, precise handling and steering, excellent performance. Great sunday cruiser.


Worst Features

Make it faster. Give it more curves. Remove the ugly bar that bumps out of the back of the top. Better sound system. Make the doors easier to open w/out smacking car next to you. BETTER GAS MILEAGE, PLEASE. Auxiliary jack anyone?


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