Used 2006 BMW 3 Series Convertible

2006 BMW 3 Series
List price range
$6,988 - $9,995

Pros

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

Cons

  • Still costs more than most of its competitors, lacking in interior storage space.

Used 2006 BMW 3 Series Convertible for Sale

BMW 3 Series 2006 330Ci 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
125,847 miles
Used 2006
BMW 3 Series
330Ci
List$7,500
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2006 325Ci 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
74,478 miles
Used 2006
BMW 3 Series
325Ci
List$8,965
Est.Loan: $183/mo
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$247 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!! ALL UNITS MUST LEAVE THE LOT! BRING YOUR DOWN PAYMENT AND DRIVE HOME. WE ARE AN 'A+' BBB AND HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS OVER 11 YEARS. OVER 100+ VEHICLES TO CHOSE FROM AND WE WILL MAKE THE DEAL EXTRA SWEET FOR YOU. COME SEE US TODAY! Internet Prices are based on cash or cashier's check. Our Internet price does not include a $395 Processing fee, Tags, title and FINANCE FEES!
BMW 3 Series 2006 330Ci 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
104,320 miles
Used 2006
BMW 3 Series
330Ci
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dealer Notes
-- 6 SPEED MANUAL WITH NAVIGATION -- SPORT PACKAGE -- ALPINE WHITE ON BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR, EQUIPPED WITH DUAL POWER AND HEATED SEATS, ABS, AM/FM CD, CRUISE CONTROL, 17 INCH ALLOYS, NEW VA INSPECTION, CLEAN CARFAX HISTORY, FINANCING AND EXTENDED SERVICE PLANS AVAILABLE.
BMW 3 Series 2006 325Ci 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
116,412 miles
Used 2006
BMW 3 Series
325Ci
AutoPlaza
19.8 mi away
List$6,988
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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$192 Below Market
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BMW 3 Series 2006 330Ci 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
102,191 miles
Used 2006
BMW 3 Series
330Ci
(5)
Euro Auto Group
52.7 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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VERY NICE BMW 330 CI CONVERTIBLE WITH POWER TOP SPORTS PKG LOADED FULLY SERVICED AND INSPECTED

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Improving upon the ultimate driving machine benchmark, the 2006 BMW 3 Series is unequivocally the best car in the entry-luxury category.

vehicle overview

The baby Bimmer has grown up for 2006. The sixth-generation 3 Series is slightly larger, heavier and faster than the previous 3, which was introduced in sedan form in 1999, followed by the coupes, the convertible and the wagon in 2000. An even better car overall, the 2006 BMW 3 Series has a bolder look, revised suspension and braking, more power and more interior space. BMW's infamous iDrive is now available in the 3 Series, but is thankfully optional (packaged with a navigation system), and the rest of the interior is a model of precision design.

For now, only the sedan and wagon benefit from the complete makeover. The 2006 3 Series coupe and convertible remain unchanged but will likely be merged into a single convertible model with a retractable hardtop design for the 2008 model year. The new 3 Series sedan is again badged as a 325 or 330, although both now use a 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder. The 325 is rated at 215 hp, while the 330's engine comes with a three-stage induction system and different exhaust and powertrain software that result in 255 hp. The optional Active Steering system features a variable ratio that turns the front wheels to a greater degree relative to steering wheel movement at low speeds (such as parking lots and tight corners), and even countersteers if the stability control system senses a slide.

The 3 Series is BMW's top seller in the U.S., and for good reason -- endowed with world-class suspension, steering and brake components, these cars have an ability to communicate with their drivers that is unmatched in the entry-level luxury class and, indeed, unmatched by most cars at any price. Lest you think this adroit handling comes at the expense of ride quality, rest assured that BMW still realizes the importance of comfortable cruising. Whether you choose the standard suspension or the optional sport-tuned setup, you'll be able to go about your weekday routine without feeling that you've sacrificed ride comfort for the sake of weekend thrills. Overall, the BMW 3 Series cars tend to cost more than the competition, but if you go easy on the options, we think you'll find that the price of admission is well worth it.

trim levels & features

The BMW 3 Series lineup includes the 325i and 330i sedans, the 325xi all-wheel-drive sedan and wagon, the 330xi all-wheel-drive sedan, and coupe and convertible versions of the 325Ci and 330Ci. Because the sedan and wagon are all-new designs, there are slight variations between them and the two-door coupe and convertible in regard to standard and optional equipment. Standard features on 325 models include automatic climate control, one-touch power windows, a power moonroof, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, a CD player and keyless entry. The 330 model adds upgraded wheels, a sport suspension and a Logic 7 premium sound system. Various options include a DVD-based navigation system with iDrive, adaptive xenon headlights, parking sensors, active cruise control, leather seating and active steering. The optional Performance Package includes tighter suspension tuning, performance tires, a higher speed limiter and sport seats.

performance & mpg

The 325 sedan and wagon models are powered by a 3.0-liter inline six that makes 215 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. The 330 sedans have a higher-performance version of the same engine that generates 255 hp and 220 lb-ft of torque. BMW 325Ci coupes and convertibles have a 2.5-liter inline six that makes 184 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, while the 330Ci's 3.0-liter engine generates 225 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque. Most 3 Series models come with a six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. The exceptions are the 325Ci models, which have a five-speed. A six-speed automatic is optional for the sedans and wagon; the coupe and convertible's have a five-speed automatic. BMW's Sequential Manual Gearbox (SMG) is also available on select models. The 3 Series is typically rear-drive, though models with an "x" designation are all-wheel drive.

safety

Most BMW 3 Series models include four-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability control, dynamic brake control, front-seat-mounted side airbags and head curtain airbags for the front and rear. The sedan's and wagon's stability control system integrates several brake-related features, such as wiping the pads in the rain (wet brakes don't stop too well) and snugging the pads to the rotors when the driver lifts off the throttle, which increases brake responsiveness. In IIHS tests, the 3 Series earned a "Good" rating (the best possible) for its protection of occupants in front-offset and side-impact crashes. The NHTSA awarded the vehicle four out of five stars for front-impact safety and five stars for side-impact safety.

driving

The BMW 3 Series never fails to impress us. Its world-class suspension, steering and brakes provide hours of entertainment on twisty two-lane highways -- beyond simply feeling rock-solid when hustled around turns, this car communicates with the driver in a manner that inspires confidence no matter what kind of driving you're doing. And you don't have to give up a comfortable ride to get this kind of athleticism.

interior

Inside BMW 3 Series sedans, drivers will find a restrained show of luxury, wherein the emphasis is on driver comfort and involvement, hence the supportive seats and clean analog gauges. Materials are high in quality and build quality is exceptional; indeed, even the standard leatherette upholstery looks and feels better than you would expect.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 BMW 3 Series.

The last of the true "ultimate driving machines"
Mike K., 2/19/2016
A solidly built car with excellent handling, thanks to steering that puts you in touch with the road, and a suspension that provides a nice compromise between comfort and cornering stability. An exceptionally smooth running engine provides good acceleration; controls that are intuitive and well laid out. A true driver's car for those willing to accept older BMWs' need for relatively frequent and high cost maintenance.
2006 330CI used purchase
graeme silvera, 2/19/2015
Went from a 2000 Z3 to this as i still wanted a convertible with the excellent handling and fun to drive capabilities of the Z3 but something more "practical". This car is amazing to drive and can fit 3 kids with luggage for the weekend with dad to boot! Highly recommend that you "shark" the car as the performance and throttle response is like night and day - dont know why they dont do this at the factory. Also recommend that you install a short shift kit, both upgrades will make a great car even better. So far no major problems in over 30,000kms of spirited driving.
Love the car
mrsnitrobob, 9/16/2010
Love the car. Have almost 125k miles and no problems, just the usual oil change, tires, brakes changing. Fun, reliable car. Navigation, while as not touch screen, it does allow my passenger use it, while I'm driving.
Lemon
Rhonda, 8/14/2010
Thought BMW was a reliable, long lasting car manufacturer, but this adorable car has turned out to be a lemon. The car is very stylish, good body lines and just down right pretty. The auto convertible top is simple and quick to use and still leaves a roomy trunk. Bucket seats are about the most comfortable seats I've owned. Gas mileage is good 25+ mpg on highway and I'm a fast driver. Handling and braking performance are superior. But, it's been one thing after another, mirrors broke, wood look trim cracked, seat belt holders broke, interior door knob broke, window button broke, air vents in dash broke, in-dash cubbyhole storage compartment door broke, delay wipers erratic. Feel deceived
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 4
5-speed manual
Gas
184 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
17 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
225 hp @ 5900 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 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
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2006 BMW 3 Series
Used 2006 BMW 3 Series Convertible Overview

The Used 2006 BMW 3 Series Convertible is offered in the following styles: 330Ci 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M), and 325Ci 2dr Convertible (2.5L 6cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2006 BMW 3 Series Convertible?

Save up to $247 on one of 6 Used 2006 BMW 3 Series Convertible for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,988 as of08/16/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2006 BMW 3 Series Convertible trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 BMW 3 Series Convertible 325Ci is priced between $6,988 and$8,995 with odometer readings between 70500 and116412 miles.
  • The Used 2006 BMW 3 Series Convertible 330Ci is priced between $7,500 and$9,995 with odometer readings between 102191 and125847 miles.

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