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2003 BMW 3 Series

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 26/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 6-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

2003 BMW 3 Series Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 1381 Ratings for the 2000 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

Drives really sweet, nice power, stick shift great

By on Friday, June 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Drives sweet, nice power, great stick shift"

Cons: "standard BMW maintenance costs"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Sweet ride, heated seats, lots of power due to the engine and manual transmission. Good gas mileage and travels long distances on a tank of gas for this class of car. Electronic moon roof with sun shield is great on beautiful days. Has deluxe Harmon Karden audio system, winter package to be able to carry skis inside the car (open pass through from the trunk) Leather greyish-crème interior, heated front seats, with lumbar adjust. Monte Carlo blue with light touch of metallic. Very nice color, not too bright. Rated interior a 7 based on age. It is well taken care of and that rating may be too low. It is in good condition and it is a nice car. We need to sell it as our son is leaving the country and will not be able to take it with him."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Great driving car with newly rebuilt transmission.

By on Tuesday, June 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 152,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "great price and great to drive"

Cons: "German cars can be expensive to repair"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Transmission just rebuilt and under warranty. Most seals and front end just complete. CARR Motor German Car Shop completed most work. Car needs to be painted"

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Absolutely beautiful car. Runs like a dream.

By on Friday, May 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 174,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Wonderful driving machine!"

Cons: "Is too small for my needs. Great sporty car!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Beautiful Car!! Drives like a dream, fast!! Perfect condition!!

"This is a wonderful car. It has no rust Has been kept in mint condition. Interior as well as exterior is beautiful. Love this car, too small for my current needs."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Beautiful Car!! Drives like a dream, fast!! Perfect condition!!

Drives Like A King!

By on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 122,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "The car is Amazing and runs like a Champ!"

Cons: "14yrs old & parts are about the same as newer cars"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I drove my car hard and pushed it to the limits. But it still never officially broke down. only thing that went out was the fuel. Had a few electrical problems but thats all. also for being a plastic engine she was amazing."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Best vehicle I've ever owned!

By on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 76,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: ""Ultimate Driving Machine" experience!"

Cons: "Be methodical maintaining this car or don't buy it"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've been driving a '97 e36 318i since 2000. Not the fastest car but an awesome, reliable, economical daily driver (as long as you service the car when recommended and preemptively change worn parts). However, my sister needed a car. I had 123,000 miles on the e36 and, though I loved that car, sold it to her. My cousin sold me his "04 e46 330i ZHP with 73k miles. He had meticulously cared for and maintained the little rocket. The car is sublime. For a daily driver it's got it all. The ZHP difference really matters! The e46 3 series is the perfect size for me. The e90s and F30s are nice but too large, bloated, and electronically complex and expensive to work on. I plan to drive my ZHP in to the ground. LOVE THIS CAR!!"

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Excellent car to drive, own ITs a BMW

By on Wednesday, April 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Best Car ever, low maint, fun to drive/reliable"

Cons: "a little more HP would have been better"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Owned since 2005 , 14k miles, CPO. One of the best cars ever owned. Low maintenance, excellent reliabiltiy. Normal everyday maintenance and upkeep. Brakes tend to wear out on the front more than the rear. I change my own brakes and save $$$. Easy to change. The car drive like new still. Only repair was that the pulley broke taking out the water lines, and some belts. Still getting >30MPG on the HWY @70MPH. Still accelerates like new."

10 people out of 14 found this review helpful

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