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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 1384 Ratings for the 2000 - 2005 models.

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

BMW AWD wagon with classic straight lines

By on Sunday, July 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 167,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Low price, great lines, fine handling, winter car"

Cons: "Normal small blemishes for car of this age."

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

"Red BMW wagon well cared for. Great handling (AWD), tan leather seats, In beautiful condition. Many uses. A classic small luxury wagon!!"

garage maintained; one owner

By on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 48,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "like new inside and out"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"all electronics except for navigation available. less than 5,000 miles per year. all recalls honored and taken cafe of. new tires Auto Check report available"

handles great, good power and decent mpg

By on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 114,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "fun drive and design is excellent"

Cons: "it is a convertible, smallish drivers fit best"

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

"This car is a quality auto. It is well built, and you can feel the quality when driving. It is sporty, handles really well and is pretty good on mpg. Hwy is close to 30mpg. In town closer to 21 or so. Of course depends on if you press down on that accelerator and turn that 6 cylinder loose."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Best Car i ve ever owned

By on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 225,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "a thrill to drive if properly maintainex"

Cons: "only 2 cup holders and no storage under arm rest"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Bought this gem. 00 Bmw 323 3 years ago with 200k miles from orig owner. This is my 3rd BMW. I owned two in Germany Man this e46 really handles and fast. It performs like a true sports car and I only paid 4k for it. I do find parts a bit expensive but I m a mechanic by trade so labor is free. Never have I had a car I can drive so hard and it justs asks for more. BMW sets the mark in performance. These cars with regular maintenance are fun to drive. Never a dull moment. Still turns heads at 15 years old with the z3 polished wheels and sport and luxury package. I will see 300k miles for sure"

2 people out of 4 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"

5 people out of 12 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."

6 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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

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