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2005 BMW 3 Series

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 25/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 6-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

2005 BMW 3 Series Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 1371 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

Better than current 3/4 series convertibles.

By on Sunday, March 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Better than current 3/4 convertibles becuz it has a trunk with top down. Lighter weight and better handling."

Fun to drive

By on Friday, February 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "fun to drive, zippy, great stereo, good gas mileag"

Cons: "froze up"

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

"This is a fun car to drive- in the SUMMER. Minnesota winters get downright frigid. This car froze up on me in the middle of nowhere on one of those freezing nights. I wasn't expecting this out of a German made vehicle. Apparently BMW wasn't either- the newer models have since been redesigned. My car has been "modified", and I've been assured that I won't have that problem again. There's a handy "limiter" for speed control, which I should have been utilizing one unfortunate day in 2014."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Over all this car is good .

By on Friday, February 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 128,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "nice looking,sporty,quieck,smooth,quiet&good gass."

Cons: "to mutch plastic.9 quarts of oil when changed"

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

Wife Coming home from work.I only get to drive it when we go out to eat.:-(

"BMW should of used more metal than plastic in the engine compartment....like pulleys,pumps& pluming. other than that the car is smooth,quiet and quick."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Wife Coming home from work.I only get to drive it when we go out to eat.:-(

great car.

By on Tuesday, February 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

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: "Great condition and price. Good for bimmer lovers."

Cons: "BMWs are costly to maintain, but well worth it."

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

"Well maintained by an aeronautics engineer. low mileage. Must sell (90 years old and no longer driving)"

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great car

By on Saturday, January 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 84,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "fun to drive, good milage, still in style"

Cons: "repair costs"

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

"We have a family owned 2001 325I. It's been a great car. A few mechanical repairs but nothing out of the ordinary for a fourteen year old car. We have an extended warranty still in place that has been valuable a few times since some repairs can be costly."

6 people out of 14 found this review helpful

A great value and so much fun to drive.

By on Saturday, January 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great price...fun to drive"

Cons: "Many options to learn"

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

With spring time weather approaching you'll have the top down everyday

"You will enjoy driving this vehicle from day 1.....plus it has so many fun options you'll discover which makes this car a thrill to drive everyday."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

With spring time weather approaching you'll have the top down everyday

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