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2006 BMW 3 Series

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 27/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 6-Cyl, 3.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic w/Steptronic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

2006 BMW 3 Series Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 974 Ratings for the 2006 - 2011 models.

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  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Great Car

By on Wednesday, April 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "A blast to drive, good on gas."

Cons: "A little bit pricey"

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

"The 2011 328i with X-Drive is an incredibly sweet driving car, with plenty of power, great styling and build quality, and it hasn't been fazed by the worst conditions that this last winter has thrown at us. I did experience the failure of a tire pressure monitoring module, replaced under warranty. Real-world fuel economy is averaging between 23 - 27 MPG, which is pretty good in the hilly terrain around Pittsburgh, PA. The styling is virtually identical to the newer F30 models and only a BMW buff can really tell them apart."

Great Car

By on Wednesday, April 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "A blast to drive, good on gas."

Cons: "A little bit pricey"

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

"The 2011 328i with X-Drive is an incredibly sweet driving car, with plenty of power, great styling and build quality, and it hasn't been fazed by the worst conditions that this last winter has thrown at us. I did experience the failure of a tire pressure monitoring module, replaced under warranty. Real-world fuel economy is averaging between 23 - 27 MPG, which is pretty good in the hilly terrain around Pittsburgh, PA. The styling is virtually identical to the newer F30 models and only a BMW buff can really tell them apart."

New diesels are great

By on Wednesday, April 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 82,000

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: "Fast, great handleing, quiet, and great fuel eccon"

Cons: "Lousy cup holders."

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

"This vehicle combines power (425 ft lbs torque), handling, luxury, and fuel economy in an amazing package. One of the most satisfying cars I've ever owned. The 335d is one of the best vehicles ever built. The sport suspension is a little hard, but not in the middle of a tight fast corner."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Handles like a sports car. Power to spare.

By on Wednesday, April 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 42,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "True Driver's car. Worthy of the name."

Cons: "Rear visibility."

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

"My first BMW was a 2004 325 and it was fantastic but the E90/92 body redesign was to die for and the engine is otherworldly. Six cylinders all in a row and forced induction create that perfect blend of economy, drivability and raw power. Other than a manufacturer's recall for injectors and high pressure fuel pump, this car has only seen scheduled maintenance. It satisfies the boy racer in me and the comfort demanded by my wife perfectly."

Fun to drive, good gas mileage, and a looker too.

By on Friday, March 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,555

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"My previous car was a Nissan Maxima. Comparatively speaking the BMW is much more fun to drive. Not quite as peppy as the Maxima but I decided to give up pep for MPG and driving fun. It's definitely not a family sedan, with a minuscule backseat, but in a pinch you can fit 2 people back there. Manual transmission makes up for the lack of pure horsepower, and the Harmon Kardon sound system rocks! Even with the top down the music plays through the wind noise cleanly. And with the top up the interior is whisper quiet. All in all very happy with the car and dropping the top adds a whole new dimension to driving. One of the few cars on the market that I think is worth the money."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Fun to drive, good gas mileage, and a looker too.

By on Friday, March 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,555

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"My previous car was a Nissan Maxima. Comparatively speaking the BMW is much more fun to drive. Not quite as peppy as the Maxima but I decided to give up pep for MPG and driving fun. It's definitely not a family sedan, with a minuscule backseat, but in a pinch you can fit 2 people back there. Manual transmission makes up for the lack of pure horsepower, and the Harmon Kardon sound system rocks! Even with the top down the music plays through the wind noise cleanly. And with the top up the interior is whisper quiet. All in all very happy with the car and dropping the top adds a whole new dimension to driving. One of the few cars on the market that I think is worth the money."

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