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2002 BMW 325 Consumer Reviews

4.2
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Amazing ride

by from Kentucky on April 29, 2011

I own 03 coupe 325, and it is one of the best cars I have ever owned. Very reliable and perfect both inside and outside. Drives very smooth, and inside of this car is very well designed. Cruise contro...
I own 03 coupe 325, and it is one of the best cars I have ever owned. Very reliable and perfect both inside and outside. Drives very smooth, and inside of this car is very well designed. Cruise control and media control are very appropriately located on the wheel.
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2002 BMW 325i wagon

by from Los Angeles, CA on December 22, 2012

We searched and we searched until we found this one wagon with both the sport and luxury packages. I must say the Harmon Kardon CD/FM sounds incredible! All in all an incredible ride that I think look...
We searched and we searched until we found this one wagon with both the sport and luxury packages. I must say the Harmon Kardon CD/FM sounds incredible! All in all an incredible ride that I think looks and drives better then the 325i sedan. Beware of the 2003 model with the metal gas tank with the fuel pump inside the tank! To replace the fuel pump you have to replace the entire tank...a $7,000. fix! 2002 is the last good year for this model as they also changed the engine to a pricier, more finicky motor. If you can find one in good condition with relatively low miles in the $6,00.-8,000. range...jump on it!
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One of the best cars ive owned

by from Sacramento, California on June 29, 2011

This car is one of the best car ive owned, ive had it for 5 years, and there have been no serious problems. Overall great car, love BMW's.
This car is one of the best car ive owned, ive had it for 5 years, and there have been no serious problems. Overall great car, love BMW's.
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most fun car to drive anywhere

by from fayetteville, nc on October 29, 2010

this car will make you feel invincible. you will feel as if doing anything on the road can be done and without fear of crashing or anything. this is indeed the ultimate automobile. the only bad thing ...
this car will make you feel invincible. you will feel as if doing anything on the road can be done and without fear of crashing or anything. this is indeed the ultimate automobile. the only bad thing is there isnt enough horsepower and torque compared to todays standards. otherwise great car.
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Great car but expensive repairs

by from Youngstown,OH on January 31, 2013

Great car for gas mileage and looks. The parts are of course more expensive than many cars. It is a smaller BMW so it does not have the interior seat comfort of the more expensive BMW. I am sure I hav...
Great car for gas mileage and looks. The parts are of course more expensive than many cars. It is a smaller BMW so it does not have the interior seat comfort of the more expensive BMW. I am sure I have another 100,000 miles on it but not without a few repairs in time. The car does handle nicely on the highway!
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Great car!!

by from Arlington on November 17, 2010

I have an 02 BMW 325ci 2 Dr Coupe that I purchased from a public auction about 7 months back. The previous owner did all the maintenance (as far as I can tell at this time) other than pull over when i...
I have an 02 BMW 325ci 2 Dr Coupe that I purchased from a public auction about 7 months back. The previous owner did all the maintenance (as far as I can tell at this time) other than pull over when it was overheating. I ran it through my repair shop and did cylinder headgaskets. The car is a pro... I have slight lifter noise but runs and drives awesome... This is my first BMW but am looking now to find a Z3. Never really been a BMW Fan prior but they definately know how to make a car luxurious! I love the way it rides and the only reason for a change is I am a convertible fan!! Great car in my eyes and not near as "expensive" as they are made out to be!!!
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Amazing First Car

by from California on August 20, 2010

I've had this car for a few weeks, and the performance on this car, is like no other car I have driven. I plan on keeping this 2002 for a couple more years, and then trading it in for a 2006. Great ...
I've had this car for a few weeks, and the performance on this car, is like no other car I have driven. I plan on keeping this 2002 for a couple more years, and then trading it in for a 2006. Great car, and definitely recommend it! Make sure you change oil every 3k miles even though the dealer says 10k, and you'll be fine.
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So far so good

by from Lisbon, WI on August 7, 2012

Only had the car for about a month, but I definitely like it. Excellent power and comfort. The biggest negative I have is the door interior trim. Found out after I purchased it that the trim on mine ...
Only had the car for about a month, but I definitely like it. Excellent power and comfort. The biggest negative I have is the door interior trim. Found out after I purchased it that the trim on mine was cut off due to original trim having glue issues that didn't hold up over time. If you don't know what you are looking for you would miss it. Will need to fix that sooner than later.
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2002 bmw 325i

by from ruidoso, nm on May 7, 2012

Best car I've ever owned. (vs. passat, audi 2000, land rover, taurus wagon...) Maintenance is not much more expensive than U.S. cars. Thanks to the internet parts are very reasonable. The only repairs...
Best car I've ever owned. (vs. passat, audi 2000, land rover, taurus wagon...) Maintenance is not much more expensive than U.S. cars. Thanks to the internet parts are very reasonable. The only repairs outside the maintenance schedule were the lower control arm bushings which cost $500 total. 170,000 miles and runs like a new car. 2r mpg in town, 31 on the road but i drive like the old man i am. only complaint is the glue or connectors they use on the headboard fabric and one interior wood panel. still running with original muffler! just changed the water pump/hoses/belts for the first time. simply and amazing car. handles so well. and the straight six is so smooth. pity they gave it up. it's bullet proof.
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Great little sedan

by from Indiana on May 10, 2009

I purchased my 325i used in Chicago. The car had some minor body work so I was concerned but the price was right. I have been very happy with the purchase. Some repairs (three window regulators broke ...
I purchased my 325i used in Chicago. The car had some minor body work so I was concerned but the price was right. I have been very happy with the purchase. Some repairs (three window regulators broke and AC/heat fan motor) but I have a good mechanic. The car has some minor rattles after 65k but the handling is absolutely impeccable. If you don't sweat the small stuff i.e. window controls and power locks near the stick shift, and appreciate a fun drive on twisty roads, an '02 325i five speed manual is a good choice. I am looking forward to my next BMW purchase.
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