2006 Bmw 325
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Sporty Performance Machine

by from tampa, fl on April 5, 2010

I purchased a pre-owned 2006 BMW 325i with sport and performance package. The car handles and performs exceptionally. I was impressed when driving the vehicle up to 100mph felt as smooth and comfortab...
I purchased a pre-owned 2006 BMW 325i with sport and performance package. The car handles and performs exceptionally. I was impressed when driving the vehicle up to 100mph felt as smooth and comfortable as driving 60mph. The interior is very well laid out and intuitive. The run flat tires ride loud and rough, otherwise, everything else about the vehicle gets two thumbs up.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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One Terrific 2006 325cic

by from Rocky Mountains on February 23, 2012

I purchased this vehicle pre-owned but with low miles. I have owned several convertibles before I purchased a BMW and I must say that this BMW is the best purchase that I have ever made. I've owned th...
I purchased this vehicle pre-owned but with low miles. I have owned several convertibles before I purchased a BMW and I must say that this BMW is the best purchase that I have ever made. I've owned this car for 2 years and 3 months yet I don't have any complaints. I purchased an extended warranty with the car, I wouldn't recommend buying a BMW without one. This car has gone into the shop for warranty work but nothing major. That is, unless a window regulator or fog light is a major issue to you. I love the performance of this vehicle in the winding mountain roads. It's very sure-footed and fun to drive. The active headlights make the dark turns a lot less nightmare-ish because they illuminate the turns before you reach them. With the top up, this BMW keeps the outside noise...well...outside. When the top is down with the windows also, the noise isn't kept outside so much, but then, why did you purchase a convertible in the first place? All in all, I agree with BMW's "The Ultimate Driving Machine."
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Does recommend this car!!

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Best sports sedan

by from Seattle on April 16, 2012

BMW knows how to build great cars. I love my 3 series, it's so comfortable and I feel very safe in it. I could have asked for more. Very good gas mileage for the amount of power this car has.
BMW knows how to build great cars. I love my 3 series, it's so comfortable and I feel very safe in it. I could have asked for more. Very good gas mileage for the amount of power this car has.
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Best car I've ever owned

by from Houston, TX on February 19, 2013

Price was reasonable with the miles on it. But the features and smooth handleing make up for it. I bow know why this car has been a Car and Driver ten nest for so long.
Price was reasonable with the miles on it. But the features and smooth handleing make up for it. I bow know why this car has been a Car and Driver ten nest for so long.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Nope

by from Birmingham, AL on August 1, 2014

This car has upsides and downsides, as all cars do. Let's start with the positives: This is a great car for driving fast on the highway. And you can fit a lot of stuff in the trunk, especially with th...
This car has upsides and downsides, as all cars do. Let's start with the positives: This is a great car for driving fast on the highway. And you can fit a lot of stuff in the trunk, especially with the seats down. The leather seats are nice, not cheap like some, but not not all that comfortable either. Also the seat warmers are amazing and the navigation/entertainment console is fun to use and feels luxurious. Make sure to not hit any bumps while driving though because that can make your CD skip/music cut out...That's about it for the pros. My family has owned this BMW 325xi sport wagon for about six years now. It officially got turned over to me about a year ago with 90k miles on it. Since then I have had to spend probably at least a thousand on repairs. A bolt broke which held a gear which held the drive belt, $420. The car would randomly start forcing itself to change gears while driving(at a consistent speed, might I add) resulting in a warning message popping up letting you know that acceleration has been reduced. The BMW dealership said a turning sensor(?) was out, paid probably $700 to replace it, did nothing to solve the problem. Along with getting 18-19 mpg all the time while driving 70/30 city/highway and having to put premium gas in the car I have had to pay much more than would have liked to take car of this car. Also, the paint has started to chip off. All around the rear exhaust pipes the paint is peeling off, like someone just did a really bad paint job. The two headlight washers have fallen out, as well, leaving two gaping holes on the front of my car. Overall I would recommend this car for someone who doesn't care about the gas mileage or maintenance costs/cost of buying a new one. It's really fun to drive, the AWD and other traction control options work really well in snow/rain, and it's sporty while also being practical with the extra cargo space. If you're not feeling the cost of maintaining a sports car/luxury car, go for a prius for your next car like me :)
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Does not recommend this car

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Luxury, Comfort and WOW on Performance

by from Moorestown, NJ on March 8, 2009

Talk about hugging the road and get up and gone! Leather seats are exceptional quality and comfortable with power lumbar support. Technology and toys for the driver keep the car in the "fun" zone day ...
Talk about hugging the road and get up and gone! Leather seats are exceptional quality and comfortable with power lumbar support. Technology and toys for the driver keep the car in the "fun" zone day after day. Pro logic sound is unbelievable and the xenon headlamps make night driving easy for my aged eyesight. I've never owned a better car and I've owned all the high end makes in my 60 years. Since buying this car in 2006 (a new style model year for this model) I have added a BMW 3 series convertiable and a BME 535 to my garage. I'll never drive anything but a BMW in the future.
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Great car, 2nd I have owned

by from Jacksonville, FL on February 23, 2015

This is our second 2006 325. The first a sedan manual transmission purchased with 110,000 miles and the second a Sportwagon with 100,000 miles. Neither car had been particularly well maintained. After...
This is our second 2006 325. The first a sedan manual transmission purchased with 110,000 miles and the second a Sportwagon with 100,000 miles. Neither car had been particularly well maintained. After replacing all the fluids, brakes, and fixing the little things in the interior they turned into great cars. The first one had two collisions with my high school daughters in it, neither their fault, and neither got a scratch. The second collision totaled the first one. So I found another similar one. Cleaned it up and made it "almost like new" For very little investment I have another very safe and quite decent car the girls love. And it is great fun to work on as everything is done so well from and engineering standpoint. Tons of information online for Do It Yourself fixes and parts. I love these early 3 series.
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Best car i have owned to date

by from Olathe, KS on February 24, 2009

I test drove acura tl, audi4, infiniti G35, and lexus and they all had their good points but overall the bmw was the best car out of the lot. Have had it since new and have had no major problems. I di...
I test drove acura tl, audi4, infiniti G35, and lexus and they all had their good points but overall the bmw was the best car out of the lot. Have had it since new and have had no major problems. I did take in for service but it was mostly computer chip issues which resolved my problems. The car tries to learn how you drive so if there are two people who drive it constantly and have different driving styles the car will be begin to shift hard over a period of time. this is when you have to take it in and have it reset. My run flat tires are pretty loud too. Outside of this the car is great. I love driving it. Especially in sport mode:D
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Just a great car to own

by from Grand Rapids Michigan on March 15, 2015

We have owned this vehicle since it was a year old with 10,000 miles. This car has never been trouble and has always gotten us through all types of weather. Only two repairs were needed- a leaking re...
We have owned this vehicle since it was a year old with 10,000 miles. This car has never been trouble and has always gotten us through all types of weather. Only two repairs were needed- a leaking rear engine seal and fuel filter leak. Other than that, it has never been an ounce of trouble.
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My favorite car ever

by from Denver, CO on September 17, 2006

This car does so many things well. On any day, in any conditions is simply just fun to drive. It really shines in the snow, and outperforms the myriad of SUVs with ease. It is a perfect city/mountain ...
This car does so many things well. On any day, in any conditions is simply just fun to drive. It really shines in the snow, and outperforms the myriad of SUVs with ease. It is a perfect city/mountain car. It blends comfort and performance perfectly.
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