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2003 BMW 330 Consumer Reviews

4.8
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It is in fact the "Ultimate Driving Machine"

by from Elgin, IL on September 12, 2011

I've been thinking about a BMW for quite some time but didn't want to spend a ton of money for a new one. Although its a '03. I bought this 330xi with only 76,000 miles after a lot of looking and sear...
I've been thinking about a BMW for quite some time but didn't want to spend a ton of money for a new one. Although its a '03. I bought this 330xi with only 76,000 miles after a lot of looking and searching for just the right car. I must say that it was well worth the effort and time spent. It might be 8 years old, but this IS my "Ultimate Driving Machine" What a pleasure it is to drive this car.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Great car except for . . .

by from Kansas City on October 2, 2009

Electronic gremlins just cost me $1500.00 to fix the driver's door lock and gas gauge at the dealer. . . shocking! I love the handling & performance of my 330i sedan, but the electronic baloney that f...
Electronic gremlins just cost me $1500.00 to fix the driver's door lock and gas gauge at the dealer. . . shocking! I love the handling & performance of my 330i sedan, but the electronic baloney that fails at less than 36,000 miles is ridiculous. It's like being married to an extra beautiful woman who knows it; very exciting, but the baggage that goes with it can be a load to carry.
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Love my car and cars.com...

by from Charlottesville, VA on December 8, 2010

I had been lurking around the internet to buy my next car. After months of searching, I was able to find my extremely well kept BMW 330CI Convertible. The owner took maticulous care of the car and I w...
I had been lurking around the internet to buy my next car. After months of searching, I was able to find my extremely well kept BMW 330CI Convertible. The owner took maticulous care of the car and I was able to get a great deal. I believe that it takes a fair amount of research to find what you really want and when you find it you need to pull the trigger quickly or you may lose on the deal. My deal was great, a totally loaded 330IC with upgraded BMW wheels/tires, 38,000 miles for $17,500. I'm very happy with the entire process and can't thank Cars.com enough.
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Zero Problems- %100 Satisfaction

by from Chicago, IL on January 15, 2009

I bought my 2003 BMW 330xi in 2006 used. It had 30k miles on it, but it was essentially brand new. It has the manual transmission, premium package and sport package. It has 63k miles now, and I have y...
I bought my 2003 BMW 330xi in 2006 used. It had 30k miles on it, but it was essentially brand new. It has the manual transmission, premium package and sport package. It has 63k miles now, and I have yet to deal with a single problem. Handling in the snow is absolutely outstanding. Excellent comfort on the highway. Quick accelerator. I average about 21 mpg which is decent, but good for a powerful sedan. I had previously owned an Audi A4, and this 330xi just destroys it.
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The Ultimate Driving Machine

by from South Barrington, IL. on June 2, 2008

I custom ordered my BMW 330xi in April of 2003 and have loved every second of driving it. It is my 5th BMW and will definitely not be my last. The color is a beautiful Orient Blue Metallic over Black ...
I custom ordered my BMW 330xi in April of 2003 and have loved every second of driving it. It is my 5th BMW and will definitely not be my last. The color is a beautiful Orient Blue Metallic over Black leather interior with Titanium trim. I ordered it with the Sport package so it also has the flared front and side bumpers as well as side trims and 16" alloy wheels. The car handles like a dream in any weather condition. This is my first all wheel drive BMW and after experiencing a winter with this I will definitely never go back to the rear driven models. The car is reliable, fun to drive, sporty yet practical, and classy at the same time. BMW recommends premium fuel, as do all luxury car companies, but I have used middle grade since day one in all 5 of my Bimmers and haven't had a problem in the combined 300,000 miles I have put on them. I have absolutley no complaints with this car, and I'd be surprised to hear anybody that would.
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Best Car Ever

by from Washington, DC on January 29, 2009

There is a reason this car is consistently on Car and Driver's top ten list every year. It is simply the best car in its class by far. What more can I add to the user reviews posted above. My model is...
There is a reason this car is consistently on Car and Driver's top ten list every year. It is simply the best car in its class by far. What more can I add to the user reviews posted above. My model is a 330CI with sport package, premium package and 5-speed manual. Usually after I own a car for a year or two I start to think about wanting something else, but not this time. I think I would be sad to let this baby go (even for one with the new body style). I live in the city and this car is a blast to zip around city streets, easy to park, etc., however you will feel every bump and pothole in the road (if you want a car that absorbs every bump in the road then buy an SUV). On the highway it is an absolute dream to drive -- it feels like a much larger car at high speeds, if you know what I mean. Nimble in the city and on windy roads, and extremely comfortable cruising at a high rate of speed. Also no major maintenance issues. I opted out of the extended warranty and good thing because I've never needed it.
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It's like driving a dream

by from Omaha, NE on November 22, 2006

I purchased this vehicle use and the entire experience has been a very enjoyable one. From the minute I stepped on to the BMW lot to everyday when I drive my vehicle, I love it! Driving should be fun...
I purchased this vehicle use and the entire experience has been a very enjoyable one. From the minute I stepped on to the BMW lot to everyday when I drive my vehicle, I love it! Driving should be fun and BMW definitely makes driving exciting. The response of the vehicle is amazing. My husband and I were driving on the freeway when a huge piece of debris fell out of a truck in front of us. Going 75 MPH and suddenly swerving could be disastrous, however the control of the vehicle was amazing. There was no point when the car felt out of control. I'm usually the kind of person who buys a new car every couple of years but I have no intentions of trading this in anytime soon! Once you drive a BMW I don't think you'll ever go back to any other car!
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Many miles, great performance

by from Minneapolis, MN on November 1, 2006

Very happy with car, few problems one wouldn't expect though I drive it to the limit. On the track it is exceptionally well balanced, smooth, and great fun. Put some winter tires on it and you'll be...
Very happy with car, few problems one wouldn't expect though I drive it to the limit. On the track it is exceptionally well balanced, smooth, and great fun. Put some winter tires on it and you'll be kicking but when the SUVs are spinning their wheels.
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BMW 330xi

by from L.I. N.Y. on December 29, 2010

Terrific car. A few minor bugs which were worked out through dealer where I bought the car. All caught up on maintenance items and enjoying the car very much.
Terrific car. A few minor bugs which were worked out through dealer where I bought the car. All caught up on maintenance items and enjoying the car very much.
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Great car

by from Potomac Falls, VA on May 10, 2010

I have a 2003 330 ci with 40,000 miles. I've had it since 8K miles and never had a problem. It's quick, responsive and fun to drive, plus it gets 20 MPG. I also have a 2008 Acura MDX that I drive in i...
I have a 2003 330 ci with 40,000 miles. I've had it since 8K miles and never had a problem. It's quick, responsive and fun to drive, plus it gets 20 MPG. I also have a 2008 Acura MDX that I drive in inclement weather. When I have gone weeks without driving it and take it out again it is like driving a brand new car.
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