2000 BMW 3 Series 323ci 2.5L M52 I-6 from North America
Fun, sexy, reliable car with enough power
The radio screen went out. One day, the radio screen went out, and now I have to guess what radio station I'm on.
Some of the wood dash trim has begun to crack.
The shifter knob (manual transmission) came off on a really hot summer day. Easily replaced with a new one and some glue.
Speakers have dry rotted (which is to be expected on a 10 year old car).
The engine works great (albeit a bit underpowered as it's the smallest engine).
Gas mileage is amazing for a car like this.
Never burns oil. Ever. Same amount of oil comes out as goes in.
Seats are in great condition and comfortable.
3 person seat memory is great for when my friend wants to drive.
FUN TO DRIVE! Corners like 'a small dog'!
Women like it.
Clutch is smooth, and the engagement is excellent.
Shifting with the manual transmission is as smooth as butter.
Paint has held up incredibly well.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th February, 2011
12th Dec 2011, 20:11
My water pump failed, but didn't blow my head gasket. The only way you can blow your head gasket is if you continue to drive it while your engine is overheating.
So keep an eye on your cluster perhaps? The temperature gauge isn't too far from the speedometer.
"Fool me once, shame on BMW, fool me twice, shame on me for not looking at my temperature gauge and overheating my engine."