2001 BMW 3 Series 330Ci 3.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
All in all, I would say this is the ultimate coupe and would definitely buy another
The door seals were not soundproof and caused the doors not to close properly. They have needed to be replaced twice.
The car developed a handling problem when the rear tires were changed, which I lived with for 10000 miles until the front set were also replaced. The tire supplier and the car dealer were unable to determine the cause of the problem.
Apart from the period where my tires were giving me problems the car has been a real dream to drive. It is very fast, but incredibly safe with taught suspension, good steering feedback and superb brakes.
The car is also great around town offering good visibility and light and easy controls.
As if that's not enough, it's also fantastic over distances - for a coupe it takes my family and a lot of luggage easily, and is comfortable to drive all day long. The engine gives so much power, you would hardly notice when the car's loaded up.
I average about 30 miles to the gallon in all kinds of driving, and have no expense in 75,000 apart from routine maintenance. The door seals were replaced under warranty.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th April, 2004
14th Dec 2004, 16:35
I too had problems with the door seals on my 2001 330ci which made the doors difficult to close. This happened after about a year of ownership, but unfortunately by this time the car was out of warranty as I had imported it. The dealer quoted me approximately £500 to remedy this which I did not take up as did not stop the doors closing if they were slammed shut. Other than this the car was perfect and is sorely missed.