2001 BMW 3 Series 325ci V6 from North America
I'd buy the M3 now that I've seen how good the 325ci is
The right side mirror is supposed to tilt down when I put the car in reverse. It stopped doing that for a while. Now it's doing it again. It's probably a wire going off and on somewhere. Shouldn't happen on a brand new car though. A couple of my other friends complained about small things like that too. Sunroof wires, tail lamp wires et cetera.
This car took time to grow on me. The only things I liked about it when I bought it was exterior styling and engine. The dealership is VOB in Rockville, Maryland and they are known for high volume sales. Good for them. I found the majority of the people there arrogant, conceited and all round ignorant. I did like the person I worked with though he tended to be dismissive once in a while too. If you get away from all that though, and take care of the car, you find that it's not only beautiful, but a joy to drive. It's fun to find a winding road and see how well it grips the tar. I plan a couple of body upgrades, and of course new wheels and tires.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st May, 2002
29th Jun 2002, 17:13
Just one point.
It's a straight 6 engine, not a V6 engine.
28th Jun 2005, 11:34
I love my 325 Convertible-a blast to drive. Easy one button top operation-no clamps or screws like the Corvette. If you are thinking about owning one- stop thinking and Do It!
17th Aug 2005, 01:40
My car is close to 90,000 miles (Yes, I drive a lot). I agree that maintenance cost is very expensive. So far, I have replaced all rotors twice. My left side view mirror also stopped tilting down when the car is in reverse mode. I love my car, but all the maintenance costs are making me think twice if I should keep the car or not. I cannot imagine what else I need to fix when the car reaches 100,000 miles. Any idea?
13th Nov 2005, 10:30
Read page 57 of the owner's manual, this will solve your problem.
1st Feb 2006, 12:10
Thank you very much for the above comment... although its on page 51 of my 330Ci. I just bought it last week, and thought it had already started to fall apart :)
For those who don't have the manual handy, The mirror changeover switch has to be set to the drivers side!
12th Feb 2006, 14:05
Hi I have a question.
I want to put on a body-kit from a m3 on my 325ci coupe, but will it fit?
15th Jun 2006, 06:58
Ofcourse it will fit you muppet!