2002 BMW 3 Series Reviews - Page 10 of 10

2002 BMW 3 Series 330ci 3.0 liter from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 liter Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance14980 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima

Summary:

In the long run this will be an economical high performance work car that brings daily smiles

Faults:

Maybe I've been lucky, but my 2002 330ci has been 100% reliable. I haven't had any failures of any kind and all the cars' equipment works very well. At nearly 15000 miles the car exhibits little or no wear at all. I have taken some small stone chip damage to the paint, but this was caused mostly by 100+ mph driving on Texas highways.

General Comments:

This cars' performance is outrageous considering it routinely returns over 26 miles per gallon. The steering is responsive and the brakes will stop on a dime and give back 9 cents change! The air conditioning system handles Gulf coast Texas summers with ease. BMW's are generally built to run, but this car is insatiable - give it 80 mph and it wants 100. It is my daily driver and hasn't missed a lick.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 2002

10th May 2007, 09:31

My Father has a 2002 BMW 330ci. He drives it everyday. It is very very quick. he has had it since he bought it from the dealership. it has never had any major problem at all. very safe on the turns and stopping. a lot faster than you think a little 3.0L will go!

1st Mar 2009, 12:55

We have had a 2002 330ci 5 speed manual since it was new. It has required 2 new clutches and 2 re-installations of engine software. (The car was not abused.) It is still not right, as it often runs at half power unless the engine is started cold. Nobody has an answer.

2002 BMW 3 Series 325i 2.5L from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired4 miles
Most recent distance500 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Eclipse

Summary:

Definitely a Sports Sedan

Faults:

Nothing as it is new.

General Comments:

Even though it has the smaller motor, with the 5spd manual transmission it is very quick and peppy.

The Sport suspension makes it handle twisty canyons like it is on rails.

The car is very comfortable, and fits like a glove.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2002

2002 BMW 3 Series 320td SE Compact 2.0 td 150bhp from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 td 150bhp Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance11000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

CRAP.. well to be fair before the breakdown I thought it was great..

Faults:

The turbo and Cat blew at 4 months and 11,000 miles.

Spent 1.5 hours on M25 waiting to be picked up by BMW 3 days later still no car.

General Comments:

I am goint to test drive a is200 lexus this weekend.

I need a reliable car!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th July, 2002

29th Jul 2002, 23:51

U should think bout getting a petrol 3-series and you'll fall in love with it, I don't know much bout the Diesel, but I own a 1996 BMW 328i with round 20000Ms on it and I didn't have many problems, sweet car.

13th Feb 2003, 08:43

1.5 hours waiting is not that long, what do you expect? that there is a tow truck driving behind you all the time?

Good luck to you, trying to find a Lexus Diesel.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 33 reviews