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