2002 BMW 3 Series 325i 2.5L gas from North America
Fun to drive, but expensive to repair
The car is fun to drive, but expensive to maintain. The options on it are pretty interesting for an older car.
I have had to spend quite a lot of money to keep the car running, which is kind of disappointing. So far, I have replaced the valve cover gasket, water pump, oil filter stand, secondary air pump, expansion tank, radiator and clutch fan.
Just before I bought it, the previous owner replaced the power steering pump, thermostat, rear springs, and control arm bushings.
I have been told that the automatic transmission can fail and the cooling system is also weak. One power window broke, and those are also prone to fail.
The car also seems under powered compared to newer cars, and it's kind of sluggish from a red light.
Although the car is fun to drive and has lots of cool options, it can be an expensive car to repair. I have tried to get work done from mechanics, on the side, and this has saved me some money.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd March, 2014