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BMW 3-Series Coupe 330 Ci 2d (00) (2001/Y)

BMW 3-Series Coupe 330 Ci 2d (00) (2001/Y) - Owner Review

Grip and acceleration are great, but the steering suffers from lack of feel aroung the straight ahead. Tramlining a problem with the 18"" wheels - stick to 17"" if comfort is a priority.
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BMW 3-Series Coupe (99-06)

Value

4 out of 5

Expensive to buy new, but then you're not getting an ordinary car.

Costs

4 out of 5

Very reasonable considering the 3 litre straight six.

Driving

5 out of 5

Grip and acceleration are great, but the steering suffers from lack of feel aroung the straight ahead. Tramlining a problem with the 18"" wheels - stick to 17"" if comfort is a priority.

Performance

4 out of 5

Can't keep up with the fastest Japanese tin, but then it's faster than 99% of the other traffic.

Reliability

3 out of 5

My gadget-laden car has let me down on several occasions when running accessories with the engine off. Running the blower, Sat Nav/TV and Xenon headlamps for 10 minutes without engine runing is enough to drain the battery enough to prevent restart.

Image

5 out of 5

3-years later I still catch myself looking longingly at it from the office window, and wishing to jump in and go for a drive somewhere. Anywhere. This is the last of the great-looking BMWs. The new models BMW are churning out look more individual but UGLY

Comfort

4 out of 5

Sports seats very comfortable even for a 12-hour day. Limited leg room in the rear for adults, but this is a two-door coupe! Fine for kids though.

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Insurance group: 35

Security

5 out of 5

Good security with factory fitted deadlocking, alarm/immobiliser and locking wheel nuts.

Service

4 out of 5

This was a warrenty replacement of a 328Ci that was a total lemon.

Problems

Bodywork
Bonnet seems to positively attract stone-chip damage

Engine
Lovely creamy wave of torque - no problems here.

Gearbox
Manual gearbox suffers from nasty clutch action - it's not progressive and bites very high in pedal travel.

Other
Clutch went through a period of sticking - cured itself. Could use a 48V electrial system. Flattens battery too easily!

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes