The 330i is a harmonious blend of sportiness and luxury, one of the best all-around packages available. Power, agility, and excellent dynamic control make it fun to drive, while a quiet cabin, well-contoured front seats, and a composed ride contribute to a comfortable driving experience.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"The car is actually an 1981 320i model, but your page doesn't allow me to go back that far or remove it from the survey because of age. It's the same weight as a Civic of comparable age and 50% more hp. and great handling."

Anonymous, TX (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"power like a hot rod. Handles like a sports car"

PHIL M., CA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"The handling is excellent. I love the feeling of control. Bad part is the seating is too sporty too low for me being over 60 year old. Its hard to bend over to get into car when you are over 60 year old."

Anonymous, CA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Steers tight and great, great accelleration, and best of all this vehicle cruises well."

JESUS N., TX (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Handling is superb, better than almost anything else available outside of much more expensive sports cars."

Anonymous, CA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Rear wheel drive handling, very quick but stable."

Anonymous, WA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"It's handling is the best of all cars that I have owned: 3 Mercedes, 2 BMU's, and multiple American cars. It is a 1996 sedan that has been nearly trouble-free, -a true classic with great acceleration and powerful brakes. Only its headlights are not up to zenon or LED modern standards"

HUBERT B., PA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"The car has excellent acceleration and is very nimble and fun to drive."

MARK K., MO (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"It's beautifully balanced: ample, smooth power, precise steering, great handling, wonderful comfort, and surprisingly good fuel economy."

CLIFFORD S., PA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"After 195,000+ miles, the vehicle is still great."

Anonymous, NJ (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"This car drives as smooth at 90 mph as it does at 40 mph! No road noise or rattles at any speed. Plenty of power, and the cornering is better than any car I’ve driven."

Ron A., KY (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Handling,safety and appearance"

Anonymous, NJ (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Acceleration and outstanding handling"

Dean W., CA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Great handling. Tight steering and response. Fun to drive. Even after 17 years."

Cynthia G., CA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"For an 18 year old vehicle (only owner) this vehicle has always handled great. It responds quickly to every action...acceleration or handling in tight situations. I would definitely purchase another BMW328i when the time comes that this one completely fails."

Anonymous, TX (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Handling has been the 3 Series selling point."

Anonymous, NJ (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"great acceleration IF you wind out the RPM's"

Anonymous, MO (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, VA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Great driving.Enjoy the acceleration power. Gears setup gives good control for automatic transmission."

Anonymous, CA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Great acceleration and great handling. Fun to drive."

Anonymous, FL (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Superb."

Anonymous, VA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Excellent handling. It is very fun to drive."

Anonymous, OH (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"For a 2000 328i this vehicle has excellent acceleration and handling. Holds road very well -- straight and on turns. Because it is RWD hydroplaning is very noticable during rainstorms."

Anonymous, TX (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Even a 19 year old BMW responds quickly, smoothly & handles as it was new."

J M., TX (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Manual transmission and taunt suspension makes driving back roads (which I do most of the time) great fun!"

Anonymous, GA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"This car hugs the road and feels very solid and safe. It does not take steep inclines very well. Good acceleration."

Anonymous, GA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Both are great"

Anonymous, CA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Very stable ride. Acceleration requires downshifting (turbine). Good cornering."

Anonymous, NH (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"The car has outstanding handling partly because of the BMW hydrolic system. This was replaced by electronic steering control in the early 2000's. BMW has now been trying to replace or improve the electronic system so it feels and performs like the steering that made BMW famous."

Frank W., CA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The vehicle is actually a 1995. Your choices did not allow to go that old.vehicle has over 140,000 miles on it, and still performing remarkably well. Only major repair has been put on a new convertible top"

LARRY B., OH (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"This model year had vapor barrier problems which we have had t fix three different time in the 16 years we have owned it."

Anonymous, WA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Drives great."

MICHAEL C., CA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"For older folks, it's hard getting out of care. Seats are stiff leather and not as comfortable as softer leather seats. AC does not work and needs repair.Window on passenger side cannot go up and down without hearing crunchier sound(needs to be fixed)."

Anonymous, CA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"The ride of the BMW is excellent, considering that it is a 17-year old car. It handles as well or better than any other car I have driven (no lean on curves, etc.). I considered the seats comfortable when I bought the car, and while they are still comfortable, I would prefer more lumbar support (probably more available in newer cars)."

David G., CA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Firm bucket seats with nice leather are very comfortable."

Anonymous, FL (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"handles like a go-kart"

Anonymous, MO (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"See my previous comments."

Anonymous, VA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Seats are very good. Noise is low. The ride and handling are difficult to beat."

Frank W., CA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"The seat adjust with electronic buttons. Also there is a memory button so that different drivers can set there position and adjust easily when switching between different drivers."

Anonymous, GA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"Legroom adéquate but limited. Very stable ride. Low noise level."

Anonymous, NH (2000 BMW 3 Series)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Looked for medium size car with leg room, gd mileage and reliability (e.g. easy start even if outside for long time). Agreeable to drive (goes where pointed), easy parking (backup warning). Few problems in 16 years (had to replace fuel pump)"

Anonymous, NH (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"For the price, the car has been highly reliable, durable, inexpensive to maintain, enjoyable to drive and has a well-styled design."

EDWARD M., CA (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"I bought it new for a good price and have kept it for 17 years. That is a good value!"

Anonymous, FL (2000 BMW 3 Series)

"After 24 years of ownership, the vehicle has performed very well with almost no major issues."

Anonymous, NJ (2000 BMW 3 Series)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I love that BMW doesn't change its style dramatically over the years. People can't believe that I'm driving a 16 year old car that still looks stylish."

G C., CT (2000 BMW 3 Series)
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