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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)

“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)

“power like a hot rod. Handles like a sports car”

PHIL M., 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)


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)


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)


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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