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Serious Design Flaws

byucanreview Oct 3, 2008
13 Helpfuls 14 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fun to drive and nice looking.<br>
Cons Serious design flaws and faulty parts
Recommended it? No

I was just trying to troubleshoot a problem I was having with my 2000 BMW 323i and I came across an e-pinion user who mentioned a similar problem in his/her review. As I read, I started to think that the reviewer's myriad problems with the car sounded remarkably similar to mine, so while it is a... Read full review »

5

If You Know What You're Getting You Won't Be Dissapointed

byemm67 Jun 10, 2006
12 Helpfuls 13 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fun factor, attention to detail during design, quality, safety, resale value.
Cons Possibly expensive maintenance after warranty expires. You're branded a jerk just...
Recommended it? Yes

BMW/Mercedes/Porsche all have some mystique about being this super car for some people. None of these cars defy any physical laws whatsoever. They do not fly, drive across water, burrow through mountains, or exceed super-sonic speed if you press a button. I bought my second BMW in one year... Read full review »

5

Like Riding on Rails

bybostonfirelt Jan 26, 2006
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Excellent handling ride headlights seats style and dashboard lighting little open window...
Cons Sometimes erratic temperature control, excessive brake dust, weak AM radio reception,...
Recommended it? Yes

This 2000 323Ci is my "mid-life crisis" car, purchased on an online auction site (begins with a vowel)9 months and 11,000 miles ago at a fantastic price. Been to the dealer just once; the camshaft position sensor triggered the check engine light. With 61,000 miles on the clock it still performs... Read full review »

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2000 BMW 328i: The Perfect Package.

byisong Mar 1, 2004
27 Helpfuls 28 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Solid, peppy 2.8 liter engine, precise handling, bright headlights, comfortable seats.
Cons Needs occasional tuning/maintenance, all your friends want to drive it.
Recommended it? Yes

WHY A 3-SERIES BIMMER?
My 99 VW Passat was on its last leg and I was desperately seeking a new car. With VWs bolded on my black list, I was ready to venture on to newer and better things. My wife has a 2002 Honda Accord, and to this day, it's been running trouble-free since we drove it off the... Read full review »

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How Much Money Do you Have?

byvandrew2004 Feb 3, 2004
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great Handling, Fast
Cons Breaks all the time
Recommended it? No

This car, 323CI, handles great. And I was really happy with it until 2003, when my car was 3 years old and had 50,000 miles on it. But after that my car started to break. So I had to put $3000 to repair all the things that broke and in 6 month I got the same quote to repair my car again. Read full review »

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328ci An Objective Look on a Car That Could be Fantastic, or Just Ok...

bynick1326 Nov 30, 2003
21 Helpfuls 22 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros A fanastic balance of luxury and fun- A great driver's car with refinement
Cons Price/premium, need the premium&sport package. Too much luxury for some
Recommended it? Yes

I'm going to try and do something with this review that hasn't been done yet: Take an objective look at the 328ci as a potential buyer of a used 5-speed manual in great condition. I truly hope this is the most helpful review you ever read about this automobile- I encourage you to read through it,... Read full review »

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Definitely NOT Recommended

bymrmelson Jul 1, 2003
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Comfortable seats & ride; nice stereo
Cons Poor quality; recurring problems; airbags deployed inadvertently
Recommended it? No

Bought our 2000 328i new from the dealer. Enjoyed driving the car but had what I would consider excessive maintenance items:

- Had to replace all 4 tires at ~20,000 miles because of uneven wear on all of them. Car was out of alignment on all 4 corners.

- New brakes *and* rotors... Read full review »

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A sports car up front, a wagon in back

bylocoloki14 May 24, 2003
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Stick-to-the-road-reliabilty, stop-on-a-dime, power-when-you-need-it car
Cons None
Recommended it? Yes

This being my first contribution to e-pinions, I don't want it to be somethign negative; the most positive comments I have to make is about my car, a 2000 BMW 323 iTouring.
I'm female, mid-fifties, and have driven domestic and import cars for the last 30 years, never a BMW, although I grew up... Read full review »

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Thrilling!

bypatmns Oct 28, 2002
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Looks, Handling, Reliable
Cons None So far
Recommended it? Yes

I just bought my 2000 BMW 323i a week ago, and it is everything I expected it to be and more.

The 2.5 liter 6 cylinder engine provides plenty of speed for me (I am coming out of a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 6 cylinder). Back in the day, pre-2000's, BMW would name their cars based on... Read full review »

3

The Ultimate Driving Machine- couldn';t be put better

byistwani Mar 18, 2002
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Unbelievable handling! You will fall in love with this machine
Cons Everybody has one, need's a little bit more juice if your greedy for power
Recommended it? Yes

I love this machine!! 2000 328CI- Silver w/ light grey interior.

Let?s start off with the good stuff. I got a very heavy foot and I love putting cars to their limits. With my 328CI- I have never got this car out of control. The handling is unbelievable; you can take the sharpest corners... Read full review »

1

2000 328Ci plagued with problems

byles328ci Feb 14, 2002
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros handling, interior design,
Cons too many problems, major quality issues
Recommended it? No

I have been visiting the BMW shop quite often since I ordered my 2000 328Ci. 30K miles and many problems, the latest one topped it all off. Water leaks! That's right...my floor panel on the driver's side was soaked when it rained. Other problems are as follows:

1. Upon delivery of new car... Read full review »

3

323i check engine light

byjymna Feb 6, 2002
Helpful? 1 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Sporty and somewhat luxurious for a reasonable price
Cons Finicky check engine light
Recommended it? Yes

My check engine light comes on about twice a month. It happens because the gas cap is not on tight enough. When I put it on I make sure that it is secure. It must come loose because it keeps happening. It happens about 50 miles after I have filled the tank. Then when I retighten the cap it takes it... Read full review »

3

323i check engine light

byjymna Feb 6, 2002
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Sporty and somewhat luxurious for a reasonable price
Cons Finicky check engine light
Recommended it? Yes

My check engine light comes on about twice a month. It happens because the gas cap is not on tight enough. When I put it on I make sure that it is secure. It must come loose because it keeps happening. It happens about 50 miles after I have filled the tank. Then when I retighten the cap it takes it... Read full review »

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This is why they call it the Ultimate Driving Machine

bycaptgravity Jan 19, 2002
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Fast, Powerful, Strong, Safe, German
Cons Gas could be an issue
Recommended it? Yes

When I hear the words "German Efficiency" I think of three letters B! M! W!. I purchased a 2000 Red 323i BMW and ohhhh do I love driving it. This car hugs the road like a Russian Bear. I have never slid or spun out and that really show the effort that BMW puts into a fine automobile. The car... Read full review »

3

Warning to BMW purchasers

bymlumb Dec 18, 2001
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Styling, drive of the vehicle
Cons Rattles, groans, constant trips to shop
Recommended it? No

You will not believe the experience that I have had with BMW. This car has been in the shop a total of 38 days since I leased it last May (2000). There are so many problems with these cars that you don't hear about. BMW has had to replace the window regulators three times due to 'engineering... Read full review »

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Lots of Frustrating Problems with 2000 323Ci

bybedheadfred Oct 25, 2001
9 Helpfuls 10 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Great handling, incredible balance, superb refinement
Cons Absolutely horrible ownership experience- Beware of tons of problems!
Recommended it? No

My 2000 323Ci is a great car, but its been so troublesome after only 20,000 miles that I would have sold it over a year ago (only 22 months old now) but I can't get a good price for it.

Let me list all the problems I have had with the car and describe my growing frustration:

1... Read full review »

7

The Car of my Dreams!!!

byjackie0499 Oct 11, 2001
2 Helpfuls 3 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Very smooth drive and luxurious
Cons some engine defects
Recommended it? Yes

This had been the car of my dreams ever since I was 15, so i finally got it. My parents gave it to me for my 16 th birthday. This car is great, it is the smoothest ride. The inside is very spacious and comfortable. I have the new trim that it the color of the interior and it looks great. The only... Read full review »

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The Benchmark

byMotokichi Aug 7, 2001
3 Helpfuls 4 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros BMW feel and quality.
Cons Price a little higher than competition
Recommended it? Yes

The BMW 3 series has long been the class yardstick. All other car makers try to compare their cars favorably to the 3, but BMW has been up to the task and continues to raise the bar. My exposure to the 323Ci is limited to the two short test drives I had back in June of 2000 when I was shopping for... Read full review »

3

The Affordable BMW

bystash182 Aug 1, 2001
1 Helpfuls 2 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros great handling good acceleration fair price
Cons not greatest fuel efficiency noticeably the lowest BMW class
Recommended it? Yes

With the 3 series being on the bottom, the car doesn't carry quite the same burden as a 700, but the quality and performance are clearly not so refined as well. If you're not raking in six figures quite yet, but know youre heading there take the 300. It handles turns nicely and looks good taking... Read full review »

8

Overall and nice car

bychuck74 Jun 15, 2001
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros great styling and awesome appeal
Cons Stereo not that great
Recommended it? Yes

We bought our 2000 328 about a year ago and have not encountered to many problems other than getting rear ended the first month we had it and then being in the shop for 2 months after that. The BMW dealership here in dallas was wonderful in reassembling the car back to pristine condition.

... Read full review »

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