2001 BMW 330ci is our used purchase car that everyone dreams of getting when buying a used car. It's our good as new used problem free mobile.
We bought the car with in the last 6 months or so used and it's a 2001 bmw 330ci and so far we haven't had any major issues with it. It's been a pretty good car so far it's driven every day and it had almost 180,000 miles on it when we got it and we have put a lot of miles on it already we even took it on a short trip like a 6 hr drive there and 6 hrs back up through the pass into the mountains and it did just fine the whole way there and back. We have done just normal maintenance to it also since we have gotten it and it's seemed to be good with just that so far. We were a bit concerned with it being a 2001 and also being a BMW considering all the electric stuff that Bmw has in them but it's still been just fine all the things work in it still all the electric upgraded things still are in good working condition and it's really been a bit surprising how well it's managed so far and we are pretty hard on it honestly so this car has been one of the better used car purchases that we have ever purchased before and it wasn't a used pre-owned certified car it was a used private seller type car and the person said that it had more or less sat there for the last almost 2 yrs before he ended up selling it to us. So it's being so issue free so far is a shock to us and a wonderful surprise being that we really weren't prepared to end up with a lemon at all. On thing that had happened with it though is that we took it too Jiffy Lube to get it serviced and once we picked up the car after they finish servicing it the car was acting really bad it was having trouble accelerating and it was very very serious seeming so we took it straight home and contacted Jiffy Lube about this and they were supposed to come to our house to take a look at it but never showed up so a good friend of ours who had training working on european motor cars came and took a look at it and did a few minor adjustments and reset the error codes and once he did that the car never had a issue again it was just fine after that and hasn't had a issue since so we learned never to take our car to Jiffy Lube again cus they are clearly incompetent when it comes to working on a motor that isn't the common Honda motor or Chevy motor so other then that our cars been a absolute pleasure to have purchased and owned.
BMW is hard to beat. All weather driver, comfortable, fast, classy.
My BMW 330xi is the best driving car I have ever driven, especially over 100 mph. All wheel drive helps pull it through the corners as well as keeping the tires from spinning on a fast take-off. Once you get used to getting in & out of a low vehicle everything else is pure comfort. Every function is a hand length away from driver. All wheel drive has a heavy clutch but you can carry 3 passengers. At 130 mph I still get 17. 4 miles to the gallon, and it will drive all day at that speed, no problem. The only problem is waiting on parts a day or two since it was made in Bavaria. Very little repairs, mostly normal wear & tear which can be taken care of in advance with preventive maintenance, I have never been stranded because of breakdown. Handles winter weather very well, even ice. Highly recommended.
2001 BMW wagon - the driver's wagon.
I own a 2001 BMW 325i wagon. There is a reason the 3 series is often called "the driver's car". It is fun to drive and very comfortable. The responsiveness of the steering and the throttle make you feel like part of the car (there's a reason a lot BMW drivers go too fast). The seats are comfortable, and everything is within reach and placed logically around the dash. I have over 250, 000 miles on it, and it still runs great. If you keep up with maintenance on these cars, they last a very long time. I have the straight 6 engine, which is the best (in my opinion) in terms of reliability.
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4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) *
Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
Front seat side impact tube-deployed head protection system (HPS) *
Height adjustable front safety belts w/automatic tensioners, force limiters
Rollover protection system *
Automatic-locking retractors on all passenger safety belts-inc: installation on child restraint seats
Rear child safety seat anchors *
Traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) *
Daytime running lights *
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BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2000 323i sedans, coupes, convertibles, and Sports Wagons; 2000 328i sedans and coupes; 2001-2005 325i sedans, coupes, convertibles, and Sport Wagons; 2001-2005 325xi sedans and Sports Wagons; 2006 325i coupes and convertibles; 2001-2006 330i sedans, coupes, and convertibles; 2001-2005 330xi sedans; and 2001-2006 M3 coupes and convertibles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag which may produce excessive internal pressure that could cause the air bag inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure could cause rupturing of the inflator resulting in metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side frontal air bag, free of charge. An interim notice will be mailed to owners in August 2014. A second notice will be mailed when an adequate supply of parts is available, currently anticipated to be in October 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
Air BagsJan 16, 2019
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BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2000-2002 BMW 320i, 323i, 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 323Ci, 325Ci, 330Ci, M3, 323iT, 325iT and 325xiT vehicles, 2001-2002 525i, 530i, 540i, M5, 525iT and 540iT vehicles, and 2001-2003 X5 3.0i, X5 4.4i, and X5 4.6is vehicles. These vehicles may have had a driver-side air bag module installed as replacement equipment such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bag, or as a remedy part for a prior recall. These replacement modules contain an air bag inflator that may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driver side air bag module, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 15, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
On certain passenger vehicles, two screws that secure the parking brake cable mounting bracket to the backing plate on one or both sides of the vehicle were not tightened properly. As a result, the screws could loosen and eventually fall into the parking brake drum. If this were to happen, the cable mounting bracket would no longer be fixed to the backing plate and the parking brake could no longer be applied on that side of the vehicle. It is also possible that a screw could lodge within the parking brake drum, impairing the free movement of the drum. This would produce noise and could cause the parking brake on that side to lock up while driving.
Dealers will replace the parking brake cable attaching screws and securing them with the proper torque. The manufacturer reported that owner notification would begin during August 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
On certain passenger vehicles, the engine auxiliary/cooling fan operation, including variable speed, is electronically controlled. Failure of the fan motor can cause the electrical circuitry of the fan control unit to overload and fail, causing the fan to stop operating. If this were to occur, engine overheating and subsequent engine damage could result. In addition, it is possible for the failure of the electrical circuitry to cause a fire in the fan control unit, which is mounted on the fan and located in the front of the engine compartment.
Dealers will replace the fan. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during July 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
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