2005 BMW 3 Series Review

2005 BMW 3 Series photo
  1. Original MSRP$29,995 - $45,295
  2. Price Range$3,988 - $8,995
  3. Average Selling Price$6,493
  4. Fuel Economy (MPG)18/27 City/Hwy
  5. Body StylesSedan, Sports Wagon, Coupe, Convertible

User Reviews for 2005 BMW 3 Series

4.3
21 Reviews
5 Star

50%

4 Star

35%

3 Star

10%

2 Star

5%

1 Star

0%

Interior

4.5

Exterior

4.8

Performance

4.6

Family

3.6

Cost

3.4

by JEV1A on May 29, 2020

Cabriolet in Style!
"BMW 325 CI Cabriolet (ALMOST a M-Sport) First off I'm a little underpowered but M-54 engine is a real workhorse. Handling with the Sports Package and Computer Traction Control is ideal. I have the weather package as well so heated seats are great in the winter. This is the Cabriolet model and driving with the top down is a complete pleasure. The BMW E-46 series many say is the best looking sports car ever made! Or at least many say the sexiest sports car in its class made. My car cost IN 2005 52k USD after all the options sticker and I paid 5 months ago under 10k and the car is in pristine and almost unused condition having been stored for many years. I don't think I have given any car I have ever owned a 5star review but I must do that here as for a bargain price I'm driving at least for myself, the best car I have ever owned. JEV1A - Apopka, FL USA "
Interior

5.0

BMW Leather is the best quality! Nicely appointed wood trim and no beating that M-Sport leather wrapped steering wheel for sure.
Exterior

5.0

Sexy, BMW E-46 could just be the best looking in its class sports car ever designed!
Performance

5.0

Fast even with the M-54 under 300hp engine. Curbside weight a big factor in the Cabriolet under at 3800 pounds. Traction and Handling is fantastic. Steering is tight and a manual override with the automatic transmission 5speed is very cool.
Family

5.0

Got no family to test but its a ragtop so who would not love a ragtop!
Cost

5.0

Car was 52k in 2005 and I purchased for less than 10k in 2020, devaluation is crazy as this E-46 325CI is a BORN CLASSIC driving machine. My research shows around 500,00 in 2005 were made. Still a great buy, just make sure all the mechanical issues are taken care of... its a Bimmer!

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by Marsha Thompson on May 28, 2020

Break My Wallet
"This car funds sturdy but I have had nothing but problems since I bought it used. My fault in retrospect I guess and I know better for next time. "
Interior

4.0

Tan leather interior was neatly kept up.
Exterior

4.0

Paint was chipped but over very clean for being over 10yrs old.
Performance

4.0

When it’s performing at peak it’s a very good car and I feel very safe driving it.
Family

2.0

Back seats are not roomy enough for an adult person to sit or a tall teen.
Cost

1.0

Hahaha, nooooooooo.....will put you in debt.

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by LikeNew on April 2, 2020

EyeGrabber
"Great car, if taken care of. 205,000 and still going strong! Regular Maintenance is a little high, not bad if something major goes wrong. After about 12years wear tear parts will begin to need replacement. Overall I am very happy with it and am glad I didn’t trade it in "

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CARFAX Info for 2005 BMW 3 Series

CARFAX offers millions of used cars for sale nationwide. Every listing includes the vehicle history. The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
2005 BMW 3 Series Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2005 BMW 3 Series for sale on CARFAX that are Great, Good, and Fair Value deals. Values are determined by whether the selling price is above, below, or the same as the history-based CARFAX Value.
Great Value
(12)
Good Value
(5)
Fair Value
(4)
No Badge
(15)
VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
The Vehicle History Summary represents the percentage of cars available for sale on CARFAX that are reported to have no accidents or damage, had 1-owner, been used as a personal or personal lease car, and/or have service history information.
No Accidents or Damage Reports

53%

CARFAX 1-Owner

11%

Personal Use

83%

Service History

97%

2005 BMW 3 Series Pricing

The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new. The price range for the 2005 BMW 3 Series is $3,988 - $8,995. The average selling price is $6,493. The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX. Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.

Original MSRP
$29,995 - $45,295
Price Range
This is the price range for the 2005 BMW 3 Series based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$3,988 - $8,995
Average Selling Price
$6,493
CARFAX Value
This is the range of CARFAX Values for the 2005 BMW 3 Series on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$4,600 - $9,720
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2005 BMW 3 Series Pricing By Trim
  1. TrimPrice RangeAverage Selling PriceCARFAX Value
  2. 325i$3,621 - $6,995$4,886$3,760 - $6,390
  3. 325xi$4,995 - $4,995$4,995$5,820 - $5,820
  4. 330xi$6,250 - $6,250$6,250$5,130 - $5,130
  5. 330Ci$5,985 - $8,995$7,252$4,600 - $9,720
  6. 325Ci$5,495 - $8,995$7,492$5,370 - $8,540
  7. 330i$5,891 - $21,900$13,895$6,370 - $7,580

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