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Old 01-03-2013, 07:45 PM
GoForthFast GoForthFast is offline
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Mein Auto: '04 330Ci 6-speed
Originally Posted by bmw330ci04 View Post
i have a 2004 330ci (first year of the facelift) and its been great and pretty reliable as long as ive owned it (and as long as its been in the family for that matter)
325s are slow, so id recommend the 330 with a stick, and the sport package wouldnt hurt, with the better suspension.
i dont really think there is a more problematic year than another, except for the early models like e46freak said above, but it does matter if the previous owner took care of it

on the wiki there some "some things to look for when buying" so id take a look at that as well

good luck!
Can't +1 here strongly enough! I too have a 2004 330Ci with manual and can tell you that this is the year everything became as good as you need to be reliable and quality. No need to go newer and reason to stay away from older.
After that, go for great maintenance and low mileage and good condition. Check service records.
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