The grilles are wider, and the contours of the hood, fenders and wheel flares are more prominent. The roofline is long and gracefully integrated into the short rear deck. Interior Features The 3 Series interior is designed for the serious driver. Top down any time the temp is above 55 degrees, which is a lot in Colorado! The trunk lift grips have been widened for 2004. Dynamically, each is outstanding: a highly refined machine that corners, accelerates, and stops swiftly. Two examples: V-rated tires in place of the 325's standard H-rated tires, and larger brakes. All 3 Series variants have well-designed exterior door handles that are easy to grab.
Just a little annoying and frankly, do not know what to do about it so. But the center switches require a glance down to open or close windows. Their interiors are well equipped and comfortable. If price is an issue, don't hesitate to choose the 325i. Would always freeze if left in sun.
Power adjustments come standard on all models except 325i sedans. It's quiet inside, the rear-seat wind diffuser works terrifically, and, like every Bimmer, it's a joy to drive. The 325i sedan is a terrific car. That broke last June and replaced. As we noted in our April 1998 cover story, the solidity of this latest-generation 3-series lineup verges on the rigid quality of the 5-series.
The recall began Aug 2016. Smart front and front side-impact airbags come standard. The current 3-series generation is several years old, but the car doesn't feel dated so much as well sorted. The 3 Series puts drivers in touch with the road instead of isolating them. The convertible, well, do you have to ask? With snow tires, it handles great in the snow! Coupe and convertible models were introduced for 2000, and for 2004 they benefit from a freshening similar to that undertaken on the sedan two years ago.
Dynamically, each is outstanding: a highly refined machine that corners, accelerates, and stops swiftly. In addition to the increased power, 330 models come with more standard equipment and mechanical upgrades. Compared to the alienating instrumentation of. The connection between the engine and transmission is an engineering marvel; the shifting is flawless and the transfer of power is immediate. For 2004, the 3 Series gets an extensive array of updates. The six-speed in the 330 models adds more flexibility with six gears to choose from and reduces engine revs at cruising speeds. They come equipped with Hill Descent Control, which could prove helpful descending a steep, slippery driveway or back road.
Other automakers are envious of the 3 Series for another reason: It exemplifies consistency in product character and values. Never had this issue before the car was detailed. The headlights now sweep upward as they wrap around the sides of the car. In recent years, some of the most noticeable 3 Series improvements have come in the quality of the hard and soft plastics inside. Depending on equipment, the 3 Series can be pricey, measured by objective values of space, features and horsepower for the money.
The belt idler pulley was frozen and it damaged the bearings in the water pump. The four-door and wagon are also available with all-wheel-drive. Then key stopped starting car. The car handles beautifully, and gives me the ability to tightly take corners without worry of it not holding the turn. We should note that this increase in speed is not solely because of the engine. Other messages are less clear.
They blend luxury and sport with high levels of quality, making living with them joyful as well. Auto-leveling of the bi-xenon lamps is included, and for 2004 they actually turn into a curve as the car tracks through. One is utterly manual, but easily operated by one person, even Rhea Perlman. Requires a quart of oil every 500 miles. It takes two humans to expedite.
A second notice was mailed when an adequate supply of parts became available, on December 1, 2014. The car is simply smashing. Independent shop could not provide a loaner. Okay, there were some guy wires holding this bit of theater securely in place -- it simply wouldn't do to crush an automotive writer at a press launch; poison is, after all, much less messy and traceable -- but the message was clear. The more common driver-door mounted window switches are usually easier to use. I leave it and live with it. The flip-down armrest, standard since 2003, can get in the way when shifting.
I've rotated the tires, changed the oil and that's it. The only issue I have with the car is when I don;t make a full stop when slowing down and then apply the gas, the car seem to delay a bit a jerk into acceleration. M3 models are distinguished by their hunkered stance, a deep front air dam, massive low-profile Michelin Pilot Sport tires tucked into aggressive fender flares, a bulging hood to accommodate the engine and unique horizontal air gills just below the windshield pillars. It's been that way since the late 1970s, and we don't see it changing. Also standard on all but the convertibles are head-protection airbags that deploy from the headliner along the length of both sides of the cabin. All-wheel drive offers winter capability to a car not noted for that. For 2004, the 3 Series gets an extensive array of updates.