Used Car of the Day: 2004 BMW 330ci Convertible

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 2004 bmw 330ci convertible

As George Costanza once said, "there's still a little summer left." So if a drop-top appeals to you and you want one before the snow flies, this 2004 BMW 330ci convertible could be for you. Or you could live in Southern California or Florida and just have summer all the time.

Ahem. Anyway, this one-owner car has apparently been well-maintained and is in great interior and exterior shape. There are 144K miles on this six-speed manual.

The car has the Sport package and an upgraded speaker system, as well as Bluetooth.

The seller asks $8,000. Click here to check out this Oregon-based ride.

[Images: Seller]

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  • Johnds Johnds on Aug 09, 2023

    I couldn’t recommend this car to anyone unless they were able to drop $5-10,000 for a repair or to maintain the vehicle. I’ve had friends buy cars like this, in his case it was an E class. He got a $11,000 repair bill and couldn’t afford a fix. It was only 12 years old and had barely over 100k miles. Unless you’re a mechanic, it’s a big liability.

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    • 2ACL 2ACL on Aug 09, 2023


      And proper perspective. 'Baller on a budget' types need to keep it moving. Keeping something like this going is a labor of love.

  • Theflyersfan Theflyersfan on Aug 09, 2023

    100% agree with others here - with a stick and in this condition, and can put aside $3-6K right away for what should only be a nice weekend toy, this is a great car from near the end of peak BMW. These aren't complicated in the interior, still look great and are not overdone unlike almost every other BMW right now, and this generation was just fun to drive. The right size, the right engine, the right look and feel. I would call this perfection if the miles were lower. But for 8K? No problem.

    Now if there are any low mileage garage-kept Z3s out there...

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    • 2ACL 2ACL on Aug 12, 2023

      @SPPPP: I don't blame you, as I can't imagine these getting any easier to find. The E46 is an earlier example of what I'm finding to be the case with my FA5 Si: plentiful in its prime, yet old enough that many of the survivors on the market now are more used up than not. Cherry specimens are already in the hands of connoisseurs and would-be investors, so some concessions might be required for those who want one before the latter group starts inflating prices.

  • Bullnuke It may be awhile before these show up on US shores. The MV Fremantle Highway has just started demo/reconstruction in Rotterdam after the large fire when transporting its last shipment of electric Porsche products.
  • Fie on Fiasler Big, fast and thirsty does not equal good. True luxury is not cobbled together by the UAW.
  • Inside Looking Out I see it as gladiator races - only one survives in virtual world.
  • Crown They need to put the EcoDiesel back in the Grand Cherokee. I have a 2018 and it has been the most reliable vehicle I ever owned. 69,000 miles and only needed tires, and regular oil and fuel filter changes.
  • El scotto Y'all are overthinking this. Find some young hard-charging DA seeking the TV limelight to lock this kid up. Heck, have John Boehner come up from Cincy to help the young DA get his political career going. Better yet, have the young DA spin this as hard as he or she can; I'm the candidate for Law and Order, I defied our go-easy office and leadership to get this identified criminal locked up. Oh this could be spun more than a hyper active kid's top.Now I'd do some consulting work for Little Kings Original Cream Ale and Skyline Chili.