They put drivers in touch with the road instead of isolating them, but their ultra-sharp steering response demands close attention. After you do that, pay him to look at the ones that you are looking at. All 3 Series models corner, accelerate and stop swiftly. Horsepower is up to 215, 31 more than in the previous model, and torque has been kicked up by 10 to 185 pound-feet, largely because of a half-liter displacement increase to 3. For wagon lovers whose numbers seem to be growing , that borders on the inexcusable.
I have learned to do a lot of diy jobs and that makes the cost of ownership reasonable. Overall this is a great car with few drawbacks. Engine has always performed flawlessly. My car runs as well as the day i purchased it and nothing leaks and for a 9 year old car with 125k i am happy. Overall outstanding performance and reliability.
If I could string together 6 months with one of these E46s without a major repair, I might've just held on to one of the two I owned. At the same time, the 2. The second seat splits and folds down with three head rests and the center section can be lowered into a cupholder, which is vast by the stingy standards of German cupholders. A station wagon, they agree. But his wife hates them. Although its size has grown 2.
Two-stage front airbags, reduced steering effort, a Cold Weather package and Dynamic Brake Control round out the major changes for 2001. It's been that way since the late 1970s, and the 2001 lineup continues this tradition with 10 different models, all of which are truly outstanding automobiles. Styling is essentially timeless; so simple and solid, but very thoughtful. Sedan, coupe and convertible are now available with 2. In the interest of defusing future marital spats, we wondered: What could make a meat-and-potatoes station wagon more palatable to moms and dads than giving it a little European panache? With that in mind, we plunged headlong. Love how they drive, very frustrating to own though. Our Reviews Every review covers all the variants and editions within the model range and provides high quality photographs.
The sports seats are firm and fantastically comfortable -- my back gets really sore from bad car seats and these are good enough to drive 12 hours a day. Overall, we got 25 mpg. It's styling still looks great and not too outdated. Furthermore, there are detailed descriptions of safety equipment, features, production changes, recalls and common faults or problems. It's just so frustrating that you feel you can't trust the thing for a weekend getaway without fear of it breaking down. Two-stage front airbags, reduced steering effort, a Cold Weather package and Dynamic Brake Control round out the major changes for 2001.
It also adds an X to the model designation, thus 325Xi and 330Xi. Preventive maintenance and attention to detail are the hallmarks of good ownership. It will be money well spent. Handles well, great gas milage. And now the couple are arguing about which one they should purchase next.
I've had to replace the clutch, alternator and brake rotors normal wearing parts but that is it! If you are going to own a luxury car, be aware of what it takes to do the maintenance. Primary Use: Commuting to work I Love How The Dash Is All Set Up And The Stile. I always have done all regular maintenance, such as oil changes etc. And now that our daughter is driving now she also says that its easy to drive. To see a review from AustralianCar.
It's definitely a fun car to drive. Once you pass 100k miles a lot of stuff has to replaced and in my case it's all come up at the same time. Furthermore, this horsepower number is just 10 less than in the previous 330i, but 40 fewer than in the latest version, due to a single-stage versus three stage induction system. But otherwise, the convertible remains very much a 323i Coupe. Also included are a six-speed manual transmission previously five-speed only , an impressive 10-speaker stereo including two subwoofers, dual automatic climate controls, front and rear curtain airbags, rain-sensing wipers, and automatic headlights.
The all-independent suspension is slightly re-tuned to deal with wagon duty and the front brakes are upgraded to 328i-spec 11. The 5 speed Step-Tronic tranny runs awesome and shifts smoothly. The 325i has shorter gearing than both the 330i and the previous 325i, but sixth gear is taller than the previous fifth gear. Then the little things like trunk not opening consistently, glovebox latch breaking, lights seeming to go out more often than other cars. . They can tell you what they replace most often and what to look for when you are searching for one. They are also awarded a new badge: 325i; this replaces last year's 323i designation and reflects their true engine size.