BMW go drive one then talk
This car is very expensive to maintain, or maybe because it's 14 years old. When I bought the car I put over $2,000 into maintenance--the last owner just drove it and let it fall apart with age. I put new Bilstein shocks and struts, brakes and rotors, full dealer tune up, new tires, and a new passenger leather door panel. The CD changer in the trunk was broken when I bought it, so I installed an Alpine CD player.
Basically after maintenance the car is really in as-new condition, and will run another 100,000 miles no problem.
Wow, this car is really fast for a 2.5 liter making only 189hp.
The paint is excellent, bright red and looks new--people ask me all the time if I just had it waxed. The interior is so clean, I love the two tone leather door panels. I still need to replace the back leather panels, they were puffed out when I bought it. I just haven't gotten around to getting them replaced because of other little issues that came up.
This car is completely stock and has 16" sport tires and a stick; car handles good. I do want to lower it and add 18's or 19's and a strut bar to really make it handle like a dream.
I'm 19, so my friends and I are into speed. The Bimmer is in every car conversation and it usually wins because of the famous M-Power. We usually take long trips in my Bimmer because it's so comfortable. Sometimes I find myself on the freeway just looking to have fun with other sports cars.
I plan on always having a BMW; I don't want to sell my 1993 BMW 325is because I put too much money into it to get it to look and drive like new. So I'm eventually going to buy a 2000 E46 328ci, because I think it will be a nice upgrade in some ways from my 1993 325is.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th April, 2007