1996 BMW 3 Series 323i Coupe 2.5 from UK and Ireland
A smooth mover
The one touch up facility on the passenger side electric window is playing up. I think this is a fairly common problem on these and it will be fixed under warranty.
I'm the third owner, but the car looks as though it's only had one.
Not as many toys as my Clio 172 (have really missed the climate control with the recent hot weather) but it's so much nicer to drive. Comfortable too with the fully adjustable sports seats.
Although I've got 17" rims on mine, a long motorway stint recently showed how smooth and relax the car is. Even with only 170bhp for a car this size, putting the right foot down feels as though there's a lot more under the bonnet.
Fuel consumption is not good, but it's what you'd expect for a 2.5 litre 6 cylinder motor.
Now, how long will it be before I can get my hands on a M3...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th June, 2003
23rd Aug 2004, 20:46
I too have the same pleasure while driving the 328i. My previous car was a 2.0i 16v Vauxhall Calibra, which I no longer pine for since buying a BMW.
The only down side are the similar petty faults. The sagging glove box is certainly not a major drama, but the electric windows only going up when they want to is some what annoying. These are things I will happily fix, because the car is fantastic.