Great little car for the young at heart AND age
Nothing but minor dings and a chip in the right rear rim.
VERY reliable, more stress on very.
Runs on regular, so very cheap gas (recommended in manual and dealership)
Reaves import motorcars has been a pleasure and if you live anywhere near Tampa bay Florida I HIGHLY recommend going their. We just got a new Land Rover discovery from them and we are getting the new 540 from them.
Car is fast when you want, and docile when you want it.
Engine silky smooth, transmission is short and smooth. Why in gods name do you need a short shifter with shifts this short?!?!?!
Insurance not bad, 600 for every 6 months.
Handling is beautiful, not too fast or slow. Feels neutral in turns, not that rear biased.
Our car is a limited edition red color with cream interior and wood trim with M Shifter and steering wheel.
Stereo system is a charm. Lots of bass and is CRYSTAL clear. BMW hit the interior off well. Stays clean easily and is quick to tidy up.
Only complaint is rear plastic window.
Excellent daily driver. Served as one till the Land Rover was purchased.
No oil consumption, broken in properly.
1st day purchased high school and college girls would follow me when I drove it... obviously they love them.
Little cramped, but I'm not holding that against it. Very hard to get it, I'm 6 foot 230lbs and work out, so legs and shoulders are tight, but I like it like that. FEELS like a sports car, I don't want ample space! I have an SUV for that.
Yes, you see a lot of them. more than 200k produced since introduction. But think of this before you bash BMW. more than a million civics are sold worldwide, compared to little over 1mill worldwide for ALL of BMW, not just one model. Little food for thought.
I highly recommend, buy if possible. Wish I got the 3litre option, but the 2.3 is fine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th December, 2003