This car handles better than my Mini cooper. If you love to drive, this is a really fun car, especially if you install an aftermarket sport suspension. With the right tires, this car is almost impossible to spin out of control. The downsides are: the cost of the replacement parts are twice a regular E30; fuel economy drops to about 20 city, 23 hwy, and its a bit heavier (3000 lbs) compared to a regular E30 (2840 lb), hince a little slower. The 1988 was the best year, had all the best options, fender flares, Recaro seats, power everything.
limited slip rear diff. Recaro seats. Great style. Handles like no other.
the old 325ix is a great car, with a
couple of thousand of dollars in
improvements, at the top of the list
being such as the dinan chip and a K&N
filter, this car will run with the
newer 325xi and give you all the
control and stability of the new 4x4
325 at a fraction of the cost.
Although a 13 or 14 year old car can
be a bit fussy and demand attention
from time to time, if you want to look
cool on the road, and show up the new
325xi, get yourself an old ix, fix her
up nice and the newer BMWs will have
nothing on you, especially when the
weather gets crappy !