I find this car fantastic, its fun to own and drive besides minor repairs it has been very reliable and not expensive to run and maintain. It still turns heads and is almost 16 years old!!! Good style BMW. The car has a split personality and will be very docile if left to its own devices but will become a beast if you demand it of it which brings me to the only thing I could do without is the relatively flat power band until the engine speeds over 3500RPM from where it just rockets to the red line with a fantastic engine sound that just encourages you to keep your foot down. I would advise anyone interested in such a car to buy it, if in good nick, and you wont look back
My wife and I purchased a 325 cabriolet
last year and could not be more happy.
The only repairs after putting 15,000
miles on the car have been the brakes
and a oil change.
I asked her if there is anything we
would change on the car and she
answered which I agree with is only one
thing the wind noise when the top is up
on the freeway.
Since it is not overall fast around
town the car encourages you to drive
within the speed limits (a good thing).
We had a Saab 900 turbo convertable
prior and this car is much more refined
overall. The quality is tremendous.
We plan to keep this car for many years
Comfort/Style, reliability, fun.
take out backseat for it is to small to
use. Work on wind noise when top is up
Bought used from private party. Aprox. 70,000 miles, great condition all around, everything works great. I've owned 3 cars like this one and can safely say that they are VERY reliable. Of course, as old as they are, buy one as nice as you can, and treat it with a little TLC and it should reward you for years to come. If you want a daily driver, this could work, but serves much better as a cheap classic car for summer fun.
The convertible top is hands down the icing on the cake for this car. I've owned two 325 sedans and loved them both, but never as much as this. The power top and heated seats are a must!!
If you buy this car, you may want to upgrade the factory stereo and perhaps upgrade the headlights. Oh, and for the gearheads out there, use Red Line in the standard transmission, you'll thank me.