I stretched my finances when I bought
this car and I've never regretted it
for a second. I've got 190,000 miles
on it to date -- many of them hard
driven miles -- and I still look back
to admire it after I've parked it.
Yes, I have had more repairs than I'd
like, most were things that can't help
but wear out with such miles, but some
are not, such as the mechanism that
changes the air flow from floor heat to
defrost. Also, I was in an "accordian"
accident (front and rear end) about a
year ago, and that lead to several
problems with the passenger window. But
the engine itself still purrs and
Love the way this car handles (on dry
roads). I haven't found another car in
this price range that comes close.
This model is poor in the snow,
although I agree with those that say
putting on good snow tires (and
learning to drive in the snow people!)
really helps. A friend of mine just
bought the 330ix with AWD and there is
a huge difference.