I have had this little beauty for about a month now. I am so impressed! I have owned American and Japanese but decided on this partly based on reviews like these on this site. The car feels solid and I have not felt the cornering qualities like this since I sold my Miata. Remember, this is a 4 door sedan! The acceleration with this 5 speed manual is awesome! At about 4700 RPM the engine comes on like a turbo (thanks to VANOS). The shifter "clicks" into place, and the exhaust growl is intoxicating! The build quality is way more than I am used to. Everything is so tight even with close to 150K on the clock. Expensive? I work on my own. I can do anything with the online help sites!
The trip computer is cool! The heated seats on cold mornings. One-touch up and down windows. Split cargo-access rear seats. Oil filter on TOP of engine! BMW feel, quality, and performance. If you do your own maintenance, you have no excuse!!
Dern Germans and their belief we should not be drinking and driving (no cup holders). Loose the MPG meter and give me an oil pressure AND volt guage. Uh, let's see...oh yeah. Give me a free 2005 325i for "evaluation" purposes....(not gonna happen, is it?)
This is my first BMW and it is a good
introduction to the brand. I have owned
other sports sedans in the past but none
have had the performance with the size
of engine that this car has. I feel
like I am driving a v6 and often leave
others at the light.
I am impressed with the powerterain. It
is a smooth blend of power and
performance with greater than 30 mpg
even with in-town driving.
There have been a couple of problems
with the interior and the OBD-II
computer which runs the show under the
hood. The box where they placed the
computer is prone to flooding in heavy
rains or through the car wash and I have
gone in and sealed the tempest box with
I would like to say this- 0 to 60 in
6.9 q-mile in 15.3sec.I have 158,000
miles on it, it is 5 speed (Getrag).
Excellent gas combustion!!Engine is
always singing its lovely tune!I raced
a 2002 VW Golf VR6(cold intake,
fullexhaust, fully lowered, manual)We
raced 3 times,I won all of them.He kept
up until middle second and started to
fall behind.Raced with 2003 Volvo S60 R
( 300horses, Auto)until 5000 RPM on
third I kept with it that is say,
nearly 95 mph.My car is all stock,it is
up to u if u want to believe it!Beating
numerous Civics nad so on.I lost to a
BMW 328I also stick until end of third
he was a car ahead of me. Raced a E46
330I (Auto) from start til 4th he
couldn't catch up! I LOVE IT
I love the Transmission, I love the
SOUND(it is race-like even though it is
stock) I adore the suspension.Engine-an
absolute piece of artwork, the best 6
cyl.in the world. The 325 is the sum of
all our senses engineered into a single
machine that can take the human senses
to the redline! ENJOY!
Hmm.. well the gas consumption is
well.. not perfect, it could be
improved, also i've had some electrical
problems with my heating system... it
took 6 hours of work to be fixed!
Otherwise nothing else. I love the
as a young driver i recieved my car
second hand from my aunt which by the
way was the best thing ever! this car
is meant to be driven and it has been!
but its still very relieable. and i
love driving it everyday. the only
thing i wish it had were cup holders!
dang :( allwell we cant have it all