If you love to drive and truly
appreciate what that means, you can't
find a better sedan for the money. The
E36 chassis with a five-speed is
superior to many of the sport sedans
that are sold new in the US today. The
car will do an honest 150, 60 in second
gear, and gets 26 mpg in all around
driving. I live in Wisconsin, and with
snow tires it handles better than a
front wheel drive car with 'average'
tires. Note, a stock 325i will not
perform on par with the above, my car
has a Dinan chip and B&B exhaust that
increase the horsepower/torque to
210/210 (a rather conservative
estimate), raise the rev limit safely
to 7000 rpm and eliminate the top speed
governor (normally 128 mph).
B&B stainless exhaust-expensive but
worth it. OZ 16" rims w/225/50 Z rated
Dunlops. Bilstein shocks and
adjustable camber. Heated seats in the
winter, sunroof, auto up/down windows,
12" Infinity subwoofer w/MTX amp.
Interior materials, while far superior
to anything from the US, are not up to
par with other BMWs (5s and 7s) or
Japanese luxury cars. Not a lot of
rear seat room.
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