Awesome car. Be prepared to dish out some money on repairs , but the "fun"factor of driving it out weighs the price on repairs. You will get looks and compliments as if it is a new bmw. Good on gas ,not great. Turns corners awesome, and you can drive 130 mph on highway and feel like you driving 60. Be prepared after 100,000 miles, brakes,radiator,exhaust,clutch, and few others . nothing major. But definitely will dish out money for maintainence.
get a better cup holder, and needs to be a little wider, kind of squishy in the seat. I am 6 foot 3 though,
This is one amazing car! It was passed down to the wife and I from her step father. It has about 145,000 miles on it. The only thing that was replaced due to failure was the water pump. The muffler is completely shot, the radio stopped working, it has pinging issues even with premium fuel, with that aside, it is alot of fun to drive! I take it for mountain drives once in a while, and is very impressive. I can throw it hard into corners and it just sticks to the ground without any feeling of understeer OR oversteer. Very well balanced and solid car.
Bought this coming off of lease and have spend major $$$ from day one. Everything from steering to air conditioning problems. I have needed new brake pads almost annually and there is a strange loud noise while driving. Most of my problems started on day one but got continually worse as 100K miles.
Maybe I got a lemon but there are too many improvements to mention in this short of space.
This car has been a pleasure to drive
since day one. The 5 speed
transmission shifts with effortless
motions, and the suspension handles
the road with extreme confidence. My
325is has 142,000 miles and it doesn't
consume one drop of oil. These cars
are very fun to drive but can be
somewhat costly to maintain in optimal
condition, however if you are a DIY'er
it can cost far less to operate than
when paying dealer fees to perform
basic routine preventative
maintanance. Overall I think this car
is an excellent choice for those who
need to drive a lot of miles and don't
need very much room in the process.
The overall handling and braking on
this car mixed with the luxurious
features makes it my favorite part of
Fit and finish on interior materials
could have been better for such a
relativley new and expensive car. The
new 325i and ci are much nicer inside.
I stretched to buy my 325iS in 1995.
Since then it way exceeded my
expectations, being perfect in every
way. The only issue could have been a
little more power but it was enough to
get me into trouble if I wasn't careful.
Even 8 years old, this car has never
had any single problem, has had
extremely low maintenance costs, and is
not even close to its half-life.
For someone who has taste, it's nearly
50-50 balance ratio; Strong
acceleration to the redline; handling
exactly what a demanding driver
expects; More reliable than I expected;
Modern styling for an old car;
Luxurious interior; Superbly strong
design and craftsmanship.
Could have more horsepower. I don't
like the fact that Luxury Package and
Sport Package options are separate,
they should be together or better yet
in the base model.