by Kyle F on May 2, 2006 Vehicle: 1999 BMW 3 Series 323is 2dr Coupe
This is my first BMW and far from my last. I will never get rid of it but sure to get another. It is the smoothest ride with great handling. Great for just cruising around town and can handle its own when wanting to get somewhere quick. I have had a few little problems when I first bought it like an alignment but thats really it. The brake pads keep you busy with the dust but I replaced those by choice. The exterior is very sleek and sporty and the interior is pretty classy. The engine could use a little more power but I have done a few mods and gotten plenty of power. I have absolutely no complaints about this car and do not plan on having any Just do regular maint. and it will run forever
by Vroom2 on Feb 3, 2005 Vehicle: 1999 BMW 3 Series 323is 2dr Coupe
This is a fun car to drive just about anywhere. Great on-road grip, handling, breaking and steering. Could use a few more horses but around town it's plenty fast enough. The main drawbacks are durability of the trim and reliability. When mine was 5 years old it started becoming expensive with radiator, gearbox and other issues. The rubber seals around the windows also started to wear at which point I sold it. Great car but needs some $$$ and TLC to maintain.
by Lindsay on Jan 17, 2005 Vehicle: 1999 BMW 3 Series 323is 2dr Coupe
This car is so much fun to drive. For a small six cylinder, it really moves. There have been a few minor problems, but if you are handy enough, most can befixed without going to the dealership. There are a number of online forums that you can join and ask questions of other owners that are more than willing to help. You'll find there is almost always someone who has experienced your problem or something like it and they will go out of their way to help you because BMW owners love their cars and people who drive the same ones! The car's handling is legendary and doesn't really need to be elaborated on. Truly the ultimate driving machine.
by rickn on Aug 20, 2003 Vehicle: 1999 BMW 3 Series 323is 2dr Coupe
After owning the 323 for three years, I
can tell you it has been a joy to
drive. The handling and overall feel of
the vehicle is better than anything
Ive ever driven. The only reason I
would caution potential buyers is the
reliability has proven to be poor. I
have had interior trim fall off, many
sensors blown and strange electrical/
computer malfunctions. Fortunately, the
very expensive repairs were covered
under an excellent warranty program.
But, with the warranty ending, the
annual repair costs will be high.
Check with many on line forums
discussing the BMW H46 and Consumer
Reports, which recently removed the 3
series from their recommended list.
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