This is the fourth BMW owned. One 6
series, remainder 3 series. All cars
have met expectations, particularly the
1999 328ia. This car has all the
attributes expected in a high priced
small car. It handles well, is
comfortable on a long trip..1400+ miles,
and has been utterly reliable. The only
negative has been the brake pads wearing
out at 24,000 miles. Excellent mileage,
32+ mpg on a trip, nonexistent oil
consumption during service interval. My
basis of comparison is a 1997 Porsche
The straight six engine, which has to be
one of the best ever developed, smooth,
powerful and durable.
The addition of the manually controlled
automatic transmission currently available.
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