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.