Bought my 323 with 60k miles on the
clock. The car has been fantastic.
Yes it's underpowered relative to the
330--but that's why it costs less! The
car is still quick--esp. when it gets
in the heart of the rev's, and it
handles like--well, like a BMW should.
The ergonomics of this car (the E46)
are a huge step forward from the E36.
I purchased my BMW 328 with 44,000
miles on it. It is beautiful and drives
like a dream. The problem is that many
little things keep breaking. I don't
even drive it everyday. I have only put
5,000 miles on it in one year. It has
been in the shop 3 X. Currently, the
emergency light is not working. That's
bad. Great cars but make sure that you
buy the warranty.Also, when you call to
get it fixed the wait is 2 weeks. Good
thing I have a backup car. My
dependable Jeep Grand Cherokee! (for
real) Husband drives a 1991 BMW and has
had no trouble with it. Purchased it
with 65,000 miles on it. Again, make
sure you get the warranty!
Tightness of steering, radio, heated
Extended warranty 10 years/100,000. We
should get this for what we paid for
I have had my 2000 323iA for almost two
years and the vehicle has 80k on the
odometer. I drive over 100 mi round
trip to work every day and average 30+
mpg on the highway during the warmer
months. Overall average is 27+ mpg. I
use dedicated snow tires during the
winter and the car is wonderful in bad
conditions. I have the required
servicing performed and change the oil
and filter at 8k intervals. I value
this car for its driving
characteristics, safety and overall
appearance. Best car I have ever
owned. Wife wants to drive it all the
time as well. When I compare to other
vehicles, I keep coming back to BMW.
This is my 5th BMW over the past 20 yrs.
Quiteness and nice sounding
mechanicals. Handling in all
conditions, decent fuel economy and the
overall feel of the car.
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