If you are considering the 323Ci,
please get the sports package w/17 in.
rims..makes this car look AWESOME! The
ride and handling make this car truly
fun to drive, although it does lack
power, then again, I could not justify
the extra $8K for 20 more horses in the
328 model. Despite buying one of the
least expensive models (only upgrades
were HK stereo, sports pack, and CD)
friends always guess I paid $10K more
than I did.
HK stereo is so superior to anything
else I have heard, the BOSE and Mark
Levinson systems are a joke. FUN to
drive, great braking/handling, very
safe and reliable. BMW quality...smooth
and quiet! Great looks, tons of
MORE storage!! There is virtually
nowhere to put sunglasses, pens,
receipts, etc. Tiny back seat and trunk
space. Needs larger cup holders. Very
demanding in/out of back seat lift
operation. I have noticed annoying
squeaks when braking.
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