I have owned 3 3-series BMWs ('95
325, '96 328 and 2000 323) in the past
few years, after many years of new and
used Hondas. The BMW 3 series is a
great car that driving enthusiasts will
appreciate, but normal drivers may not.
I recently purchased a '96 328 (work
car) with 123,000 miles that drives
better than any Honda I ever owned. At
60,000 miles, most Honda's start to
feel like it's time to trade; BMWs feel
like they are reaching middle age. You
really can not appreciate it unless you
compare and feel the difference between
a substantial car and a lightweight.
I'm not a BMW fanatic, just someone who
appreciates quality and a great driving
Wonderful design detail. It looks so
simple at first, then look closer...
Great engine. Could it be any better?
Mileage. How could this much fun come
with this much mileage?
Handling. Great compromise, but tilted
toward performance. Perfect.
Just plain solid.
Everything is expensive for BMW's.
How can there be this many 85 Monte
Carlos left, and how can they all be
parked next to me? Honestly, this car
is a beater magnet in parking lots!
This is the worst nightmare I have
experienced with a vehicle. I have
owned this vehicle for thirteen months
and it has been in the shop nine times,
with major mechanical problems
including but not limited to, a new
engine at 40000 miles and a new
transmission at 60000. The only good
thing I have to say about this vehicle,
it is fun to drive when it will drive.
Nice to look at but, Just say NO!