2001 BMW 3 Series 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
The all-wheel drive wagon is a great
car. You don't see a ton of them on
the roads, but that's a good thing in
this day and age where everyone has the
same maroon ford expedition. It is an
absolute monster in snow and ice. The
X system teamed with the DSC's ability
to manage the anti-lock brakes one at a
time for "zero-yaw" means you go
exactly where you want to go in bad
conditions. We went all over the Alps
and US Rockies for three years in it.
Holds a lot of gear in the back, but
still looks and drives like a
performance sedan... but with really
good mileage. We've gotten ~23 city
and 30 highway. Buy one if you can
Traction, performance, and mileage.
Xenon headlights are amazing in bad
The 2.5 doesn't exactly scream, but it
is plenty fast. Buy the Harmon Kardon
optional stereo if you like "loud". I
also got the 16" rims and regret it.
Looks much better with 17".