2001 BMW 3 Series 2.5L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - dual personality: driver / track
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2001 BMW 3 Series Sedan - Consumer Review

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dual personality: driver / track toy
By thrak-rhatt on

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2001 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

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one must take this car to a drivers school to appreciate the brilliant work the bmw /M folks did in the suspension tune. superb handling. the track is the only place one can sanely extract the performance this car offers, which is considerable: i chased down a pair of itb racers in my run group who were leaving me for dead on the straights. better still, the car does not beat you up day-2-day, offers quite good fuel economy, is reasonable to insure, and is drop-dead gorgeous to look at. the price of admission is high, but in this case you do get what you pay for.

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sport suspension is wonderful: corners like a sports car (better than most!) but rides like a magic carpet.

Suggested Improvements

2001 P/S was terrible (lexus numb); bmw fixed that (un-published warranty) and this transformed the car into what a bmw is all about: driver pleasure. my most serious complaint concerns the options that WERE NOT available, such as a limited slip (or torsen) diff.
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