dual personality: driver / track toy
By thrak-rhatt on
2001 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
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.
sport suspension is wonderful: corners
like a sports car (better than most!)
but rides like a magic carpet.
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.