For the money, no real alternatives.
By enrique_montaban on
2001 BMW 3 Series 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
I got this when the over-powered
steering was included: which BMW later
replaced with the proper sport steering
for no cost (and I hear changed back
factory production as well).
I've liked it a lot, but there were
minor glitches: CD player had to be
replaced because CD's wouldn't always
eject (this problem manifested the day
I drove it out of the Munich delivery
center and I didn't have time to fix it
then...the work-around was to push up
against the upper lip of the slot).
One other oddball thing was 1 brake
light already had to be replaced at 40K
miles. But for 40K miles, that seems
like a good record (so far).
What you'd expect: handling and power.
The free steering retrofit and the
European delivery program both endeared
me to the marque.
This is not your classic (c. 1987-90)
E30. Nowadays, you have to choose
between Z and 3-series cars; the E30
was a very sporty in-between.
The nav system needs improvements
(didn't get it), and audio could be
better and lack of ability to play
MP3's is ridiculous.