2004 BMW 3 Series 325Ci Rwd 2dr Coupe (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
I got the sports package and metallic
paint, but no other gimmicks. I take
25mph-turns at 40-45 mph (on dry road,
of course), with room to spare. The
engine has enough spunk for fun driving,
and it has near-maximum torque at almost
the entire range. The sport seats, once
adjusted, are extremely comfy. If
traffic allows you to use cruise control
to "take a load of your feet", 3-4 hours
nonstop driving does not lead to much
fatigue. This is not a luxury vehicle!
The suspension is sportily-stiff, the
performance tires give you road noise,
and you feel the road. The engine is not
as "in your face" as in the Z4, but you
can enjoy its comforting growl in the
Stiff suspension, near-perfect
front-back weight distribution, and
meaty tires. Speaking of which, DO NOT
NEGLECT TO PUT ON SNOW TIRES if you live
in a winter area!!!
The "BMW Business" CD player tends to
jump on occasion. This never happened in
my Acura RSX with the same CDs.
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