This car was bought used which saved
quite a bit of money. It is very quiet,
comfortable and very easy to shift this
5-speed. It is very enjoyable to drive
and has great acceleration and
handling. The A/C and Heater work very
quickly. The backseat leg room is good
and trunk space is plenty.
Maintenance - the thermostat has been
replaced 3 times at no cost and the
water pump was replaced after 5 years.
The scheduled maintenance for BMW's is
a bit pricey but they take care of so
many items at one time to keep the car
Besides the driving, without a doubt,
the seat heaters and the heated
steering wheel is my favorite feature.
It doesn't get very cold in Houston but
when it does the heat is instant and
comfortable. The heat is also useful
for lower back pain and arthritis in
Best car I have ever owned! Not one
problem in 60,000 miles. Gets 30 mpg on
the highway and 25 to 27mpg just running
around. The guality is superb and the
car is worth every penny! It rides and
drives just like it did when new. 80 mph
feels like 55 mph. No wind noise and
SOLID at high speeds.
Just drive one and you will know! You
will never go back to your old vehicle!
My previous car was a '87 BMW 325. Got
257,000 miles with no major repairs -
I have 150,000 on this car - just
replaced the drive-shaft, control arm
is going and some bushings as well. The
transmission (auto) has slipped twice
and my mechanic tells me it will need
to be replaced soon. That's about $7000
total. I expected much better
reliability, especially compared to my
Handling (I have a Dinan kit installed).
Enviro control servos in the dash are