This car has been a pleasure to drive
since day one. The 5 speed
transmission shifts with effortless
motions, and the suspension handles
the road with extreme confidence. My
325is has 142,000 miles and it doesn't
consume one drop of oil. These cars
are very fun to drive but can be
somewhat costly to maintain in optimal
condition, however if you are a DIY'er
it can cost far less to operate than
when paying dealer fees to perform
basic routine preventative
maintanance. Overall I think this car
is an excellent choice for those who
need to drive a lot of miles and don't
need very much room in the process.
The overall handling and braking on
this car mixed with the luxurious
features makes it my favorite part of
Fit and finish on interior materials
could have been better for such a
relativley new and expensive car. The
new 325i and ci are much nicer inside.
They don't make them like this any
more. Still has that all important feel
of the road missing from newer models.
Not super powerful off the line but
still plenty of power to drive safely
in virtually all circumstances. At
higher speeds can compete with just
about anything on the road. Not one of
the best body styles.
I stretched to buy my 325iS in 1995.
Since then it way exceeded my
expectations, being perfect in every
way. The only issue could have been a
little more power but it was enough to
get me into trouble if I wasn't careful.
Even 8 years old, this car has never
had any single problem, has had
extremely low maintenance costs, and is
not even close to its half-life.
For someone who has taste, it's nearly
50-50 balance ratio; Strong
acceleration to the redline; handling
exactly what a demanding driver
expects; More reliable than I expected;
Modern styling for an old car;
Luxurious interior; Superbly strong
design and craftsmanship.
Could have more horsepower. I don't
like the fact that Luxury Package and
Sport Package options are separate,
they should be together or better yet
in the base model.
I have owned this car a year and the
only problems with the car were the
problems i caused myself by adding
crossed drilled rotors,and other
extras,now ABS light stays on,and few
other problems i caused myself but
becides that , this car is built solid,
my first BMW and now i will buy BMW
rest of my life, THis is one great car,
its a little on the small side but im
a small person , if anyone is large,
dont buy this car, go for 5 series.
Interior Design , very cool looking,
Black leather heated seats, wood grain,
and nice display lights,i also added 17
inch wheels and that adds a lot to the
looks and tinted windows..
Orig owner with 88k mi this car has
been a pleasure to drive/own. I've had
some minor problems with car, but
overall it's been a great car.
Amazingly after nearly 8 yrs of
ownership i still get a few compliments
on this car
Steering handling, power, obc features,
none, except that im patiently waiting
for the new 5 to arrive.