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Love My 3-series Coupe..Glitches and All
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By ghillier
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2000 BMW 3 Series 323Ci 2dr Coupe


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I bought my 2000 # series coupe in Feb 2003 with 28,000 miles on it. In general, I love the car. It looks great, has comfy front seats, handles well on dry pavement, and gets awesome gas mileage. My complaints include lousy brakes - I've had them replaced once and they still pull the car to right and severe hydroplaning in rainy conditions.


Best Features

Smooth engine, comfortable front seats, great gas mileage, killer styling.


Worst Features

Braking performace, brake dust, hydroplaning, mediocre climate control.


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Wow, the whole package!
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By bmwlover21
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2000 BMW 3 Series 328Ci 2dr Coupe


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This car is, in a nutshell, the best all around package you can get for the money. It has great handling, steering, acceleration, and surprisingly good gas mileage. The coupe is especially fun considering it's standard sport suspension and lower vehicle height.


Best Features

Sunroof, handling around twists and turns is phenomenal, ultra quiet and refined engine, the only way to know when to shift is by looking at the tach the engine is so quiet!


Worst Features

This is a great car. If I had to recommend one improvement, it would be the automatic climate control; it is not very reliable; it seems to do whatever it wants sometimes


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Solid Ride
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By Noreaster
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2000 BMW 3 Series 323i 4dr Sedan


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Second owner, first BMW and like it
very much thus far. 67K Mi. Sharp
looking, nicely appointed interior,
smooth ride and adequate power. One
unexpected repair was cracking of rear
coil spring, ended up having to
replace both costing about $500.
Also, the small radio antenna off the
back antenna base broke off probably
in car wash, resulting in poorer radio
reception. Other than those, usual
maitenance. Love it and hope that it
continues to serve me well.


Best Features

Steptronic for downshifting off hwy exits/approaching stop lghts/traffic - smooth transition, saves on brakes. Drvr's seat helps posture and gives exclnt support for long rides/sitting in traffic. Psngr side rear vw mirror tilt when in reverse is great for paralell parking.


Worst Features

More hidden storage space. Brakes produce lots of dust and have to clean wheels a lot. Bigger entry into trunk. Rear vw mirror has common problem from glass manufacuter, brown tinge that starts at bottom. Rear whl drive sucks in snow, but knew that going in.


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One of the best cars ever!!
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By Fender58
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2000 BMW 3 Series 323i 4dr Sedan


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I have had this car for about four
weeks; I bought used 2000 model with
57,700 mls. on it. I wanted a 540i,
but, couldn't really afford one
(without robbing Peter to pay Paul).
Car is extremely responsive, smooth,
handles superb; basically, everything I
expected it to be and more. There is
something to all the hype about BMWs.
It has been a dream of mine since I was
a teenager to own a BMW. I will
definately get another one when the
time comes.


Best Features

Handling, step-tronic shifting, quality of interior, acceleration (I drove the 328; not sure it justifies the price), the fact I can throw it into a turn without second guessing myself.


Worst Features

Since it's an entry level model, the only option I would have made standard is heated seats. We don't buy these cars for the cup-holders, people!! If you want cup-holders, buy an SUV.


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Slack-jawed
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By Hootie361
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2000 BMW 3 Series 328i 4dr Sedan


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I finally understand why people
take "joy rides" in their cars. The
performance of this sedan is superb on
the twisting, dipping, back-country
roads near my residence. The engine
power is impressive, the transmission
shifts are smooth, the tires hug the
road, the breaks stop on a dime...the
car lives up to the title of "ultimate
driving machine". For high speed
driving, I recommend a high-end set of
tires...my all season's transmit
vibrations starting at 85mph (but
disappear around 100mph). The car is
absolutely convenient, only had 2
minor (<$20 fix) problems so far.


Best Features

Tiptronic transmission, auto-sensing and power everything, aesthetic appeal, 22mpg average, after-market customizing options. May as well be honest...the pure sex appeal of this car. To understand the enthusiasm, just drive one.


Worst Features

Rear-seat cup holders, more trunk space or fold down rear seats (available in newer models), longer warranty period (just incase), a stereo system with easily upgradable components. A built-in radar detector.


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