It's a fun car to drive but due to the front cabin area not being too roomy, it might not be comfortable on a cross country trip. This car goes exactly where you point it. Two-stage front airbags, reduced steering effort, a Cold Weather package and Dynamic Brake Control round out the major changes for 2001. I get compliments on it all the time. One last thing is the radiator over flow tank they seem to crack and have to be replaced.
Real driver side window weather strip fell off. In fact, they bought one. Can't replace just failed piece - stripping only sold for entire side. The car is 17 years old but the 22K we have put on it since we got it, it just seems to run better and better the more we drive it. Don't let them bs you saying this is a bmw!! Styling is essentially timeless; so simple and solid, but very thoughtful. It's styling still looks great and not too outdated.
The 10-way power seats that come with the optional Sport Package are superb, adding more side bolstering for winding roads. The back seat is roomy enough for two adults during a night on the town, but bear in mind that the 3 Series is a compact. If I could string together 6 months with one of these E46s without a major repair, I might've just held on to one of the two I owned. While front-wheel drive has its merits, pure race cars use rear-wheel drive. It handles great and I love the Steptronic capability of driving with an automatic transmission but also being able to shift it like a manual. And now that our daughter is driving now she also says that its easy to drive. However the extra weight is felt more profoundly in the convertible than the wagon; climbing hills especially, the convertible feels more strained than other 323s.
Dragged her around to a lot of place to look at kind of a variety of used convertibles. The new belts are easier to access than the old ones, more comfortable than before and easier to move aside when accessing the rear seats. She really didnt want to look for a used one but she reluctantly agreed. We bought this car after extensive research on German luxury brands. The 5 speed Step-Tronic tranny runs awesome and shifts smoothly. It now has almost 220,000 miles, so it's for sure showing it's age, but overall, I think it's a great car.
Primary Use: Commuting to work I Love How The Dash Is All Set Up And The Stile. Mechanics have not been able to find the actual leak. It seems that he loves sport-utility vehicles. Especially if u are on a budget bcoz bmw parts can be quite pricey if purchased new. Once you drive this incredible performance car you won't want to get out of the drivers seat! A conventionally controlled automatic is no longer offered. Alternatively, a net slides up and hooks onto the ceiling to allow cargo to be piled to the ceiling.
With that in mind, we plunged headlong. At the same time, the 2. Either way, the 323i brought me to a quick, uneventful stop. Both the wagon and convertible are 2000 models and in showrooms now. The instruments themselves feature soft orange lighting, which help reduce glare at night; some people find orange instrument lighting easier on the eyes than other colors. It's been much easier to work on than I thought it was going to be and isn't nearly as expensive as people perceive it to be to maintain.
I heard squeaking, and asked him, specifically, to check the front brakes. Oil stains starting to appear on the floor. Two-stage front airbags, reduced steering effort, a Cold Weather package and Dynamic Brake Control round out the major changes for 2001. A conventionally controlled automatic is no longer offered. The roofline is long and gracefully integrated into the rear deck. You can buy most of these replacement parts on Amazon. At highway speeds, the 325i is extremely stable.
Pulling the lever to the left allows auto-manual downshifting and upshifting. If we could go back in the day id buy myself another cuz i have racked up about 128,00 miles on it and granted its not as tight when it was new but its still running nice. If I had to list the pros, the main ones would be the exterior style of the vehicle overall and the turning radius capability I swear that thing can smoothly turn on a dime. The system also shuts off both the belt tensioner and the airbag on the passenger side if that seat is not occupied, saving repair costs after an accident. These cars are becoming inexpensive to acquire. Yet these are practical sedans as well, roomier than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class or even the front-wheel-drive Audi A4, according to the government standard for measuring interior volume. Time for a new car! It's just so frustrating that you feel you can't trust the thing for a weekend getaway without fear of it breaking down.