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Pros: The body style, STILL looks current!
Cons: Window creaks!!!! Fix that tho!I have owned them all!, Buick's, Chevy's, Old's, Ford, Lincoln,Honda, Volvo, Mercedes (2), And bought this puppy used with 53,000 miles, By FAR the best of the bunch, have owned this for almost 3 years and I am in love! Quality, reliability and FUN, all in the best SOLID made package! Sure I could nit pic at the small things , but NOWHERE near what I could make a LONG list of the others!
Pros: Xenon lights very cool!!
Cons: Nothing sofar!
Advice: Drive any vehicle I drove and come back to buy a BMW...In 2001 I bought a brand new Ford Focus, for 1.5 years nothing but trouble! So through a lemon law procedure returned the car and went shopping for a new car... Drove various cars, but we had a 328i sedan already which we loved and traded for a 330ci coupe, wonderful car! I drove Mercedes, Audi, Volvo and various other cars, but we both loved the 325i Sport Wagon or touring, pretty fast, very nice handling, full scheduled maintenance for 4 years or 50,000 miles which really made us decide for the 2003 BMW 325i Touring. When I trade this car, I will get a M3 or a 330ci Cabrio... 'Nur Fliegen ist schoener!!!' Only flying is nicer! Please correct the years because they are both 2003 models!
Pros: Adjustments for driver position, seat heaters
Cons: Extra force required to drive the car.
Advice: You probably won't get much of a price break.Very nice car, handles extremely well. Road noise is just about non-existent inside. I felt the controls were a bit stiff, steering, brakes, gas, all took more effort than the car I ended up with. Seats were stiff, and felt a little short under the thighs, although the many adjustments (seat and steering) allowed for a good driving position. The design that goes into these cars is incredible! One turn off I had in this car was the heating system and CD player did not work. Brand new car on the lot, not a good sign.
Cons: Center Console
Advice: The AWD is great if you need it. Nothing else even comes close to this car.The first time i drove my car was on Christmas Eve. The snow was gently falling and conditions were quickly icing up, however, the all-wheel drive handled superbly adding a sense of confidence. Heading out of my neighborhood, i watched as three cars spun out right in front of me. The DSC-X and AWD balanced perfectly and i held my perfect line. The HDC was also amazing through the steep icy hills. To test the handling of the car, I approached a turn I normally take at 40mph at 85mph. The car turned and slid through the turn beautifully, allowing me to maintain control throughout. This car is absolutely amazing. The AWD is also an added bonus on my long snowy drives to college.
Advice: Do anything to buy itThis car is great! It is very fast and is very comfortable. When I went to Mamoth with my family to go snowboarding and skiing, the racks on the top of the car held two pairs of skies of two pairs of snowboards. This car is good for almost any type of road BUY IT NOW!!!