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Pros: The manual transmission
Cons: Too many options to choose from
Advice: You MUST try the manual transmission! It's much more responsive. Sport seats are worth every penny, so are the bi-xenon's.If you prefer a plush interior and an ultra soft ride, stop here - this car is not for you! If you're like me, and enjoy exceptional handling, engine performance, attention to detail, and cornering, you MUST seriously consider this fine automobile! I test drove many cars and was ready to sell my '01 Accord after one test drive. The 330i with automatic transmission is very nice, but I didn't care for the slight delay when shifting it manually. Then I drove the 325i with a manual transmission. WOW! In my opinion, the 325i with a stick performs as well as the 330i with the automatic. It would have been wonderful to test drive a 330i with a stick, and I probably would have purchased one. Insurance (something most people overlook) is much less expensive on the 325i and its sticker price is about $5000 less. Fantastic road feedback, steering and balance. Controls are well thought out and easy to find. The manual shifts smoothly and consistently. Plenty of power! You have TOTAL control over the vehicle when taking sharp turns. Look over the safety record from Intellichoice. Very impressive safety results!!! Is there a down side? Yes, too many terrific options to choose from! Enjoy!
Pros: sound system
Cons: the center console. Too awkward
Advice: BUY IT!!Within the first 3 minutes, I knew this was a great car. It handled exceptionally well.
Pros: Strong Engin (Horse Power)
Cons: Keep it clean
Advice: Please buy this car. If you can afford it.This car is a monster. It fast and road handling is outstanding. Highway gas and City gas is not that bad. I recommend to all buyers.
Pros: Automatic Rain Wipers
Advice: Drive it on the open roadBest car I have every driven, I have owned corvettes and this is a corvettes with luxury
Pros: Interior comfort and conveniences.
Cons: The car is very unreliable. Don't know if it was released too early or if the technology is just too much. I have experienced three engine failures -- complete loss of engine power. BMW has been unable to fix it.
Advice: Do not buy this car until BMW can prove the bugs are fixed!! If you want a reliable car, you will regret buying this vehicle.The car handles very well and acceleration is decent, not great. Interior comforts are wonderful - when they work. The big issue is that the car is very unreliable. I have experienced three engine failures during highway driving. The car loses all power and shuts down to idle speed. BMW has been unable to fix the issue, blaming it on 'programming problems'. Worse,BMW is unwilling to stand behind the vehicle even though it is dangerous to drive. There are also many other less significant problems such as naviagation system, phone and radio do not work 100% of the time. The car has had more than a dozen recalls. I have never had more car regret in my life!! DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!!!
Pros: The way it feel to drive it
Advice: Drive it and then buy it!I have only had my BMW 3 weeks, but I just wanted to say I love it. I have never owned a car that was this much fun to drive. I performance is great. Acceleration and braking are both excellent. I would recommend this car to anyone. I considered a Lexus ES300. I never really wanted a BMW until my husband got his. The first night he got it, we went for a drive an I immediatly loved it and wanted one.
Pros: The throaty exhaust note, silky smooth engine
Cons: Nothing yet.
Advice: The high price is worth it. Go drive one hard and see for yourself.The 330 is more seat-of-your-pants fun than the 325 and 328. Tight gear ratios make stop-light racing a thrill. It corners like its on rails. Amazingly, the ride is quiet and comfortable and the nimble suspension surpresses bumps. The interior is well designed and appointed - very driver-focused. Build quality, fit and finish are impecable. Nothing wrong with the Japanese cars I considered...the BMW was just that much better. The dealer experience was good, too. More like a country club than a car dealer, though.