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Cons: handling in the snow
Advice: awesome car but you need a Jeep for the winterGreat handling and performance plus a killer body style make this car a keeper!
Pros: THE HORSE POWER
Advice: TAKE CARE OF ITI REALLY LIKE THIS CAR IT RUNS GOOD AND IT IS A NICE CAR.
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: 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.
Pros: the engine and the performance
Cons: little space in the back for adults, but kids can be there OK
Advice: It is a good alternative to cars that are more expensiveThis is a great car. Fast, reliable and comfortable and I think the price is reasonable.
Pros: Power and handling
Advice: If power and handling are all that is important to you, then this is the car.I test drove a 2002 330i with a manual 5-speed. The power and handling were excellent and the quality of engineering and workmanship are second to none. The only complaints are the comfort of the ride and the display for the climate control and radio. I realize this car is designed for performance and handling, but for $40K I expect a comfortable ride too. The seats were narrow and hard, and the ride was not very smooth. The LED display is hard to read.
Pros: Can't decide
Advice: Buy it!I have had this car for about 8 months now and I still get excited every time I get behind the wheel.