DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. The higher price of coupes and convertibles includes a slightly higher level of luxury equipment than what comes standard on sedans and wagons. As with many German cars, if you let it sit too long, it gets finicky; misfiring, door locks stop working. Parts replaced when car was hit when it was 3 or 4 yrs old were not treated to prevent rust. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter.
The car is a pro. Had to use the key manually then the door lock fail, resulting in me being locked out. First one was after 5 years. Drives very smooth, and inside of this car is very well designed. In addition to the increased power, 330 models come with more standard equipment and design upgrades. I love this car, and even though I sometimes feel the urge to buy something new and more modern, I have to say I have not found one that is comparable in all areas yet. It does not have all the fancy bells and whistles of the modern cars of today.
My mechanic says an engine gasket should be replaced. The standard transmission is a five-speed manual, while a five-speed Steptronic automatic transmission with adaptive transmission control is optional. Therefore, it's a good thing to have some mechanic know-how when owning one. All the electronics in the car work like they should and the heated seats toast your buns real nicely. The 325i wagon looks sharp and athletic, more interesting. If you enjoy working on your cars, this one is actually quite easy to learn about and work on. This car is the perfect blend of sportiness, utility, and luxury.
To accommodate you even further, three packages are offered so you can choose the vehicle that suits you the best - Premium Package, Sport Package, and Cold Weather Package. Steptronic automanual operation has been altered so that you move the transmission lever forward for downshifts and backward for upshifts. I plan on keeping this 2002 for a couple more years, and then trading it in for a 2006. Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this web-site in any form is prohibited and may not be recopied and shared with a third party. The parts are of course more expensive than many cars. The 330 models add a lot of performance to the equation. Wagons are only available with the 2.
I am sure I have another 100,000 miles on it but not without a few repairs in time. Cruise control and media control are very appropriately located on the wheel. Subject to failure with heat cycles and time. Removable hard top is also a nice option. Each is a great driver's car within its respective price range. Then during winter break Dec-Jan , I went ahead and replaced the window motor and regulator myself. Great Car For College Kid But Not A Family Vehicle — Vehicle was trustworthy and very reliable; very little work needed during our ownership but when it was needed it was horribly overpriced.
The sport wagons add space and versatility and the only way we could tell we weren't driving a sedan was to glance into the rear view mirror; it's taut. Bi-xenon headlamps are on the options list so that both low and high beams can glow a cold blue and can be set to automatic operation. Also standard on all but the convertibles are head-protection airbags that deploy from the headliner along the length of both sides of the cabin. Other standard fare in this area includes hill descent control, front and rear anti-roll stabilizer bars, a strut-type front suspension and multi-link rear suspension. If you don't sweat the small stuff i.
This car has been very reliable considering it is now almost 17 years old, and nearing 200K miles. Having the capacity to carry baby gear, lawn supplies or outdoor equipment doesn't mean you have to drive a boring vehicle. It handles well in all weather conditions, I take it to Tahoe in winter snow every year with confidence. All 3 Series models are highly refined machines that corner, accelerate and stop swiftly. Overall a nice car for someone who appreciates good handling and a balanced, powerful car.
Wagons are only available with the 2. But tomorrow, the maf sensor will be installed, and they believe hopefully that will be the last thing needed to make her run smooth again. Cheap plastic didn't last after 13 years and literally fell apart. When I went to check bulb the plastic arms that held the turn signal housing snapped both sides. Plastic cover for small compartment fell apart.