Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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  2. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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  3. Pilot

    Pilot Senior member

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    Alright need a bit of help. Trying to decide between two different 3 series. Both have very similar options and are black. Both under 100k miles and appear to be in very good shape. Which should I go with?

    04 325i: 5 speed, tan interior, 38k fewer miles, $1k more.

    02 33oci: auto, Premium package, black interior, 38k more miles, $1k less.
     
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  4. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    Is the car for you or the wife?

    I would go with the 04, because its newer and manual.
     
  5. Pilot

    Pilot Senior member

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    Car is for me.
     
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    GreenFrog Senior member

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    I'd pick the 5-speed. Any way you can widen your options instead of narrowing them down to those two choices?
     
  7. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    am I the only one that thinks this looks ugly?

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  8. Pilot

    Pilot Senior member

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    Don't really want to. Just would like something that drives well, will last for awhile, and has some creature comforts.

    I'm still a few years off from buying fun toys so I just need something basic right now. I'll have plenty of time later to buy a new M5 and have fun.
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    as somebody who took the gmat recently, this post was "less vs. fewer" overload. Id prob take the 325 personally. But id wish for the 330 engine.
     
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    HRoi Senior member

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    You gotta get the 330ci mang. There is a world of difference between the 2.5 and 3.0
     
  11. CalTex

    CalTex Senior member

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    How much are you willing to spend?

    I was looking at CPO 3 and 5 series between 2008-2010 and they are in very similar price ranges.
     
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    You're not alone, BMW should make this the standard for auto.
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    i've owned a 330ci for almost 12 years now. they're phenomenal cars and much faster/more pleasurable to drive than the 325. the 325 is just a bit underpowered, especially against even entry level cars of today.

    btw for around $15k you can get a decent 2001-2002 M3 if you're patient and an ok negotiator.
     
  15. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    who thought the Alpine in the 330 was a good idea?
     
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