Historically, 3 Series vehicles are among the industry leaders in resale value, falling slightly behind competitors like the current , but faring somewhat better than the and about equal to the and Infiniti G35. I am looking forward to the day I can trade this one in on almost anything else. The first generation 1975-1983 featured only a two-door saloon model. The vaunted M3 will return in the 2008 model year. I read these reviews complaining about the stock tires, lack of comfort, bad gas mileage, expensive maintenance, and I think to myself, as of Amazon Vehicles launching this car is nearly 10 years old. Another oddity of this car was the heavy steering, which seemed to be a product of the all-wheel-drive system and the variable power steering, which is designed to adjust its assistance based on engine speed. While its exterior was similar to its predecessor's, it was defined by its well-received dual headlights.
A dealer was not contacted. But I do much of my driving on the highway where the 328 gets 29 mpg while averaging 72 mph! Turn the right-hand knob and you can quickly scroll through them. This second characteristic makes the car lurch slightly when coming to a stop, but this tendency isn't present when the gear selector is left in Drive. The connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box may degrade over time. Over a month ago, my car started to make a loud squealing noise while idled at stop light and would ease up when I would accelerate. This car is a completely different animal with decent tires than the garbage all-seasons that came on it from the factory. Overall, well put together car.
The coupe is longer and lower than the previous-generation two-door, and with its tidier tail design, it's arguably more attractive than the sedan. Power, braking, and handling are perfectly matched to the vehicle's size and intended usage. Neither the dealership nor AutoRevo is responsible for misprints on prices or equipment. The convertibles add memory to the mirrors and power to the seats. On a regional note - I live in Winnipeg, so the all-wheel-drive is great. I average about 23 mpg, maybe 1 mpg better than the A4.
The reason for the 4-star review is that if you want to get something fixed you'll get bent over and spanked at the dealership. The sedan and wagon were completely redesigned for 2006, and this year the coupe and convertible get the same ground-up makeover. And we ended up getting it a bit further loose than we expected, but the car really showed what it could do under the circumstances. From overall sensor design to the critical ceramic element, Bosch is known worldwide for quality and performance. Data Unavailable Third Hip Room in.
Please contact us to schedule your test drive today! The larger Infiniti G35 sedan puts its extra overall length and height to good use by offering a cabin that doesn't feel as tight as the 3 Series, whether in the front or rear seats. Not nearly as plagued with issues as the much more tuner friendly N54. And the speedometer on all my other cars Chevy, Ford, Volvo are accurate. It does not contain any nitrites, amines or phosphorous containing additives. Noticed white smoke coming from center console. Gas mileage could be better I average around 20mpg, but am not an easy driver. I run all-season tires all year long and I haven't run into problems with traction.
Trunk space is average in sedans and coupes, while the wagon offers a maximum cargo capacity of 61 cubic feet. Whether your priority is an engaging driving experience, an elegant cabin environment or simply curbside prestige, this car delivers in spades. The Downside: An Overly Cozy Cabin If the 3 Series sedan and wagons have a significant downfall, it's on the inside. All of this adds up to an understated performance note. Unique headlamp and taillight treatments help define the 3 Series' character, and the 17-inch wheels that are part of the optional Sport Package impart an even more aggressive stance than the standard 16-inch alloy rims. As we counter-steered, we didn't feel traction control exert itself in any undue manner. This car is meant for more than just trips to the mall.
No matter which model you choose, the 3 Series' world-class suspension, steering and brakes will provide hours of entertainment on twisty two-lane highways. Meanwhile, last year's 325 models give way to the 328i and 328xi, which still have a 3. Turbo lag is essentially nonexistent, giving the new engine the feel of a much larger normally aspirated engine. ~290-310hp and handles like it is on rails. Each sedan in the 3 Series is automatically equipped with four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, front airbags, front-side airbags, side curtain airbags, and tires that can safety be used even when flat. There was no warning indicator illuminated. But even in sport mode we sometimes got odd lags while cornering.
Now rated for 230 hp, base 3 Series coupes, sedans and wagons are renamed 328i and, when equipped with all-wheel drive, 328xi. Brake-fade compensation raises brake-line pressure when the brakes are hot, and thus less effective, so pedal response stays consistent. The fourth generation features entry-level or compact luxury cars, and the present fifth generation is available with four body styles as well as front-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive. Almost all of the repairs can be done by you. Vehicle Pricing — Where permitted by law, all dealer fees and amounts must be disclosed in a clear, conspicuous and legible fashion.