The net result is a more comfortable, commodious interior. Ours, however, had a few extras. It's also roomier, with an instrument panel and interior trim that more closely resemble those in the more expensive 5- and 7-series Bimmers. You also will likely save a little in fuel cost as well. I mean if you could even tell you were off by 1 mpg would it be possible that there was another reason besides the fuel type that cost you 1 mpg? Rear seats are best for shorter people, or short people in the front so the seats can go forward. The second -- and final -- routine service stop occurred at 35,987 miles.
She has since become a little jumpy in arboreal settings, the first genuine oakophobe we've ever known. The entry level 3-ers 318i and 325i may not live up to their image, but the 328i, equipped with a 193hp straight-6, is indeed fast. Depending on driving conditions and the driver's expectations, praise and disdain were equally represented in the 328's logbook. Two items are almost not worth mentioning except that we've heard of them from owners: a driver-side window that creaks and squeaks when it's all the way up and a taillamp that burns out repeatedly. The current 3 Series cars have been among the company's most successful model lineups ever. Their restoration work was flawless. Inside, the atmosphere is one of warmth and comfort.
Another interesting design element is an aluminum band that bisects the dash about midway and also runs along the door panels. For those seeking a warmer touch, a walnut trim package will be optional. This car comes closest to being the perfect all-around vehicle. The manual is at: The relevant text is: Use unleaded gasoline only. God, with that mysterious sense of humor that is only His, caused a tree to leap into the path of our redoubtable Bimmer. Is it possible the access your mileage down to that amount of deviation? A major design mandate was that the new cars must retain the look, athletic feel, and basic size package of the current Threes, while improving them from a refinement, safety, and passenger-room standpoint. In the end, we emerged with an even higher respect for the unique blend of athleticism, comfort, and quality that distinguishes these cars.
In this case, the list included just about everything from the A-pillar forward, although the engine and transmission were not injured. We attribute this to two factors. All ready ReleasedAfter seven model years-almost an eternity in today's automotive climate-'s most popular model was due for a redux. The console area has been engineered with optional integrated sound systems, telephone, multi-featured trip computer, and built-in navigation system in mind. The new leather-wrapped three-spoke wheel is quite handsome and now incorporates audio systems controls. This car is good when it comes to safety, the control is in your hand.
What first strikes you is how quiet this car is. It may not be incredibly economical, but 30mpg combined is not to be sniffed at from a large straight six with no turbos going on. All in all i would recommend this car to almost anyone!!!! However, the satellite system was able to return a wayward editor to his intended route on several occasions. Cons: since this car is 1999 model which means its first edition of it's model, it has some issues, and many parts upgraded to new design. We did replace the clutch, but that came after the car had passed the 40,000-mile finish line of all our long-term tests. Seat adjustments, radio presets, locking sequence logic, and other elements can be programmed to either of two keys; the car then sets itself by whichever key is used.
The new 3 Series initially comes only in sedan body style but in two forms: the 2. Regarding the maintenance, since I don't depend on the dealer in this thing, so I can say it's fair. How about an M3 sedan and M3 Lightweight as before? We also got an unplanned sneak peak at a new Sport option package that will likely fall somewhere in between base and M cars. Sporty 5 speed, black on black, had the power, handling and style any single man would love. Instead, the maintenance computer monitors a variety of factors -- engine speed, vehicle starts, coolant temps, and trip duration, as well as mileage accumulated -- to determine when and what kind of service is required.
Handling: steering is quite remote, but reassuringly weighted and accurate. Powerband is full all the way round the rev range. Which brings us to the amazing part. Powerful vehicle with low gas costs and good price. In its premier test, conducted in May 1999, the 328i zipped to 60 mph in 6. Also when I rev it will do it from 3rd to 4th gear at normal temp. Now it's more than fine.
So the insurance folks decided to fix it. Equipment levels increase over today's cars, both in terms of standard and optional features. Although the styling changes were subtle, it's a bigger car -- 1. Wind noise, road rumble, and engine sound have all been reduced substantially, though the latter not so much as to kill the tunes offered up by the melodiously revving inline six. The meshwork in the front air intake was inspired by the current M3, and a ridge is sculpted into the lower rocker panel.
Suspension geometry has been revised for better tracking, brake rotors are larger for more stopping power, and the anti-roll bars on all models employ a mounting system previously offered only on the M3. Once there, the system was routinely shut off. Unlike most new cars, your available options are not limited by selecting a manual transmission. The steering retains crisp turn-in and excellent road feel, though it's about 10 percent overboosted for our particular taste. The existing coupes and convertibles will continue to be built until their replacements are phased in. It engages in a much less abrupt manner than many other systems, and for those who practice a tail-out driving style, it can be switched off.