They weren't slow and they worked very smoothly. At a gala open house held one chilly, damp spring day, fans rejoiced at the unobstructed views, terrific replay monitor, and superb concessions. But compared with its beloved predecessor, it's no structural leap forward. After last year's complete redesign, 2000 sedans see only minor improvements. Sometimes this is diagnosed as a faulty fan problem, or a faulty sensor. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
While front-wheel drive has its merits, pure racecars use rear-wheel drive. I am convinced nothing from germany is worth owning after 2 years. The above mentioned failures in this thread do occur. Using sub-standard oil will ruin a motor. However, actual vehicle operation is not compromised. The only qualms in reliability are the electronics, with door unlocker, power windows and some lights malfunctioning. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
It gets pretty hot here. The 323i sedan has a relatively tall 3. For a real kick in the pants, the 2. Dude, for that price i would grab it today!!!! The wagon already comes with stiffer spring and damping rates in its multilink rear suspension to compensate for its higher curb weight and slight rear-ward weight bias, and the Sport package adds even more starch. It's new only here in the U. This is why a full service history is preffered on the E46. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
The engine is warmed up to operating temp. This car is a work-of -art! However, the truth is that all this nattering about the wagon revival is distinctly parochial. It still look and drives perfectly. Very comfortable inside and classy looking on the outside. The roofline is long and gracefully integrated into the rear deck. And after all, where does it say that the need for a little extra cargo capacity should automatically sentence one to understeer, wallow, and generally somnambulistic motoring? Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems.
Also, our 323i did not have a trunk release inside the car, so unlocking the trunk meant turning off the ignition, then using the keyless remote or walking to the back of the car and unlocking the trunk with the key. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including: Basic Warranty: Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. It picks up speed well and when you floor that accelerator the whipping back of your head into the seat is a rush indeed. Now comes this lesser wagon, which will reward like-minded drivers with the same respectful glances, but for a price some-where in the low-to-mid-30s. We were pleasantly surprised when the wagon hauled mass to 60 mph in 7.
Compared with its X5 ute stable-mate, this wagon offers 60 percent more cargo space and weighs about a third less. So I had to take a different car. So now comes the 323Ci, in a new generation that is the biggest of the little Beemers. We borrowed a low-mileage 1999 323i convertible to ensure that our memories of that car hadn't grown unduly fond, and in fact, they hadn't. And even though European and Asian automakers limit the range of models exported to this country, there currently are 20 station-wagon nameplates sold here. Changing gears with the 5-speed manual is a smooth, satisfying operation. It is the best reliable car I have ever driven! The 323i brought me to a quick, uneventful stop.
While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. A glance down is required to operate the windows. Station-wagon shame is gone, folks. Detractors noticed the concrete already had cracks in it, there was standing water on the upper decks, puddles in the few remaining cheap bleacher seats, and a wind-tunnel effect that made the whole place feel cold and uninviting. Kaboom - a hose or expansion tank blows. Wife's car, used in town only and no heavy hauling. The problem could result in an engine compartment electrical fire several minutes after the engine was shut off.
Another thing to consider is that because its for your gf, she might enjoy a convertible instead of a sedan. Could be a Z3, a coupe, could almost be a 5-series! There are certain things that are guaranteed to break early on. Rear side-impact airbags are optional. They put drivers in touch with the road instead of isolating them. For that year it has a sleek well rounded body as well as an extremely comfortable interior. Apparently his situation is more urgent, but i'm curious if this same water pump stuff applies to the 01 m54 3. Though elegant and refined, the 3 Series is striking in appearance.
When this occurs all coolant is lost within seconds and the engine will overheat instantly remember, these cars have only a total of ~2 gallons of coolant. It afflicts mostly '99 and '00 cars with manual trans above 150,000 miles. Brake lights will often give a false dash-indicator reading showing that they've failed when they actually have not. The rear axle carrier panel rear sub-frame floor can tear out on these cars usually at the left rear. Reference service measure B12-207-0 with your dealer. All based on the same chassis, these 3 Series models are slightly larger than the previous generation pre-1999 models. We've had some heavy rain here for the past 4 days and i looked at the carpets and etc to see if there was anything looked wrong or anything was leaking inside, but I didn't see anything 5.