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Having been looking for a bmw coupe for several months and test driving various models i bought a 325 the car drives superb as well as looking great. It has all the buttons and gadgets you could possibly need.
having test driven the 316, 318, and 320 there was just no comparisson between them the 325 just blows them out of the water the cars appear to be flawless and if well looked after i have been informed can easily reach 200000 miles so dont be put off by high milage cars. My car has done just shy of 100000 but i had a drive in one that had done 47000 and even with the mileage i couldnt tell the difference.
as with everything there has to be a couple of downfalls. they are thirsty dont believe what the book tells you there is no chance of you getting 40mpg out of one of these closer to 30 if you drive sensibly also the servicing is quite expensive compared to lesser cars but its to be expected with a car that would have cost 20 - 30 grand new.
not from experience but from shared knowledge i have been led to believe that they are quite bad for lower arm ball joints, ball joints in general and bushes so if you test drive one be sure to listen for any knocking or play in the steering. also any knocking in general.
Model: BMW 325i Coupe (E30) Sport M-Tech 1 Make: Corgi Vanguards Scale: 1/43 Die Cast ... more
Metal with Plastic Parts Colour: Colour: Dolphin Grey Product Code: VA13402A BAR Code: 5055286627736 Age: Minimum recommended age 14+ Details: From 1986-90 only 3,928 BMW 325i Sports were registered in the UK so although this niche model exceeded BMW's sales expectations it represented a small portion of the 129,640 3-Series sold in the UK during this time. The 325i Sport was £19,945 without common options such as PAS, electric windows and air conditioning. The 325i offered a much more focused driving experience courtesy of its manual Getrag close-ratio 5-speed gearbox, limited-slip differential, sports-suspension, green-tinted glass, sports seats, the M-Technic body kit and the BBS cross-spoked alloy wheels. One of a Limited Edition of 900 pieces and includes a Limited Edition Collector Card. Model presented in Corgi Vanguards packaging