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#1 (permalink) Old 06-09-2005, 03:32 PM
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Some of you might remember me although I have been inactive on these forums ever since I bought my e46 330i in november. I am planning to sell my 330i priarily because I travel out of town for work and barely get to use the car on the weekends. the 330i is working out too expensive with payments and especially insurance in Chicago for a 22 yr old.

I had an e36 1996 328i before this and absolutely loved it!! After a lot of thought and weighing out my options for my next ride, I decided that the only way to maintain my calm was to go with an e36. I want to know how much underpowered the 325i compared to the 328i. I want something that can handle well and feel some power.

Also among the e36s are there some yrs of 325/328 i should avoid ? If i remember correctly the post 96s had metal water pumps which was a plus...any other input from anyone ?

I love the 330i and also did love the 328i. I am afraid if I get the 325i I might not like it at all and be disappointed.

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#2 (permalink) Old 06-09-2005, 03:57 PM
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Originally posted by Q_BMW@Jun 9 2005, 01:32 PM
I want to know how much underpowered the 325i compared to the 328i. I want something that can handle well and feel some power.

I love the 330i and also did love the 328i. I am afraid if I get the 325i I might not like it at all and be disappointed.

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Well, I tell you what mate. If you love BMW, like you said, you can not be disappointed in driving one, no metter what model it is ( BMW is not a honda where everything deppends on model).

About 325 vs 328. Who told you that 325 is "underpowered" ? The 325 is a 2.5 litters engine OBDI, 328 is a 2.8 litters engine OBDII. Now, OBDI is alot easyer to mod or do any changes to it. "Chip" your 325 and it will smoke 328 (its just an example so dont flame). So I would refrain from soch deffinition as "Underpowered". About a year, I am driving 1995 and as far as I heard this is very good one, pretty solid without a big gaps.

Good luck shopping,

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Either and you will be happy. Stock vs stock the 328 is a tad quicker off the line, but the 325 is better in the high end. Chip a 325 and it will smoke any 328. I own a 325 and test drove a 328. I wasnt impressed, but it was a stock 328 and i got some mods.. If you want to serious mod the 328, do a obdI conversion and that will put a grin on your face for sure..welcome back and good luck with the search!

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Agree with the above.

Look for both and see what you can find. I did that and found my 325is in the condition I wanted and the price range first. I am very happy with it and don't regret not getting a 328. The main difference performance wise is the 328 has a little more low end torque, but like what was mentioned above the 325 takes to mods better as it is OBDI. So if you spend a couple hundred dollars you can have a 325 faster than a 328, and this will still probably be cheaper than a 328. It all comes down to what you wanna spend. I would just try and find a nice one and enjoy it.

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For what you're looking for doing, a good running 325 will be enough. If you really wanted to start tuning, I'd say grab a 2.8

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