to all 328 IS owners:
how happy are you with your car? i am thinking of purchasing my first BMW and am curious if i should step in to a newer 328 IS or get an older M3. i can't decide! ghead
any info you all have is appreciated.
I love my 328is. Kicks the ass. For you, I'd suggest considering which has lower miles before making your decision.
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i had a 96 328i (sedan)...it was a kick-in-the-pants to drive. I modded it to have about 215hp. I drove it at the track with stock componants (brakes, etc) and it never failed (expect broken headlight glass, but that was my fault)....it was a great car, and very reliable. However if your more into modding your car and performance, the M3 is the way to go, if your looking for a newer, lower mileage ride, the 328is is for you
Originally posted by cardio@Jun 24 2003, 10:21 AM I have a 98 328is, Its a great car, stays smooth at high speeds (110 is my highest in it) and its faster than all those hondas and crap, and it handles great, just a fun car to drive
ive had my 328 up to about 140 on the track, rock solid!
get the M3. the 328 is an awesome car. one of my best friends has a 1998 328 and he loves it and i love it too. i drive often and i have nothing bad at all to say about it. but if your looking for awesome performance get a 1995 M3
Originally posted by morph@Jun 24 2003, 07:43 PM so, mod-ing the 328 IS huh? is it an expensive vehicle to upgrade? how about chips? are they expensive to pick up? where could i aquire one of these "chips?" thanks
the shark injector really has everything else beat when it comes to chips. and alot places such as ecisbmw.com or turnermotorsport.com to name a few have em for $350
these cars are expensive as far as upgrades go. no way around it really. like i said if your looking for a car with kick. go with the M3, youd spend quite a substancial amount of money to get the car up to M3 power. but with an M3 you have the power already there, Mods for both cars are roughly the same in every catagory.
Had the same dillema. What it came down to was price. I found a 96 328is for $9,100. The cheapest 36 M I could find was at least 15k. I used to have a 95 M3 and while I can tell the difference in acceleration. It's not that big. I felt that my 99 M3 was a bigger differance better than the 95 M3 than the 95 M is over my new 96.
Wow how hard is that to understand. The short and sweet. You won't be disapointed with a 328is. I know I'm not.
95 M3, 99 M3, 01 M3, 89 325i, 96 328is
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