Guys, i'm pricing out a 1998 328is with 120K, 5sp, sport package, etc. How long do BMW engines usually last for (200K?), also how do these 328's handle in the snow? Anything else that maybe is a common problem with that year that I should watch for?
__________________ 1998 jet black 328is M-pkg 5spd
This year we got a ton of snow in Portland and I had quite a bit of trouble in my 328is with high performance all-season tires. However, after driving around for 4 days I didn't get completely stuck or crash once. ASC kicks ass.
I got a 98 328i and I live in Jersey. We had a decent amount of snow this year. I must say that ACS does kick ass. However, I did have my fair share of slides ... but never lost complete control. Overall, it's not too bad.
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I drove around the Snow in St Louis and my 328is handled really well with Toyo Proxes tires. You just can't be as aggressive when you are on snow, but if you understand how RWD swings a lot differently than FWD you'll be fine.
Originally posted by fasin8me@Jun 3 2004, 03:00 PM I wouldnt drive it in the snow if you dont want to die!!!
You are a MORON. Now we got that out of the way.
You should have no problem in the snow with the 3 series, unless you are in Alaska. If you want to be extra carefull, get some blizzak snow tires, they come with wheels too for little extra. Personally, I never ever had trouble in winter with RWD cars. I even survived a winter with Z28 in Wisconsin. I didn't even have winter tires for 325i last winter and might not even get them for future, since 3 series dosen't have that many problems in snow.
PS: My car has traction control and it helps a bit.
It all comes down to the driver. My cousin got rid of a 6cyl 2003 mustang because it was "bad in the snow." If she knew how to handle it, it would have been no problem. I am loving my car in the snow. You just can't accelerate as fast as you are used to. I also find having a 5 spd makes controlling the engine speeds a lot easier, thus allowing you to have the RPMs you want for best control, the easiest.
__________________ 1996 318i
5 Speed Manual
Alpine CDA-7895 Head Unit
12" Alpine Type-R, sealed box
Pioneer 400w amp for $20 at a yard sale (to replace my fried MRV-1507)
Infinity Kappa 4" 2-way speakers(rear)
Infinity Kappa 5.25" component speakers(front)
Debaffled airbox, K&N filter
Tracked Mud on carpets
Shampooed and cleaned carpets
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