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#1 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 02:48 PM
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im close to buying a 328 ci from a guy n i told him that i was comparing it with a 323 ci n he gave me a big NONO to the 323 he told me that 323's were a like "Geinne pig" (spelling error?) for the Z-series he told me that they put a weak engine in a heavy car and it dind't go well so they got rid of the 323's and put the engine in the Z - series
does anyone kno if this is true?! 0_0 .. i sure hope not..

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I think he was just trying to sell you on his 328.
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listen there is absolutely nothing wrong with the 323 , its the same damn car as the 328 with a bigger displaced inline 6 and more gadgets, other than that , the car is the same thing, the 323, replaced the 318 and the 320, so it is now the base model, but far from base.

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I have a 323. Its no ///M, but its no dog either.

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323s are great cars...def no slouch
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thx for ur imput guys =)

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Doesn't the 323 have the same engine as the 325? A 2.5L straight six, but the only difference is a different head and ECU.

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i cant remember everything off hand, but the exhaust, intake, ECU and basically a whole new tweeked engine are whats diff. M52TU=323 M54=325.

Both are 2.5 inline six

325=184hp 175tq
323=170hp 181tq
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