3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
I've only had old ones.. a 2002, and a 91 318ic.. I loved them both.. Now it's time to step into this decade.
The contenders are these:
A) 2006 330i
-black on black
-fully loaded with everything (Navi, bluetooth, sport package, the works)
-Price is $27000 - Certified but warranty expiring August of 2010.
B) 2007 or 328i Coupe
-black on black
-not fully loaded, but with sport package
-Certified expiring April 2012
-Price is $30,000
It's a tough choice.. I really love the styling of the coupe, the price is a bit higher than i wanted to spend, but I can deal with it.
I also love the loaded factor of the 330i, and the 330i is more powerful right? Some salesperson just told me the 328i has more horsepower.. I have to look at the specs, but I could have sworn that doesn't make sense, and is incorrect.
What would you do? The 330i got amazing reviews, haven't really looked into the reviews of the 328i coupe, but I imagine they are just as good.
Would the 328i coupe be just as fast as it is probably lighter?
Confused, and excited, and well... confused. Please help.
I agree with ws, which ever you personally find more attractive go with. I would get the 228, I have personally never owned a coupe and that would push me to get that when so closely compared to the 330. Good luck on the decision.
Well, as far as value goes.. Don't you think that the 2008 328i with less options would be a much better resale than a 2006 with more options in a few years? Just another point to think about in making the decision.
There are so many sedans out there, and not as many coupes..
Well, as far as value goes.. Don't you think that the 2008 328i with less options would be a much better resale than a 2006 with more options in a few years?
I almost think the resale on the Sedan might be better than that the coupe depending on where you live. Most people buy the sedan as a commuter/daily driver and they are more common. Resale value has too many factors too be 100% sure.
I really don't think that sedan vs coupe makes any difference in terms of resale. It find the sedan more practical. I get to play less insurance because technically it is not a sporty car. Lastly, I don't think that there really are more coupes than sedans.
The factory warranty (covers everything) for both cars should be 4 yrs/50K miles (starting at in-service date). At these prices, both cars should include the CPO extended warranty (does not cover everything) for an additional 2 yrs, up to 100K miles. Both cars should have some factory warranty left, plus the add'l two years of CPO. The HP of the 330i might be greater, but look at power/weight ratio also, i.e. if the coupe is significantly lighter, it might be quicker.
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