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Old 07-24-2004, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newbie here, so i apologise if im in the wrong area!
Test drove 320Ci Coupe yesterday (52), anyone give me some tips on what to look for with them, or any comments as to how their coupe runs etc.
It could be my first BMW purchase and I want to make sure its a good one, as Im struggling to get the dealership to budge much on price. Cheers.
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Sorry bro, I don't know a thing about the 320. Keep checking though, I am sure someone will.
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I don't know too much about them either, however ther are a tad gutless when it comes to flooring the car at traffic drags, but if thats not your seen, its a delightful cruiser. It has all the prestige and class as the 325 and 330, and similar confort packages. When your upto to speed, say 55mp/h-plus, the performance is more acceptable.
Decide for yourself, if you want to increase the sportiness of the coupe by way of sports package, which includes larger rims, and lowered suspension (slight degrade on ride quality). If however your after a more laid back luxury coupe, keep it stock..and a 320Ci..will actually be perfect for you.
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Hi - I had a 320ci for a while

you can check out a picture at this link http://www.staniford.fsnet.co.uk/Car%20Pics.htm

I found the 320 (which has a 2.2) engine smooth and refined - I had an Audi TT before (and at the same time) which didnt appear that much quicker to me although the grip of the 4x4 helped with cornering.

What do you have at the moment? - that will be the best guage for you to see if it will be fast enough.

the key is that if it is a modern 320 then it will have the 2.2 16v engine which is much smoother than the 1.8

I now have a 320cdi which seems just as quick, not quite as smooth but does so far over 40 mpg!!
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I currently own a Alfa 147 2.0 Selespeed. Which will be traded in for the Coupe. The coupe was a lot smoother than the Alfa and more refined. The coupe I looked at had a short shift gear box fitted to it, which was in when purchased brand new. Is this ok?
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I guess so - my new one has the short shifter - dont really notice any differnce - sorry to say!!

What colour/trim is it?
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is it sport?, se?
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