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#1 (permalink) Old 06-29-2004, 12:32 AM
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my brother currently is leasing a 325xi and quite frankly i love it. which brings me to the point in which i plan on buying a new car. i was looking between the 325 series and the new acura TL.

as for the 325 model, i was looking mostly at the xi, since its AWD. thing is, it'll cost me a bit too much for what i want in it (it'll probably sell for around 37-39k at a dealer ship). you know, premium,auto, xenons (i have a broken leg and im far from healing so im sticking with an auto. i know manual is good, but i like automatic since i live in a heavy based traffic area).

id personally am leaning a bit more into a bmw than the TL. thing is, i just dont like RWD that the 325i has. how good the 325i handle snow/ice? since its rwd? i would personally not like to get stuck in snow like my friend who has a RWD based car.

anyone here drive a 325i in snow/ice willing to help me out with this? im going new for the car, i just cant trust used ones(doesnt matter then brand. i just dont. had bad luck with it)

also, can someone tell me why a 325 would be better than the TL?

ps: hi, im new to the board
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325i will handle fine in snow with some good snow tires and as long as you don't drive like an idiot. Basically, as I understand it, the DSC on a BMW keeps you on the road and in turns and such. The AWD is nice to not get stuck or to go up hills and all of that...

a BMW will drive like BMW, a TL will drive like a Honda (a rose by any other name). I'd say unless it snows most of the year there or even at least 4 months out of the year - you'd be fine with just a 325i with all-season tires.

As a tip: heated seats are nice in the cold.

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