| Originally posted by wantM3?@Apr 1 2004, 03:04 PM |
I was looking at the Edmunds website and saw that JD Powers had low ratings for the 2001s (2/5 for long-term reliability) when compared to the 2000s, 2002 & 2003. Anyone care to discuss this? Thanks.
No problems here on my 2001. If you ask enough questions, your sure to get the 'avoid 2001's - the steering is terrible' comment. It is true that early 2001's had feather light steering which resulted in numerous complaints. BMW fixed the problem with the later 2001's. My steering (late 2001 production) feels the same as the 2000 328's I drove.
I've noticed the prices on the 2000's (323 & 328) have started to tumble quite a bit since I was looking at them a year ago. Since most no longer have a factory warranty, they can't command the same $. They are still great cars - just find one that's been taken care of.