| Originally posted by v.o.r@Nov 28 2004, 06:20 PM |
diff people have diff opinions about the X personally i wouldnt buy a sedan thats an X it takes the fun out of it depends on wat kind of driver u are though but rear wheel is the best if u like to do stuff....if u know wat i mean as for relaiabilty and quality i mean its a bmw so im pretty sure its just fine but the thing thats running through my mind is that its rare to find X's so maybe maintenace or replacing parts to ur tranny or parts involed with the AWD might take longer or be a little more $$ thats my input on this i have a 2003 330i and i prefer it much better than an AWD BUT thats my opinion take care
Here in the North East we get snow often alot.. I would like a fun reliable ride, I put around 30K miles a year on a car. My ES300 '93 with 5 speed is getting tired with 200K+ miles on it. I am sure the 330xi would be more fun than a front driver like my ES300. I don't expect the reliability of my Lex should I? My ES300 still has its original clutch and is so reliable that its is boring. I can honetly say the ES300 has needed nothing except maintenance items. I am just tired of it plus its starting to look a little tired. I need 4 doors to take out clients on occasion, plus the wife and kid need room. I probably won't buy new rather someone else pay the initial drop in value.
What years have proven to be the most reliable? any years I should avoid? Best year for performance?
In the past I have always done all my own maintenance. Is the 330xi owner maintenance friendly vehicle? Are well written shop manuals available?
I own an older 911SC and have done all repairs and am comfotable with the sometimes overly complex German designs.