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#1 (permalink) Old 07-11-2005, 09:20 PM
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Hey im thinkin if buying a silver 2001 325i with 43,000 kms on it. just wondering how good the cars are i have a 98 328i at the moment. Am i looking at a lost of power from 328i to a 325i?? is there any problems that i should be thinking about with the 2001 325i?? what kinda service am i lookin at doing with 43,000 kms?? any help would be great. its a 4dr auto sedan.

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stick with your 98 328i if u want power because it definately quicker. your current car go from 0-62 in 7.3sc and the 2001 325i o-62 in 8.4 sec.. house power are about the same 193hp to 192hp
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thats not too much of a loss of power, im havin some one come see my 98 328i today, but as for the 2001 325i any service i should be expecting soon at 43,000KM?? hows the reliabilty and any known problems?

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MAN WHY WOULD U SWITCH FROM 328 TO 325 DONT DO THAT I WOULD NEVER DO THAT IF SOMETHIN GO UP FOR MORE POWER =) THATS WHAT WE ALL WANT UMMM AT 43 K ON IT UR FINE UP TO 60K FOR MAIN SERVICE THEN IT WOULD BE $$$$$$$$$ KILLLERRR LOL GOOODDDLUCKKKKK
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thats not too much of a loss of power, im havin some one come see my 98 328i today, but as for the 2001 325i any service i should be expecting soon at 43,000KM?? hows the reliabilty and any known problems?
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Depending on how the owner use to drive, most likely by 43K the rotors and pads would be worn out. Reliabity should be goods, since its a 3 rd year production model since the e46 was launched.
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You don't lose mcu power, but you gain weight. Think about that.

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so what am i better off with? the 98 328i?? or 01 325i?? my 328i is in excellent cond with low kms hmmm lol i like the idea of newer car but dont kno much about them lol any advice?

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so what am i better off with? the 98 328i?? or 01 325i?? my 328i is in excellent cond with low kms hmmm lol i like the idea of newer car but dont kno much about them lol any advice?
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I've neither owned nor driven a 98 328i, but I know that I am happy with my 01 325i. I bought mine four months ago with 35,000 mi. I just needed to replace the tires and the front brakes.
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so what am i better off with? the 98 328i?? or 01 325i?? my 328i is in excellent cond with low kms hmmm lol i like the idea of newer car but dont kno much about them lol any advice?
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There are advantages to owning a newer vehicle, especially concerning reliability. A 98 with low miles should be in pretty good shape, though. Only if I liked the look of the 325 E46 better would I chose that over the 328.

I was mistaken earlier regarding the power output of the m54b25. The 325 gives you 184 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque vs 193 hp and 206 lb-ft for your current 328. You also give up about a second in your 0-60. I am all for an upgrade, but in your situation that equates to getting an E36 or E46 M3 or a 330. You have a faster car than if you went with any E46 323, 325, or 328.

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