Hey guys/gals..North Carolina checking in
Looking forward to finally getting a BMW. I currently drive a 97 Z28 that I drove off the lot new. I got it when I was 25 and wanted one,but now I want to change things up a little.
I actually test drove a 2005 545i last week and loved it. It actually had more HP than my Z28.The electronics kind of worried me.It had GPS,etc. Looks like if the main idrive went out,I would loose the Gps,radio,etc.
I also have driven a 2004 530i and for a V6,I was impressed.
I am still debating on whether or not I should try a 3 series or not.I have seen a few 328i and 330i for sale in the area.I'm 6'1" and the 545i seemed to fit me well,leg room,etc. Not sure how much a difference the interior is in a 3 series. As for the HP in the 3 series,since it's a lighter car,It may not be that big of a deal.
Are there any years in either model that I should stay away from? Are there some that are more DIY friendly than others? I am capable of fixing the majority of things and I have a mechanic that does right by me for the other problems that may arise.
That's about it for now,I'm sure I'll have more questions later.