Trailing arm bushings get sloppy and really effect handling, so expect those after 60,000 miles. Any sale of a new car to you by a dealer after we have passed on your Enquiry to that dealer as a lead, is a sale by that dealer not by us. I plan on changing mine so the grey becomes an accent. I have the 5 speed manual and it has always been extremely smooth and fun to drive. Those back seats flip down for extra carrying capacity if needed, and there's an optional ski bag available for those who view snow as a source of fun rather than a nuisance. The soft top functioned commendably during the test, though it did have a minor foible along the way see chart. It's silky-smooth to shift and the ratios are well thought-out, but I was somewhat surprised to read that fifth gear is direct and not an overdrive cog.
Sadly it looks like they discontinued it for the E46 but you may find them second hand. We now have an m6 and very happy with that. The interior is plush, but very business-like. Two-stage front airbags, reduced steering effort, a Cold Weather package and Dynamic Brake Control round out the major changes for 2001. And some things need to be tossed into the waste bin altogether.
Small trunk space -so prepare to pack light on trips plus for males, major complaint for females. And for us skiers, it has a pass-through bag to hold a couple of pairs of skis. They also make an excellent plug in bluetooth module that sets all the controls on the steering wheel and stereo to work your phone and stream music and phone calls. Any authorized motor car dealer to which we pass on your Enquiry as a lead will provide you with full details of the price at which the vehicle will be sold to you. There's plenty to like in terms of driving. I have no problem with AutoWeek's first-place winner.
The 2001 330 ci Convertible is the perfect car for me. Plastic will eventually go brittle and crack but heating it up then cooling it down over and over again will accelerate the process. First of all dealer maintenance is costly. It must be well-insulated, as we didn't experience excessive noise from driving in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the freeway, nor did it seem to get especially cold while traipsing through chillier climes. The steering has been lightened up a bit on this current version, but it doesn't seem to make much difference in its high-speed handling.
I wanted to keep the X5, so I asked my salesperson at the dealership to let me know when an older model 3series gets traded in. So should you get one? It's a very well thought-out car. The 103kW 318i appeared in April 1992, and ran right through until 1999 when the E46 appeared. Two-stage front airbags, reduced steering effort, a Cold Weather package and Dynamic Brake Control round out the major changes for 2001. The seats are comfortable and the interior has held-up really well all things considered; we pile dogs in mastiffs and pitbulls and messy neighborhood kids. The most important are the sub frame bushings and the rear diff bushing.
Steering is precise and quick and the whole car is confidence inspiring throughout a corner. First the control arm bushings are done. Once you pass 100k miles a lot of stuff has to replaced and in my case it's all come up at the same time. When we call, we will discuss with you your new car requirements. Moving on, a 330ci with a strong engine pulls very well. The sport package gives you orange lighting on the dash and controls which is the only thing that truly dates the car.
The pedals are ideal for a bit of heel and toe rev matching but I do find the footwell a little cramped and I often find my right foot brushing the carpet. A joy to drive; the steering is on point; car manuevers perfectly, and extremely responsive. The greatness: it starts every time. We understand that you will only complete an Enquiry if you can trust us to protect your personal information and use it appropriately. The end result is that some parts of the car that get the hottest were made of a material that is not ideal for heating up and cooling down continually. He called as soon as this 330i came in.
My car runs as well as the day i purchased it and nothing leaks and for a 9 year old car with 125k i am happy. The M3 coupe, for instance, has an image of outstanding power, balance and brutal style. Going by long term reviews before I bought the car that was an issue from new. Think I need a newer model for safety. The most relevant E36 coupe to the 330Ci, the 328i coupe, was not released until June 1995, powered by a 142kW 2. I had my mid life crisis when I was twenty five so I picked up an E46 330ci to play with. The gear box is excellent after changing the bushings… , the engine is excellent and the chassis a delight.
But even with all this, I'd have preferred a more simplistic design. Larger wheels and brakes are part of the engine upgrade. I had to replace an oxygen sensor shortly after buying it, but other than that I cannot complain one bit about the car. I would recommend this car too anyone. Handles awesome even in the pouring rain. S so people of all ages are picking them up.