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jstalin
03-23-2005, 01:36 PM
Hello,

Is there any advantage the 325 has over the 320, other than engine size? What would be better, a 2002 325 or a 03/04 320?

SebSter
03-23-2005, 02:11 PM
i would get the earlier year 325 for a few reasons

1. its faster
2. probably has more options, the 320 is likely just the basics
3. the pre-"updated" look of the e46 is much nicer than the newer ones
4. an extra year or two really wont make that much of a difference in terms of reliability if you have it checked out properly

shimajer
03-23-2005, 06:25 PM
I have both the 325i and 320i , the 325i the pre-facelift and the 320i the facelifted. I would recommend the facelifted because i personally think it looks nicer. For 325i and 320i, as performance wise, it's not big of a deal. However, it is a better deal to buy the 325i because it comes with xenon, foglights and the interior is way better than the 320i. I think it also comes with a moonroof for the 325i.

dtthiaga
03-26-2005, 09:20 PM
I'd say the 2002 325.

The 2002 325 is the facelifted version, which is pretty much the same as the 2005 325.

The 325 will give you Bi Xeons, Fogs, Aluminum Rims (320 is steal rims) plus the engine. Moonroof is still on option on the 325. You also get a few aesthetic differences on the outside as well.

Just get a low mileage 325 manual and you will be happy.

BMW.ca rates the following three cars as follows:

320i: Acceleration 0-100 km/h, man/auto (sec.) 8.7/9.8
325i: Acceleration 0-100 km/h, man/auto (sec.) 7.6/8.6
330i: Acceleration 0-100 km/h, man/auto/SMG (sec.) 6.8/7.4/6.8

bmwm5lover
03-27-2005, 07:05 PM
Say no to 320i's.

BeemsXI
04-21-2005, 08:22 AM
I have a 325 xi i'd choose it any day ova a basic 320. 320 offers no options,no xeons etc.

rodo
04-21-2005, 09:51 AM
320 is tooo wannabe IMO

Axxe
04-21-2005, 12:15 PM
320 is tooo wannabe IMO

Exactly what I think about them.

Sneaky
05-08-2007, 12:27 AM
I just bought a 2003 320i today.

Air Conditioning
AM-FM Stereo
Compact Disc
Power Windows
Power Locks
Leather
Bucket Seats
Cruise Control
Tilt Wheel
Drivers Air Bag
Passenger Air Bag
Anti-Lock Brakes
Traction Control
Anti-Theft
Keyless Entry
Power Mirrors
Sunroof

Has everything i need including the steering wheel swiches lol. And the gas milage is amazing on these cars. I plan on getting some 18 inch zhp style gun meal rims though.

StikiGreenZ
05-08-2007, 09:47 AM
320 is tooo wannabe IMO

Yup, I think people that have'em only have'em to show they can afford a bimmer or something.

Unless you got an M3 or something and want a gas saver on the side, *uzi* 320

Bartacus
05-08-2007, 11:42 AM
Yup, I think people that have'em only have'em to show they can afford a bimmer or something.

Unless you got an M3 or something and want a gas saver on the side, *uzi* 320
Umm, no. Dumb statement to make. Some of us couldn't justify the extra 5-7 grand for 15 more horse and a few extra options which definetly aren't worth the money (or they weren't for me in 2001). Didn't make sense to me at the time.

That being said, modding a 325 is easier. They don't sell the 320i in the USA, so the USA aftermarket is limited, especially for engine mods. Unless you enjoy ordering your stuff directly from Germany, its tough. Most cosmetic mods (body pieces, trim, etc) are the same fitment as a 325, so no issues there.

Bart

Sneaky
05-08-2007, 01:19 PM
Umm, no. Dumb statement to make. Some of us couldn't justify the extra 5-7 grand for 15 more horse and a few extra options which definetly aren't worth the money (or they weren't for me in 2001). Didn't make sense to me at the time.

That being said, modding a 325 is easier. They don't sell the 320i in the USA, so the USA aftermarket is limited, especially for engine mods. Unless you enjoy ordering your stuff directly from Germany, its tough. Most cosmetic mods (body pieces, trim, etc) are the same fitment as a 325, so no issues there.

Bart

Yeah man. I could have bought a the same year 330 with more miles but I decided the bragging rights werent worth it. And I love my gas saver :D

shimajer
05-08-2007, 05:40 PM
Yup, I think people that have'em only have'em to show they can afford a bimmer or something.

Unless you got an M3 or something and want a gas saver on the side, *uzi* 320

what a retarded statement lollll in that case, you shouldnt get a 330 because it's not a m3. i got a bike so i dont care about how slow my 320 is. How can you say people cant afford it? i bought it new and i could have bought an used 330 with that money. what's your point? i know a lot of people are on lease for M3s, so that makes them rich loll

StikiGreenZ
05-08-2007, 10:47 PM
Not a question about being rich; question of buying a base model BMW with most of the cool features that make a BMW a BMW.

Hubcaps on a BMW? No thanks. You're posing that you have one to those who dont know any better. But to each their own, I simply wanted to state my opinion, and I have.

330ci05
05-08-2007, 10:53 PM
if you wanna mod the car for "SHOW" then i would get the 320 and use the rest of the money on mods and make it look good like shimajer .... if your not and just want a daily driver that looks good and has extra's and some more balls get the 325 .....

Bartacus
05-09-2007, 09:17 AM
Not a question about being rich; question of buying a base model BMW with most of the cool features that make a BMW a BMW.

Hubcaps on a BMW? No thanks. You're posing that you have one to those who dont know any better. But to each their own, I simply wanted to state my opinion, and I have.
LOL! God your idiotic comments make me laugh! What makes a BMW a BMW isn't "cool features", its the DRIVING experience. If you bought a BMW because of "cool features", seek mental help IMMEDIATELY my friend. :) Your right about the hubcaps though; I thought that was pretty stupid too.

Bart

shimajer
05-09-2007, 04:40 PM
i am not even going to comment anymore. i dont see ur e36 rims on ur e46 look any better than hub caps

and dont call people wannabes... because i am proud to have a 320. my plate says 320.. what does ur say? "i am so cool i drive a 330" hahah

Sneaky
05-09-2007, 05:43 PM
i am not even going to comment anymore. i dont see ur e36 rims on ur e46 look any better than hub caps

and dont call people wannabes... because i am proud to have a 320. my plate says 320.. what does ur say? "i am so cool i drive a 330" hahah



LOL people like him are the kind that equate cars with their penis length.

Bartacus
05-09-2007, 05:59 PM
LOL people like him are the kind that equate cars with their penis length.
Cocktail wieners FTMFW!!! :D

Bart

StikiGreenZ
05-09-2007, 11:02 PM
i am not even going to comment anymore. i dont see ur e36 rims on ur e46 look any better than hub caps

and dont call people wannabes... because i am proud to have a 320. my plate says 320.. what does ur say? "i am so cool i drive a 330" hahah

Very mature.

diezel06turk
05-10-2007, 03:52 AM
boys, jstallin just asked ppl for their opinions,thoughts and the difference between the two models ...y is every1 in an argument now? you guys should calm down...and "jstallin" i drive a 3.25 and i luv it. I havent had any problems wit it so far..its got 95xxxkms... but gettin an 04 or an 05 3.20 is a smarter choice... its a newer car and if i was used nicely chances are u'll have less problems with it...

shimajer
05-10-2007, 03:55 AM
Very mature.

lmao man..

and this is very mature? "Yup, I think people that have'em only have'em to show they can afford a bimmer or something. "


diesel,
the guy is asking if he should get a 325 or a 320. why is a guy with a 330 bashing on 320s ? very mature indeed

diezel06turk
05-10-2007, 04:24 AM
"shimajer"

what he gets doesnt matter man either way hes gettin a e46 bmw
and he has made a great choice..

about the guy bashin on 320s, ya he shouldnt have said nething bcuz as u said in ur previous post a guy wit an m3 could be bashin on his 330. and im pretty sure he wouldnt like that happening.

shimajer
05-10-2007, 04:43 AM
well if you see my previous posts, i've suggested that he should get a 325. i mean, if i was to get another e46, i would get the 330 or m3 AND i could afford it with my current job (leasing of course), but i would never say a 320 is a wannabe... thats what a 4 year old would say.

i love all bmws, i love e30s, e36s, e46s... as long as u stick with a bimmer, you win.. i think for another $4000-$5000, you get a different engine than the 320, you get sunroof, xenons.. it's definitely worth it.

Sneaky
05-10-2007, 07:33 AM
i love all bmws, i love e30s, e36s, e46s... as long as u stick with a bimmer, you win.. i think for another $4000-$5000, you get a different engine than the 320, you get sunroof, xenons.. it's definitely worth it.

I have a 320 with every option available....It has everything A 325 has ie sunroof, streering wheel controls...the only think it doesent have is the Xenons.

1BADBMR
05-10-2007, 10:59 PM
Why are we bashing each others bimmers (320/325)? WTF???
We should be bashing all the ricers, not our own kind.

jstallin, IMO I would get the 325 just cause I'm a speed freak.
But if that is not in your budget, the 320 is a great platform to start on.
Lowered and slap some rims on it, and your good to go.

diezel06turk
05-11-2007, 04:00 AM
[QUOTE=1BADBMR]Why are we bashing each others bimmers (320/325)? WTF???
We should be bashing all the ricers, not our own kind.

QUOTE]

we really shouldnt hate on nobody man. i have respect for any1 that modifies a car cept the domestic shit boxes, (ESSPECIALLY the srt4s fkin #1douche bags). i have even more respect who modifies German cars specially bmws

StikiGreenZ
05-11-2007, 09:26 AM
It was never my attention to hate on anybody!

Let's all be friends! *love* Down with ricers!


i have respect for any1 that modifies a car cept the domestic shit boxes


I happen to be one of those!:(

lmnop88
05-11-2007, 01:28 PM
This argument is still going on?

Let's just embrace all the variations in models. In some markets, there are even E46 318i models. I don't know if that makes it any less of a BMW. Different people have different needs.

Going by the mentality of some people here, I guess 7series or 5series owners can also call us 3series guys posers and wannabes?

automadness
05-11-2007, 09:47 PM
i got a 330 but i took the 330 off the back of my car i think it looks better without not like some people who peel 320 and put 330..lol

diezel06turk
05-12-2007, 05:06 AM
I happen to be one of those!:(


hey man im sry to dissrespect u like dat...i should have been more clear.. i really hate those sunflowers and cavalier and the srt4...just cant stand seem them ..... plz tell me u dont drive 1 of those..lol

StikiGreenZ
05-12-2007, 04:15 PM
http://www.stikigreenz.com/files/3.jpg

That's my Cavalier. Yup, it's a domestic. :cool:

Thanks for stating your opinion, to each their own. *th-up*

lmnop88
05-12-2007, 05:10 PM
That's my Cavalier. Yup, it's a domestic. :cool:

Thanks for stating your opinion, to each their own. *th-up*

uh.. yea...

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