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Old 05-13-2008, 09:16 PM   #1
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325i vs 325xi Which is better to buy

I plan on buying a new BMW which would be better a 2005 325i BMW or 2005 325xi BMW?
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Old 05-13-2008, 11:49 PM   #2
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Its personal peference, I would get the 325i, i prefer the rwd than awd. Also depends on what kind of driving you will do in the winter
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:28 AM   #3
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As the owner of a 330xi, I say get the 325i. RWD is more fun and gets better mileage. With a set of good winter tires, you will get pretty close to AWD traction.

When you decide on a vehicle, remind the dealership to NOT touch the vehicle and get it reconditioned right away by Apollo Detailing. Dealerships use glazes and generally make a muck of a good trade. Used car dealers are the worst. I remember seeing a 1998 Ferrari Spyder a while back at a dealer in Richmond Hill. When I saw it a day or two after its arrival, it was in decent condition and only lightly swirled. One week later after a dealer wash, the Ferrari looked like it had been washed with steel wool and dawn.

Needless to say, I have more advanced techniques.

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Old 05-14-2008, 04:36 PM   #4
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As the owner of a 330xi, I say get the 325i. RWD is more fun and gets better mileage. With a set of good winter tires, you will get pretty close to AWD traction.

When you decide on a vehicle, remind the dealership to NOT touch the vehicle and get it reconditioned right away by Apollo Detailing. Dealerships use glazes and generally make a muck of a good trade. Used car dealers are the worst. I remember seeing a 1998 Ferrari Spyder a while back at a dealer in Richmond Hill. When I saw it a day or two after its arrival, it was in decent condition and only lightly swirled. One week later after a dealer wash, the Ferrari looked like it had been washed with steel wool and dawn.

Needless to say, I have more advanced techniques.


I could never tell the difference between a 700 dollar BMW "SPA" package from the dealership to a 300 dollar "SUPREME CLEAN" at a auto detailing buisness.
if you ask me those 2 money scams can easily be avoided by going to the maxbimmer detailing forums and doing the shit your self. save your self a pretty penny.
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:13 PM   #5
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As the owner of a 330xi, I say get the 325i. RWD is more fun and gets better mileage. With a set of good winter tires, you will get pretty close to AWD traction.

When you decide on a vehicle, remind the dealership to NOT touch the vehicle and get it reconditioned right away by Apollo Detailing. Dealerships use glazes and generally make a muck of a good trade. Used car dealers are the worst. I remember seeing a 1998 Ferrari Spyder a while back at a dealer in Richmond Hill. When I saw it a day or two after its arrival, it was in decent condition and only lightly swirled. One week later after a dealer wash, the Ferrari looked like it had been washed with steel wool and dawn.

Needless to say, I have more advanced techniques.
I have to disagree not all dealerships use glazes when I use to work for a few BMW dealers doing detailing for them I never use glazes to hide swirl marks and hide scratches so what your saying here is not all true. the one thing I don't get is why do you trash the auto industry that you work in.
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:41 PM   #6
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I have to disagree not all dealerships use glazes when I use to work for a few BMW dealers doing detailing for them I never use glazes to hide swirl marks and hide scratches so what your saying here is not all true. the one thing I don't get is why do you trash the auto industry that you work in.
My experience in the detail industry, and I'm certainly not referring specifically to you, is that few people put the effort into doing the job right, or if they do put the effort in, they do not have the education to do the job properly.

I have never worked in a dealership. But I am very familiar with their techniques, products, and I have even toured several different detailing departments. For a brief three-day period, I went to see what the competition was like and worked at a shop in Newmarket. I wasn't impressed, not by a longshot. To be fair, not all shops are like them.

I think it has fallen behind other trades, such as automotive painting. I believe the job should be done right, don't you?

I think detailers should:

1) Aim for 70-90% correction instead of 30-40% and restrict the use of glazes/fillers and use clean polishing pads and replace them when worn
2) Use clean claybar on just about every detail. It should not be a rarely used item, covered in so much dirt and grime that it looks like it was dragged across the floor
3) California Water Blades - throw them out! Use WW Microfibre so the paint doesn't get scratched/swirled. It's not even that expensive.
4) Brushes should be thrown out as well. I do not believe that they belong anywhere near a vehicle.
5) Stop relying on bulk products and choose based upon quality instead of cost.

Just a couple examples.

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Old 05-25-2008, 01:27 AM   #7
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[quote=HoldenC;1152653]As the owner of a 330xi, I say get the 325i. RWD is more fun and gets better mileage. With a set of good winter tires, you will get pretty close to AWD traction.

i have a 01 325xi and i get 550 km to the tank, if you need better mileage then that, then go see about a toyota prius...
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Old 05-14-2008, 01:33 AM   #8
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:54 AM   #9
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e46 Sedan > Coupe

Unless its an m3.
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e46 coupe > sedan
Maybe for the e36

But for the e46 Sedan > Coupe

But M3 All

The E46 Coupe looks ok, it looks like a female version of the m3 and the stock bumper is the ugliest bumper ive seen any BMW. The e46 coupe needs to be modded to look good but even heavily modified, it wont get a 2nd look next to a bone stock e46 m3 with the more agressive hood and wider fenders. The e46 sedan pre and facelift look great even when they're bone stock.
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:07 PM   #13
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Maybe for the e36

But for the e46 Sedan > Coupe

But M3 All

The E46 Coupe looks ok, it looks like a female version of the m3 and the stock bumper is the ugliest bumper ive seen any BMW. The e46 coupe needs to be modded to look good but even heavily modified, it wont get a 2nd look next to a bone stock e46 m3 with the more agressive hood and wider fenders. The e46 sedan pre and facelift look great even when they're bone stock.

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Old 05-14-2008, 06:22 PM   #14
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Oh Sneaky, you crack me up buddy
Your car gets extra points, because it the swagger of being a vert


Obviously when it comes to the cool factor, Coupe > sedan. Even I think that I dont need a sedan and should have got a looks. TI tell myself that I should have got a coupe sometimes, i don't really need the 4 doors.
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:28 PM   #15
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Your car gets extra points, because it the swagger of being a vert

Coupes are cooler because they look more like sports cars while sedans look more like family cars, even i sometimes think about trading for a coupe...cause I dont need 4 doors....but when it comes to pure looks, the Facelift sedan is the hottest e46 save for the m3.

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