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Old 02-12-2004, 04:16 AM   #1
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Is the 330CI a lot better

I have a328i '99 but I am looking to get a 2002 330ci is the difference in ride ...ect worth the $

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Old 02-12-2004, 02:29 PM   #2
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Absolutely not. Your car has MUCH better throttle feel and steering weighting. And if you already have the Sport package, it's the same suspension anyways. Your car is also lighter.

Keep it. If you really want a coupe, get an '00 328Ci.
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Old 02-12-2004, 04:58 PM   #3
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Absolutely not. Your car has MUCH better throttle feel and steering weighting. And if you already have the Sport package, it's the same suspension anyways. Your car is also lighter.

Keep it. If you really want a coupe, get an '00 328Ci.
yup, stock for stock, the 330 is a bit faster, but go ahead and test drive both, you'll see what I mean. I test drove the 330 and 328, ended up liking the 328 much more

plus, the sedan is stiffer than the coupe, thats y most companies now race with sedans
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Old 02-12-2004, 05:36 PM   #4
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Re: Is the 330CI a lot better

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I have a328i '99 but I am looking to get a 2002 330ci is the difference in ride ...ect worth the $
If it were my decision.... I'd stick with the 328i you have now.
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Old 02-12-2004, 05:54 PM   #5
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why are sedans stiffer than coupes? espically since bmw uses the same E46 chasis for both coupe and sedan?
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Old 02-12-2004, 07:15 PM   #6
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Cause of the bar that runs down both the doors, it gives better stability and covers more while the coupe has this big opening from the big door, so when you take turns the chassis is stronger on the sedan because of that extra bar. Someone correct me?? I got the right theory but I'm bad at putting it in words

P.S. By bar I mean the one inbetween the front and rear doors
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Old 02-12-2004, 07:28 PM   #7
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Yeah i would stick with the 2000 328 also..test drove a couple 328ci' and 330 cis and i likes the 328's better
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Old 02-12-2004, 09:30 PM   #8
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ohh cause of the stronger and bigger B pillar
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Old 02-13-2004, 02:39 AM   #9
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anyone who says they test drove 330 and 328 and liked 328, just say you liked 328 because it's cheaper...
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Old 02-13-2004, 03:01 AM   #10
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What about the new 2004 330Cis? Are they better in handling/performance then the 328? Because I too have a 328i sedan and Im thinking of getting a coupe.
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Old 02-13-2004, 03:02 AM   #11
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the 330's have 225hp and sport suspension stock...the 328's only got 192 (not sure) and regular suspension..plus the 330's come with more standard features, but of course i higher price
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Old 02-13-2004, 12:14 PM   #12
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New 330i with performance package=
my buddy has 1 on order
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Old 02-13-2004, 01:42 PM   #13
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anyone who says they test drove 330 and 328 and liked 328, just say you liked 328 because it's cheaper...
Have you driven both are do you just talk out of your ass on the regular?
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anyone who says they test drove 330 and 328 and liked 328, just say you liked 328 because it's cheaper...
Um.... actually no After everything, my 328i came out to just over 45g's brand new fully loaded, with a few extra goodies added by the dealership, and the 330 I was considering was cheaper by 3 g's, so no, I did not get the 328 cuz it was cheaper, I got it cuz I liked how it drives better, u must be a 330 owner

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New 330i with performance package=
my buddy has 1 on order
hell yea, My brother is getting one soon
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