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Old 03-23-2005, 12:36 PM   #1
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320i vs 325i

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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?
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Old 03-23-2005, 01:11 PM   #2
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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
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Old 03-23-2005, 05:25 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 03-26-2005, 08:20 PM   #4
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325

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
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Old 03-27-2005, 06:05 PM   #5
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Old 04-21-2005, 07:22 AM   #6
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I have a 325 xi i'd choose it any day ova a basic 320. 320 offers no options,no xeons etc.
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Old 04-21-2005, 08:51 AM   #7
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320 is tooo wannabe IMO
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Old 04-21-2005, 11:15 AM   #8
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Exactly what I think about them.
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Old 05-07-2007, 11:27 PM   #9
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I just bought a 2003 320i today.

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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.
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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, 320
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:42 AM   #11
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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, 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.

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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.

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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
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:40 PM   #13
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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, 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
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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.
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:53 PM   #15
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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 .....
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