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Old 04-06-2013, 11:55 PM
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Deciding whether on 320i or 323i E90

Hey guys,


I've been looking at to buy my first second hand 320is made around 2008 with < 50,000 km on them and was pretty much set to buying a 320i.

However, during a lot of searching, ive come across a very disconcerting information regarding the 320i, particularly their spark plug and coils(?) failing a lot, leading to high maintenance costs and such for the N43 engine.

After reading that, ive been looking at 323i instead which seems to be a bit higher but still in my price range and uses a 6 cyl engine (i think the N53).


Can anyone give some advice on these 2 specific models (other models are out of my price range and also think bigger engines will cost me too much fuel) regarding if the 323is are more reliable than the 320is?


Thanks and any experience is greatly appreciated
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320i is under power... 323i is a sweet ride... A bit more expensive to buy but you enjoy the car much more
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