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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 08-13-2005, 08:45 AM
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I'm not saying the 325 is horribly underpowered or anything like that...but based on the 2 test drives that I've had in the past few days, I must say I was a little dissappointed b/c I was expecting the 325 to be more peppy. Of course, both 325i's that I test drove recently had superior handling and a great ride plus lots of other things that I thought are awesome.
The last time I posted to this particular thread I had not yet owned a BMW, but was attracted to the conversation since I was looking for a '94-'95 325ic 5-speed. Since owning my 325 for 17 days now, I have discovered how phenominal this car is. There is too much to write about but I want to say the character of acceleration allows for different types of driving. When my wife is in the car (nearly 9 months pregnant) I can shift under 3,500 rpm and it is smooth and easy. When I have an open road and feel like really pushing the machine (and it is a fine machine) I shift at 6,000+ and it is smooth and exhilerating (for lack of a better word). I'm still learning how to drive this car but I love when my wife asks me to go get something from the store.
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