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Old 04-07-2013, 03:25 PM
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going from 2003 325 i to 2010 or 2011? 328i

i've had 1989 635 csi (loved it), a 2000 525i (ok) and a current 2003 325 I that I just love and hate to part with and trying to keep if I can afford without trading, a 2010-2011 328i. Its time for a newer car even though my work horse, powerful 325I has the best handling, steering, sporty drive. I just dont know how much longer its going to continue to go without giving me any trouble! Has over $110,000 miles. Dont know much about cars and will like if someone can answer this girls' stupid questions:

1. In terms of E46, F 30, E 90 which I have just heard for the first time, what is my 2003 BMW 325 I and what is a 2010 and 2011 328i?

2. Is there a handling or driving difference between the 2010 and 2011 328 i?
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:44 PM
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1. You have an E46
2. 2010-11 is either a E90 (sedan) E91 (wagon) E92(coupe) E93 (vert)
F30 refers to 2012+ Sedans

There will be no difference in the handling driving between a 2010-2011 328i. Any difference would come with whether it has the sport package, M-sport package, X-drive (all wheel drive), or none of these.

On the Rear wheel drive 328i Sport or M-sport package will get you a lower, firmer suspension
On an AWD (aka 328i-Xdrive or 328xi) the sport and M-sports do not get the sport suspension

I would suggest you find a few 328i near you with and without the sport suspension and test drive to see which you prefer.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:15 PM
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Thanks so much for reply, very helpful. Going to test drive both this week.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:38 PM
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If you were considering a 325 e46 you might consider a 330 e46

If you were considering a 325 e46 you might consider a 330 e46
or a 06 330 e9x . The difference is the e46 is smaller and the e9x is more
of a cruiser. Both 330's have more power with no real hit on gas mileage.

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Old 04-11-2013, 12:27 PM
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110,000 miles is nothing for an E46. Unless you're scared by $2000/year in maintenance, just keep it.
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:37 AM
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i've had 1989 635 csi (loved it), a 2000 525i (ok) and a current 2003 325 I that I just love and hate to part with and trying to keep if I can afford without trading, a 2010-2011 328i. Its time for a newer car even though my work horse, powerful 325I has the best handling, steering, sporty drive. I just dont know how much longer its going to continue to go without giving me any trouble! Has over $110,000 miles. Dont know much about cars and will like if someone can answer this girls' stupid questions:

1. In terms of E46, F 30, E 90 which I have just heard for the first time, what is my 2003 BMW 325 I and what is a 2010 and 2011 328i?

2. Is there a handling or driving difference between the 2010 and 2011 328 i?
In many ways I preferred my 2003 325i to any other BMW I've owned. Newer models are less sporty and really luxury cars these days. The E46 was the last three series I'd consider a driver's car.
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