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Old 06-18-2002, 02:41 PM
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Edmunds Convertible review

Not sure if this has been posted already.

Edmunds compared 4 convertibles under 55k and the bmw came out way ahead.

Link: http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/compa...5/page007.html

I like this point the best as is pointed out a lot by other reviews. Even though bmw may not have the most hp it most often has the best times.

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We've been raving about the creamy perfection of the 3.0-liter single-banked six, though, with an output of 225 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque, it was the weakest powerplant in this field of four. Yet this engine managed to propel the 3,616-pound machine from 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds, the fastest of the four.
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Old 06-18-2002, 02:55 PM
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Damn, I had no idea Edmunds had such in-depth comparisions...for free to boot. The first I've ever seen to actually rate audio systems as well.
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Old 06-18-2002, 05:34 PM
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Old 06-18-2002, 06:57 PM
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I've been getting very tempted to trade in both the 330 and the Eclipse for one of the Cic's !!

I've even thought of trading the Eclipse in for a 325Cic 5 speed and keeping the 330Ci but I know that is being too greedy

Everyday I keep telling myself don't do it.

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Old 06-18-2002, 07:34 PM
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Old 06-19-2002, 11:28 AM
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I'm not as enamored with my 330cic. Mine's a year old and I'm already looking around at what my next purchase will be.

It's a fine crusier, don't get me wrong. And compared to the rest of the field of four seat convertibles it wins hands down. I guess I was just expecting the sportiness of my 328i to translate over and it didn't.

If I wanted to tour the coast top down with my wife, no better car to choose though.

PS. Edmunds is flat out wrong about the HK system. Either that or they changed it for 2002.
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Old 06-19-2002, 12:29 PM
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I'm not as enamored with my 330cic. Mine's a year old and I'm already looking around at what my next purchase will be.

It's a fine crusier, don't get me wrong. And compared to the rest of the field of four seat convertibles it wins hands down. I guess I was just expecting the sportiness of my 328i to translate over and it didn't.

If I wanted to tour the coast top down with my wife, no better car to choose though.

PS. Edmunds is flat out wrong about the HK system. Either that or they changed it for 2002.
What year was the 328i?
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Old 06-19-2002, 12:34 PM
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1999 ; my first e46. Loved that car, should've never gotten rid of it.
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Old 06-19-2002, 12:43 PM
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1999 ; my first e46. Loved that car, should've never gotten rid of it.
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damn, I was hoping he would say E36 so that I gloat about E36 supremacy
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Old 06-19-2002, 12:49 PM
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I love ya Nate.

Of course, the possibility he had had an E36 did cross my mind. But I have also consistently contrasted the '99 and '00 E46 with the '01+ E46s.
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Old 06-19-2002, 12:51 PM
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I love ya Nate.

Of course, the possibility he had had an E36 did cross my mind. But I have also consistently contrasted the '99 and '00 E46 with the '01+ E46s.


You should go check out a '02 E46 with the rumored "better than 328 steering"
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Old 06-19-2002, 12:59 PM
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You should go check out a '02 E46 with the rumored "better than 328 steering"
No matter how many times Alan F insists it's better, I'm not buying it. (Sorry Alan.)
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No matter how many times Alan F insists it's better, I'm not buying it. (Sorry Alan.)

I have 3 words for you Tom . . . .


test drive it . . . . test drive it . . . . test drive it . . . .

PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-19-2002, 06:05 PM
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I've even thought of trading the Eclipse in for a 325Cic 5 speed and keeping the 330Ci but I know that is being too greedy

Everyday I keep telling myself don't do it.
DO IT!!!

It is a nice car

Lots of fun
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Old 06-19-2002, 06:14 PM
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DO IT!!!

It is a nice car

Lots of fun
True it is . . . but I don't think I'd want 2 BMW's plus I was thinking about keeping the eclipse for a year and then upgrading it to the newer body style . . . I like having a japanese car because it really provides variety when i switch off from car to car . . . The whole idea of having 2 daily drivers is variety
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Old 06-19-2002, 06:18 PM
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True it is . . . but I don't think I'd want 2 BMW's plus I was thinking about keeping the eclipse for a year and then upgrading it to the newer body style . . . I like having a japanese car because it really provides variety when i switch off from car to car . . . The whole idea of having 2 daily drivers is variety
S2000?
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S2000?
Don't you remember the whole thing about a four seat convertible?

BTW, stop telling everybody to buy things they don't want/need!
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LOL, and you're the poor victim of Clem's corrupting.
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LOL, and you're the poor victim of Clem's corrupting.
Do the words second mortgage mean anything to you The temptation is getting to me
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Do the words second mortgage mean anything to you The temptation is getting to me
Nate has me this close to buying at least one Dinan product for my poor innocent little car.
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Old 06-19-2002, 07:24 PM
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LOL, and you're the poor victim of Clem's corrupting.
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Nate has me this close to buying at least one Dinan product for my poor innocent little car.
Me?


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