The ' Ci ' looks better, but the ' i ' handles/drives better.
Just my 0.02
Just my 0.02
Sean, can you Elaborate ?Sean said:The ' Ci ' looks better, but the ' i ' handles/drives better.
Just my 0.02
Hey Alex,ALEX325i said:Hey Alan,
How's it going bud? Haven't "seen" you around lately. Hope all is well.
I guess Sean is referring to the whole body rigidity thing...Alan F said:
Sean, can you Elaborate ?
Two and half weeks ago I took delivery of my new 330i which replaced my '00 328Ci.Alan F said:I was just wondering because one day in the future when I trade in my 330Ci I was thinking of possibly getting a 330i (or some other 4 door) and wanted some peoples experiences.
Whenever I drive my 2 door I feel like I am driving a sports car but I can't imagine the 4 door feeling the same way. I know the cars are almost the exact same but does the 4 door feel like your in a sports car.
Don't knock me for saying this but the Ci is a really 'cool' looking car. Whenever I look at mine I can't help but think that I wouldn't have the same feeling looking at a 4 door.
Then I will see a nice 3 series 4 door on the road and think to myself how good it looks . . .
Same here. Whenever I would get service loaners when taking the 328Ci in, they were mostly 323i units w/o SP. I really did NOT like the non-sport steering wheels, step (no offense anyone) or the 'softer' suspension.Alan F said:Johnm 330Ci . . . I feel just as lame as you when I say the ci is 'cooler' but I can't help but feel it is
Also, you make a good point about driving the 323i . . . whenever I get a loaner it's usually a 323 4 door and for some reason I just don't feel like I am driving a cool car . . . There I go again with that word. It has nothing to do with it being a 323, I think it might be because it doesn't have the same 17 inch wheelsor maybe because its a 4 door but I will say that when I drive my 330 around with my non-sport wheels I don't feel as cool !!
BTW I have the sport package but bought the non sports for winter use
Oh yeah, two and half years ago when I chose the 328Ci, the children all went in the same car - minivan w/ either the wife or me. Now, the older two are always at this birthday party or that soccer game and we often go separate directions w/ children. Car seats are a MAJOR PITA in the coupe.Alan F said:Yipper . . .
Awesome write up . . . so overall do you get the same feeling driving the 4 door over the 2 door or do you feel like an old man now ??
I have 2 little ones and I agree, the 2 door is a pain in the a** when I have to put one of them in the back and buckle them into thier car seat !!
Yipper said:2002 330i...
I concur, the '02 330i feels firmer than my '00 328Ci (17" vs 16" wheels?) and the steering is definitely sharper (again, 17" wheels or tighter steering)?Sean said:Alan,
To me the Ci feels heavier (which it is). The sedan is more rigid, especailly without fold-down seats (less creaks and rattles) it maybe has a little firmer ride with SP vs. a coupe (rigidity?) The steering to me appears to be sharper and it also feels like it handles the S curves better than a coupe. I've spent sometime in a 01 330i and I can tell enough of a difference between it and my 330Ci.