We did notice bigger fuel-economy steps in the lower gears than we'd prefer, but the action of the five-speed in our 328Ci couldn't be faulted. Even on newly paved freeways, the rearview mirror keeps up a side-to-side shimmy that might provoke seasickness in those who keep a close eye out for coppers closing on their rear flank. This car still gets looks with some decent rims Rial Salerno concave rim. We never tested the former 323i cabrio, but the new one whooshes from rest to 60 mph in 7. A spectacular collection of vintage cars was circling the makeshift racetrack at Jack Murphy Stadium renamed Qualcomm in 1997 in San Diego. A range of option packages is available on the coupes. Unlike many convertibles, the 323Ci has the appearance of a sports-coup, as opposed to a convertible-with-the-top-up -- meaning the top's not a distraction or utilitarian device that should only be used when it rains.
The small ridges on the rear view mirrors deflect the wind -- sending away from the rear facing glass surface and side windows. Two vehicles from one company sharing one platform? There's also a button on each seatback to motor the front seats forward double-quick for even easier rear-seat entry the seats even know to return to their original positions. I am convinced nothing from germany is worth owning after 2 years. First, let's affirm the indisputable improvements. This car is a work-of -art! But compared with its beloved predecessor, it's no structural leap forward. Ever notice how Santa's gut jiggles more than Ben Affleck's? The rear window is at last made of scratchproof glass, and it's heated.
The matte finish on the dash provided better visibility by deflecting glare, and the beige seats, carpeting, and passenger compartment enhanced the roomier cockpit. Regarding the chassis, there's little to complain about in terms of raw numbers. The car on display -- in champagne metallic with matching leather interior -- was in our estimation one of the best designs of the show. I didn't know much about cars when I first saw it, but that 325 convertible seemed to represent everything I wanted to be --sporty, sophisticated, intelligent, and fun. There, we feel much better now.
At a gala open house held one chilly, damp spring day, fans rejoiced at the unobstructed views, terrific replay monitor, and superb concessions. Violations of copyright will be prosecuted under the fullest extent of the law. So now comes the 323Ci, in a new generation that is the biggest of the little Beemers. Now for the less convincing progress. The only qualms in reliability are the electronics, with door unlocker, power windows and some lights malfunctioning. One of the main contributors to this impression is an overly conservative stability-control system, now made standard. Windows and sunroofs need to be be kept lubricated and used judiciously.
The steering, which feels a little less precise and weighty than in the last generation, is nonetheless crisp, with good turn-in off center and progressive feel. These unwelcome developments were mitigated by the car's increased refinement and a slight hike in its performance relative to the former E36 car, helping it retain a spot on our 10Best list. I'm given no explanation other than it's temperamental. Detractors noticed the concrete already had cracks in it, there was standing water on the upper decks, puddles in the few remaining cheap bleacher seats, and a wind-tunnel effect that made the whole place feel cold and uninviting. The coupe's windshield cant, subtle chrome, and finer interior detailing set it further apart from the four-door. With the top up wind noise was minimal. Hit something hard enough and the interior of this car will look like the Michelin Man's stuck inside.
It also accented the gear shift and door panels. Very nice car, some rattles, but a good ride. So, after years of legal and political jiggery-pokery, the new Comerica Park hey, everything's for sale these days opened in April to great fanfare. Although the blind spots are wider than in the old car, they're not dangerously so. Top down with flags flying, I wanted to be that pretty blond in the driver's seat more than anything else in the world. Both engines can be had with five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmissions.
Motown just got a brand-spanking-new baseball stadium. It hugs the road as if it were on a light rail. We felt the need to switch it off during spirited driving on dry, well-known roads to prevent power from being dramatically cut at the merest hint of wheel slip. Soon, we'll see a convertible, a wagon yes, here in America too and eventually, a new M3. Plastic parts need to be replaced about every 60,000 miles.
We're all in favor of this sort of proliferation. Oh, the axle ratio was shortened from 2. Great car for german car enthusiasts by Doug W. It handles better in the snow than many 4wd pickup trucks thanks to its near perfect 50:50 weight distribution. Doing so brings total luggage volume to 11 up from nine in the E36 ragtop. I have owned two of these cars both E46 and the headliners in both were atrocious. But that car is gone, and we'll just have to get over it.
Never left me stranded but one time. However, despite the larger proportions the 323Ci gains more horsepower and gets better gas mileage both freeway and city. Its headliner looks as solid as a coupe's; only a bit of metal is exposed at the window tops. The manual is much more fun, I get better mileage, and it is white instead of black. Second gear had superior range and was my preference -- it providing great control and power through the varying grades and abundant curves.