My opinion is that you should test drive both and buy the one that you like
the best. The 330 series has improved standard features, and some of them
can't be bought on a 325. Nevertheless, I am not buying the car so my
opinion doesn't count for much.
If you want Xenon lights, the 'Adaptive Xenon Headlights' option is a
fantastic deal .
Obviously, if you don't want or need Xenon lights, then don't get it.
But if you are even considering this option, then it would be a foolish
mistake not to get it. You cannot duplicate it in the after-market for
anything close to what BMW is asking. And, what after-market lights are
available, it won't have the adaptive feature.
I bought a 2003 330xi and still wish it had more power!
I don't comprehend why someone would buy a 325 just to NOT get a sunroof,
If you want fuel economy and less power is ok with you, then 325 is great.
I had a 540 and to drop down to a 325 was just too slow, just not for me.
But if you don't care, then it's great, you'll save on buying price and
It is still a fabulous car, just a little less juice!
Yeah, no Sports Package or anything. I guess there's no accounting for
taste. After adding the steptronic, leather/heated/power seats and a few
more goodies they priced out within a few K too so that wasn't the reason
(although a few thousand here - a few thousand there...) If I decided on the
330 I would definitely have had the manual transmission. This way the wife
can drive it too.
I've had Corvettes, SS Monte Carlos, etc. and was more into the handling
than the raw power this time. The 325 has plenty but, admittedly, the 330 is
Really... an automatic and you are worried about being balanced?
Bad idea, buying a car to suit the wife's occasional use. Better to
teach the wife to drive a standard. Or trade her for one that can... ;-)
I drove both, but only the steptronic models, and also chose the 325i. The
new 325i offers allot of performance for the dollar and is probably equal
to, or even better in performance than last year's 330.
Definitely drive both. I got a 325i with premium package, adaptive
headlights, steptronic and satellite radio pre-wired for much less than I
would have paid for the standard 330.
Oh absolutely! I didn't find out about this until after I bought mine.
I'll be picking my next one up over there. I was trying to talk my wife
into trading her 4-runner in for an X-3 and then I found out their built
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