The connection between the engine and transmission is an engineering marvel; the shifting is flawless and the transfer of power is immediate. Convertible top lid and trunk lid must not make contact with each other when opening risk of damage. Now the car makers don't understand why more people are buying cars made in Korea-Japan -Germany- ect. Yes, even in the snow. The convertible top lid and convertible top can now move freely.
The car handles beautifully, and gives me the ability to tightly take corners without worry of it not holding the turn. If necessary raise the seat. This car was purchased new in Sarasota and garage kept. With snow tires, it handles great in the snow! Had to replace tires as they were original and for piece of mind, I replace the serpentine belt, thermostat and water pump, Since then, I put 25,00 miles on it. The convertible is nice just in time for the summer and is wonderful. I bought it in 2014 with 24,000 miles from 80 year old lady who took good care of it.
The only issue I have with the car is when I don;t make a full stop when slowing down and then apply the gas, the car seem to delay a bit a jerk into acceleration. I have had it for 4 years. I have 8 coats of Mothers paste wax on the outside under the hood and trunk lid. Moving off the on ramp onto the freeway and I'm going 55 to 85 in a blink of an eye. I regret not getting the larger engine because of the horsepower difference, but other than that, I have no complaints. If necessary, lift up rear bench seat.
Just a little annoying and frankly, do not know what to do about it so. I commute to work in it, I drive it all year. Other than that, great car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On back country roads I get 26-27 mpg and on the highway I get 30-31 at an avg 70mph. This is the procedure I got from Alldata cut and paste but no pics, sorry. It has great styling on the outside and understated elegance on the inside. For the money you can't find a better value! Top down any time the temp is above 55 degrees, which is a lot in Colorado! When drive units are disconnected, only drive with convertible top closed it is then not possible to lock the convertible top lid. .
Ask any mechanic and they'll tell you the same. The current 3-series generation is several years old, but the car doesn't feel dated so much as well sorted. Under the car it looks like a rusty bucket while the outside is in showroom condition. Compared to the alienating instrumentation of. Under the hood, the in-line six delivers smooth, hesitation-free power at the tap of the gas pedal.
This car has very rarely been driven in snow and always kept in the garage in winter. Everything on this car works including the very rare navigation system! For instance, I think some of the newer cars -- the Z4, X3 and 5-series sedans -- are ugly enough to unknit the fabric of space-time. It helps to get the great gas mileage as you must use premium in the car. They point to the company's effortlessly rising sales figures and direct me to the nearest rolling doughnut. These 325s have a great reliability factor as I've had them with as many as 210k miles and they always got me there in comfort and safety! Don't listen to anyone who says you can get away with midgrade; it's just not true. I've rotated the tires, changed the oil and that's it. I leave it and live with it.
I bought it with only 42,000 miles on it and have added 10,000 over the past year. Maintenance was either performed at the dealer or at a franchise car repair facility. I've owned many cars over the years, but have never had one like this that makes you smile every time you turn the key and start driving; it's a thrill you just don't get tired of. . .
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