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Thinking about a 330ic!

I am thinking of buying a 2002-2004 330ic what do you guys think? Any major issues? rwhp/tq ? Anything helps.

1995 SL500 red / black w/ ]RENNtech wheels. For sale
1992 sl500 red/tan 154k. 4sale also best offer.

Looking for 1999-2002 500sl or 93-1999 sl600
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Can't think of anything off hand wrong with the car other than part pricing. Great that you want this year(s) instead of the Bangle fuck up now for sale on the showroom. Am I the only one who thinks the new three series is cheap and ugly looking?
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i actually really like the new 328xi coupe.

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i actually really like the new 328xi coupe.
I like the 328 hard top convertible .....
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Can't think of anything off hand wrong with the car other than part pricing. Great that you want this year(s) instead of the Bangle fuck up now for sale on the showroom. Am I the only one who thinks the new three series is cheap and ugly looking?
I don't know, from certain angles, such as flying off a cliff, it looks rather nice.

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It's the best of the Bangle bungles, but I agree the previous series is much better looking. I saw a new one yesterday and in person it's not too offensive.

The 6 and the 7 were disasters.
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I am thinking of buying a 2002-2004 330ic what do you guys think? Any major issues? rwhp/tq ? Anything helps.
Last of the pre Bangle cars, really nice.

My friend let me drive one of them just today; it was a 2004 330ci sport, with the M suspension.

What a blast. tons of power, plenty of engine noise and tire noise, no idrive and other junk, just a really nicely crafted, really attractrive car that handles like a slot car, great seats and steering wheel, and an honestly usable rear seat - amazing!

A fantastic little car. He has too many cars in his garage and might let it go for $20,000 for me, but the price he wants for it in the market is $23,000, it has 32,000 miles and the service history, no accidents or rust
I wonder if it is a good deal?

It is royal blue over a black interior, an automatic with the M suspension package.


He said it is so responsive, you can get overzealous and wreck it - plenty of immature drivers do. I could see it happening. It is a totally involving car and boy does it rev - all the way to 6800rpm before shifting gears

These cars really put a smile on your face. I love them.

If you really want a good little sport sedan that can seat 4, this is the one.
It would be hard to beat this:

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Found something very smiler localy on ebay here from a guy i bought from before . has 55k on it and asking 17k or best offer. Would like to go drive it first.

1995 SL500 red / black w/ ]RENNtech wheels. For sale
1992 sl500 red/tan 154k. 4sale also best offer.

Looking for 1999-2002 500sl or 93-1999 sl600
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It sounds like a REALLY great price. But check it out thoroughly, ans ask to look at the records. Sometimes when it looks too good to be true, it is....

They are good everyday cars, I would think. But very involving to drive, and as was said, you can get over your head if you overestimate your skills.

They look pretty well screwed together. I am seriously thinking about this one I mentioned

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