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Liquid
07-23-2006, 07:41
I am looking at getitng a new car and keeping in the 35k range. I was thinking of getting the new BMW 325i, the new model comming out in September. Or a 2005 BMW 525 for roughtly the same price.

James

commander
07-23-2006, 13:12
Originally posted by Liquid
I am looking at getitng a new car and keeping in the 35k range. I was thinking of getting the new BMW 325i, the new model comming out in September. Or a 2005 BMW 525 for roughtly the same price.

James Are you thinking about the new 328i coupe that's due out in September? I think it will have a base price around 37K or a little more but by the time you add options it goes up considerably. The 325i sedan should still be in the 35K range, nicely equipped it may be more like 44K but I suppose it depends on how you want it equipped.

I just ordered my 2007 335i yesterday. The base model is 40,600 but I added about 9K in options.

Can't wait 'till October.:cool:

Norman
07-23-2006, 18:51
Originally posted by commander
Are you thinking about the new 328i coupe that's due out in September? I think it will have a base price around 37K or a little more but by the time you add options it goes up considerably. The 325i sedan should still be in the 35K range, nicely equipped it may be more like 44K but I suppose it depends on how you want it equipped.

I just ordered my 2007 335i yesterday. The base model is 40,600 but I added about 9K in options.

Can't wait 'till October.:cool:

Wow...

http://www.bmwusa.com/nr/rdonlyres/051b18c2-cb78-4489-8f56-cc0fd9bf474a/0/new3coupe_overview_img.jpg

That's sexy. It looks leaner, more muscular. My eyes immediately go towards the rear end, though. Less invasive of a rear end. The only thing I don't like about it is the taillights. Seems like BMW has been playing with the rear end and taillight design for some time now trying to find something that "sticks." And I haven't really seen a winner yet. This one looks particularly similar to a Hyundai Sonata's rear end.

BMW
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b181/redcapote/GlockTalk/bmwrear.jpg

Hyundai Sonata
http://us1.webpublications.com.au/static/images/articles/i26/2633_4mg.jpg


I'm sure you'll enjoy it though. This isn't meant to be a knock, moreso my own thoughts and observations.

Rob1035
07-23-2006, 18:56
Me personally? I wouldn't give a dime to BMW corporate, so nothing new. Even worse, I probably wouldn't buy anything newer than a 95 M3, which to me is the epitome of a sports sedan....

However, for $35k, you can definitely get a cherry 330i ZHP (Performance Package) which is for most enthusiasts a much better car than any 325 of any iteneration...

http://www.linquist.net/motorsports/bmw/330i_small.jpg



For you, we need to know what you'll use it for? Any track, hard driving? Hauling 4 kids? hauling clients? etc etc. Cars are tools, and it helps to know the job you want to do before you pick a tool. Although sometimes you pick up a tool and learn to love the job its for, but I digress....

Liquid
07-23-2006, 20:35
commander thats the one. well looking at e90post the price starts at $35k i might add leather for $1,500. i was also thinking about taking the trip munich to save around $2,500. it would mainly be for regualr driving. i am finance occasionaly i will have to go to a cleints house or office but hardly have them in my car and i have no children so i do not need 4 doors. i think i am going to go for the coupe.

fnfalman
07-24-2006, 15:07
Hmmm...let's see...South Florida and no kids...

http://w3.ebank.hu/bmwe30/z4_1.jpg

Norman
07-24-2006, 16:06
:faint: :faint: :faint:

commander
07-24-2006, 19:04
Originally posted by Norman
This one looks particularly similar to a Hyundai Sonata's rear end.
Sorry, I don't see Hyundai at all. I see a little more resemblance to:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v302/taylorplayer7/750i.jpg

Norman
07-24-2006, 19:21
Sure, it looks exactly like its bigger cousin. But I don't understand how you can say you don't see it at all. I mean, look at it, and please, be honest. It's not about proving me right or wrong, it's about me not thinking I'm crazy.

I mean they don't look IDENTICAL, but they have some pretty strong shape similarities, the "reverse" light is built into the design underneath the red "brake" light... working into a trapezoid-shaped license plate area (albeit upside down on the BMW)...

somebody tell me I'm not crazy. Seriously, don't you see some resemblance? I mean, it didn't strike me (the similarities) for schits and giggles. I immediately thought, "hmm, that looks kinda like the Sonata rear."

Marauder.45
07-24-2006, 19:43
BMWs are for drivers, it's a shame to have one and not drive it.

A nice 330xi is sweet, the z is nice too.

525 is a wussed out excuse for a bimmer.

Get a few year old M.

Liquid
07-26-2006, 19:38
the m;s r nice its tempting i couldnt go with a z i am 6'5". so a 3 coupe it is

Marauder.45
07-26-2006, 19:56
Can't go wrong in t a 3 series

You could probably p/u a 2-3 year old M3 for that 30-35 range. You won't be dissappointed.

If I could live with only 2 doors, that would be what I am driving now.


Even the 328 or 330 will leave you smiling.

adamgh81
07-28-2006, 09:19
I'd personally go with the 2003 M5...thats just my taste for BMW's or smaller M3 but sounds like you want 4 doors.

tgtshuter
07-30-2006, 13:07
I spent approx $36K for my '06 325. Not "loaded", but "nicely equipped". :cool:
I've read where people got better deals than that.

Ordered it with manual trans (of course ;)), Sports Pkg, Premium Pkg, Xenon headlights, Comfort Access, metallic paint.

commander
07-31-2006, 16:52
I just got word that production on 335i's with Navi has been delayed until September. That means mine won't arrive here until late Oct or early Nov.:miff:

The good news is it will be coming with Real-time Traffic Information integrated with the Navigation System. A new feature for the 2007 3 & 6 series. :cool:

Now I can't wait for November.

Falcon501
08-01-2006, 20:10
For 35k I would go with an E39 M5.. :)

amd4me
08-02-2006, 13:00
Originally posted by fnfalman
Hmmm...let's see...South Florida and no kids...

http://w3.ebank.hu/bmwe30/z4_1.jpg
She has fake **** and her eyes are too far apart so she looks like a chesty goldfish.

Norman
08-06-2006, 01:48
Originally posted by amd4me
She has fake **** and her eyes are too far apart so she looks like a chesty goldfish.

I'm sorry, all I heard was "I'm gay, blah blah blah, I'm gay."


:supergrin: :clown: :supergrin:


So, are you saying you'd hit it like a champ?

streeter69
08-06-2006, 12:28
Originally posted by amd4me
She has fake ****

I will agree, I think the right is leaking. I would still spank it tho:supergrin:

I See Antis
08-06-2006, 12:50
Originally posted by Norman
I'm sorry, all I heard was "I'm gay, blah blah blah, I'm gay."


:supergrin: :clown: :supergrin:

:uglylol: :uglylol: :uglylol: :animlol: :animlol: :rofl: :rofl:

tnoisaw
08-07-2006, 11:05
I bought a 91í 735il a few months ago off ebay. Itís in great shape but high miles. It runs great! Above all, I got it for 2,500.

amd4me
08-07-2006, 11:34
Originally posted by tnoisaw
I bought a 91í 735il a few months ago off ebay. Itís in great shape but high miles. It runs great! Above all, I got it for 2,500.
I have a friend who Just bought a 1999 750IL and he says it is great.
He lives out of state though so I have never driven it.

FARW10ring
09-01-2006, 22:57
FWIW, I bought a 2006 325i with sport, adaptive xenon, and steptronic for about 37. That was with 1 additional year of maintenance putting it at 5 year 100,000 and the paint and interior protection (comes with free periodic detail jobs).

I haven't looked back. It's a fantastic car and is made to be driven. It's manners seem better the harder you drive it. If you are on the fence, here's a breeze pushing you the 325 way. Or I gues you could wait and get a 328 sedan. Not sure about pricing on that.

hankhan
09-01-2006, 23:16
I've had a couple of 7's and four 5's and one 3 (a M). The one I really liked was a 540 with the sport package. Great handling car. The 3 with the M package was fast but not as versatile as the 540.

Ron3
09-02-2006, 22:28
I can't help you. I kinda liked the 325i (looks) but I just did some research on it.

3350lbs, 225hp, less than 190lb ft of torque? The magazines didn't see that impressed by it's handling either. A Toyota Camry would be more fun to drive.

I think it's way overpriced for a mild-performing sedan.

JMO.

Ron3

Tennessee Slim
09-02-2006, 23:33
Originally posted by Ron3
...A Toyota Camry would be more fun to drive....
Sir, put down the crack pipe and STEP AWAY from the keyboard!!!

Rob1035
09-03-2006, 06:39
After driving my mom's 05 325 Touring (Sport Package, makes a HUGE difference...), I have reached the conclusion that unfortunately, BMW still hands down makes the best sports sedans out there. Crisp handling, enough power to keep you out of trouble, great brakes, good looks, nice interior. The all around package

Ron3
09-03-2006, 23:37
Originally posted by Tennessee Slim
Sir, put down the crack pipe and STEP AWAY from the keyboard!!!

I'm just saying, if you don't mind not having a back seat you could buy a 2004 Corvette Z06 for the same price (Mid $30K) and a far better handling, braking, accelerating car. Would still get upper 20mpg on the highway too.

How about a subaru WRX? $10000 cheaper and I bet it would handle, brake, and accellerate just as good as that BMW, and also has 4-doors.

Okay, I'll give you that the Toyota Camary wouldn't handle as good as the 325i, but it would out-acceralate it.

Ron3

.223bark
09-11-2006, 14:30
check out his 335i link

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24172

T Earl
09-15-2006, 17:20
Check out the Mercedes C230 sedan.