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BMW 3 Series, Wagon
#307 of 346 Re: iT or xiT [kyfdx]
Mar 25, 2005 (1:51 pm)
Unless you're in a snowy climate I don't see a necessity to pay for AWD, but they're both great choices.. I just went through my first winther in Chicago with a 325iT on stock tires (not sport package of course) without any problems beyound an expected bit of fishtailing in turns on snow.. In rain RWD has been just fine. I actually felt better in it than I did in my FWD Acura CL-S
#308 of 346 Kayak Tie Down 325 wagon?
Mar 27, 2005 (11:36 pm)
2004 325 wagon and love it, has enough power for the wife who is primary driver, but I could use a little more..........
I'm looking for a way to tie down a pair of touring kayaks, these are sitting on a Thule rack with standard straps around the belly of the kayak which works great for local trips below 35mph........
I don't see a way to tie down the front and rear of the kayaks so we can take these on the freeway. I know I should have checked this out before purchasing this car.........
Come on BMW this is a Sport Wagon, not a shopping cart, put some way to tie stuff down, why even have the roof rack.........
Any ideas would be great, before I start hacking.
#310 of 346 Re: 2000 323iT after 23k miles [brechbiel]
Jun 13, 2005 (12:49 am)
I'm considering a 2001 or 2002 325xiT, but haven't driven one yet. Do you know if the accelerator pedal location problem (too far left) was fixed for '01 and/or '02 in the 325xiT? I have an on-again off-again sciatic nerve problem that acts up if I drive a car with a poor ergonomic arrangement like you described. I appreciate you bringing that problem to our attention.
#311 of 346 Wagon Radio
Jul 25, 2005 (2:35 pm)
I just got back from my 4th visit to the dealer and they tell me my radio is playing to spec - it has lots of static on AM stations that other cars I have owned play perfectly - FM is OK but not really good. (My other current car is an '04 Acura TL and the radio is terrific!) The dealer tells me that the problem is with 325 wagons and that there is nothing else they can do. Does anyone out there have any related experiences or any advice?
#312 of 346 Re: iT or xiT
Jul 25, 2005 (4:36 pm)
Anyone that claims that they need AWD for rainy weather should, IMNSHO, do the rest of the motoring public a favor and use public transit.
#313 of 346 325 Xit: Large enough for baby and gear ??
Sep 06, 2005 (5:31 pm)
Have an old (99) 323i sedan and like it (but it is getting old) and a New Beetle......oh, and a 10 month old baby. Space is getting a bit tight in the 323 and the New Beetle is only for the solo parent running errands....too cramped a back seat to buckle/unbuckle a car seat. By the time you toss in a Mclaren stroller and a few bags of groceries etc, the thing is crammed and the back seat of the 323 is not that great either. I am 6'2.
Would the 325 xit wagon be an improvement over the 323 sedan? I am not prepared to go for an SUV or van yet........unless I hear that a wagon such as a 325 won't work.
The 5 wagon is sweet, but also comes at 50K+ price tag (too rich for my blood now).
Other ideas if the 3 wagon won't work?
#314 of 346 Re: 325xi Ground Clearance [tel5]
Oct 07, 2005 (3:17 pm)
Sorry for the delayed response...but I just saw your Post today. I had to write BMW Corporate to get this information, because I couldn't find it either. Here is their response: "The approximate ground clearance on a 2005 325i with the Sport Package is 6.5 inches." Don't know if it would have been any different for the earlier model or "xi".
Speaking of ground clearance...have any 3-series wagon owners had issues/problems...with dirt roads, rutted roads, potholes, steep driveways, flooded streets, parking lot obstacles, etc.?
#315 of 346 Re: 325xi Ground Clearance [parachute]
Oct 08, 2005 (10:12 am)
No problem with road clearance on my '05 325xi wagon. Can't say the same for my '04 Acura TL.
#316 of 346 Re: 325xi Ground Clearance [armand]
Oct 10, 2005 (2:32 pm)
Thanks so much, Armand.
Another question for all Bimmer owners. Just got Sapphire Black exterior. Am thinking about going for the $699 "Touch of Class" protection offered by the dealer. Is it as good as they say? Does it beat cheaper non-dealer competitors? Is it worth it? (I am not a waxer...so would love to get something to keep the exterior as nice as possible...for as long as possible.)