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BMW 3 Series, Wagon
#327 of 346 Re: Audi a3 vs BMW 325xi wagon [guitarmaker]
Feb 24, 2006 (10:18 am)
Comparing the Audi A3 3.2 to the 325ix, you are comparing a sports car with a little extra cargo space to a small sporty fast wagon (but still a wagon). These are two different personalities.
And it doesn't take long for the differences to come out. DSG with paddle shifting is standard on this Audi as is the firmer sports suspension (some would say too firm). Put the car into "S" as opposed to "D", and the car abandons any pretention that it is anything other than a sports car.
The A3 gets compared to small sporty wagons because there are no hatches in the US market that offer its combination of performance and refinement (and high cost). But this is no wagon (reviewers liken this A3 to the TT coupe, not the A4 Avant), and that can be good or bad depending on your needs/wants. There is a lot more than just size and cargo space that distinguishes these cars from each other.
#328 of 346 Re: Kayak Tie Down 325 wagon? [texblues]
Apr 08, 2006 (10:39 am)
having the same problem - were you able to figure it out?
#329 of 346 Re: where are all the wagons? [womble]
Apr 10, 2006 (9:39 pm)
The only place where I've found the 3 series wagon in the SFO Bay Area is Weatherford in Emeryville/Berkley. I drove a manual with premium but no sport package. There was also an auto there. Was expecting a firmer ride with better road feel. Guess I would have to get the sport package. The other places I've looked are in the north bay. What shocked me is one of the other dealers said 80-90% of the cars are leased?! Seems like most of the other used wagons I've come across were originally sold/leased on the east coast then shipped out here after the original lease. Not sure how large the market is for these. I can't find any other alternatives for this price and below when cross shopping.
#330 of 346 advice on subleasing
Sep 30, 2006 (9:47 pm)
This is my first time I am buying/leasing a car. I am looking at 2004 325ci coupe. I came across a sublease for this car. Carfax history looks clean. I want to know if I have to have a mechanic or a BMW dealer inspect it before I sublease the car. The manufacturing warranty is still active. It will be great if I get good advice on this.
Thanks in advance
#331 of 346 Time for a title change???
Nov 27, 2006 (6:41 pm)
Now that the E90 wagons are being sold here in North America as the 328i and 328xi, I'm thinking that the following title is a bit too long:
BMW 3-Series Wagons (323 iT, 325i, 325xi, 328i & 328xi)
How's about this instead:
BMW 3-Series Wagons E36 and later
Or simply this:
BMW 3-Series Wagons
#332 of 346 Re: Time for a title change??? [shipo]
Dec 28, 2006 (12:33 am)
3 Series Sport Wagons?
#333 of 346 Re: Time for a title change??? [shipo]
Dec 28, 2006 (10:33 am)
Hi shipo, I'm sorry I don't think I saw this post.
I like badnews' suggestion, 3-Series Sport Wagons - what do you think?
#334 of 346 Re: Time for a title change??? [pat]
Dec 28, 2006 (12:04 pm)
Since that is now BMWs official designation, who am I to argue?
#335 of 346 Re: Time for a title change??? [shipo]
Dec 29, 2006 (4:26 pm)
Do I win a prize?
#336 of 346 Re: Time for a title change??? [badnews]
Jan 01, 2007 (1:21 pm)
Yes, you have won a free lifetime membership in CarSpace!