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Old 07-16-2020, 10:30 AM   #11
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One day to go. Still at 414k. Wonder what the run up will be...

Edit: D'oh! $14k

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Old 07-16-2020, 10:47 AM   #12
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One day to go. Still at 414k. Wonder what the run up will be...
Um, that would be rather remarkable.
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Old 07-16-2020, 11:09 AM   #13
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One day to go. Still at 414k. Wonder what the run up will be...
S54 swap candidate.

I'd say that the 323i drive a LOT better than the 325i if you want a stock RWD one.
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Um, that would be rather remarkable.
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Old 07-16-2020, 11:57 AM   #15
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S54 swap candidate.

I'd say that the 323i drive a LOT better than the 325i if you want a stock RWD one.
Why is that? (She said, revealing again her dilettante car enthusiast status.)
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Old 07-16-2020, 12:24 PM   #16
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Why is that? (She said, revealing again her dilettante car enthusiast status.)

For one... 323 and 328 had better steering vs. later 325 and 330 models
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Yeah, the steering felt way better. 2001 was the WORST year for steering, but IMO, the 323/328 had better steering than the late cars as well.

For another, cable throttle.

For another, the extra torque made a real difference vs. the 325, and with an intake and a chip, the motor wakes up at the top end.

Edit: The 328 sucked, because it was barely better than the 323. The 330i was, obviously, a whole different animal, but you can put the 3.0 in either car. And if you put it in the 323, you get an M54B30 WITH a cable throttle! The only downside of the 323 is that it comes with dinky brakes stock, but it doesn't really matter.
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Why is that? (She said, revealing again her dilettante car enthusiast status.)
Fancy word! Maybe it's the immigrant engineer in me, but I had to look that up.
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Yeah, the steering felt way better. 2001 was the WORST year for steering, but IMO, the 323/328 had better steering than the late cars as well.
LOL. I so remember that on my new then 01 330ci. I had the bmw “fix” by them actually paying for a better feel rack. I still can’t believe they listened to enthusits enough to flit the bill for anyone that wanted it.

That was the old BMW.
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