View Full Version : BMW 325i...anyone here own one?


kevinwholder
10-10-2006, 7:51 PM
In the final decision phase of buying my next car and about settled on an 06 325i fully loaded.

Any advise from you beemer owners?

Zanski
10-10-2006, 7:58 PM
Keven my best good bud owns one.... I can help you buy it if you want, I'm a Auto Broker in my spare time... Sold cars for 6 years. Just got out of it in June. Let me know what questions you have. I charge 300 to find the car and nego. the whole deal. but ill answer your ?'s for free...

kevinwholder
10-10-2006, 8:07 PM
already got a deal working unfortunately.. PRETTY SWEET DEAL if I say so myself.. Plus, preapproved financing requires I go through an authorized dealer..

Zanski
10-10-2006, 8:11 PM
Let me know what it is before you pull trigger. Also i need msrp of car so i can match perfect. new or pre-owned? Dealer? I know how some guys are about asking for help, but with a phone call i can help you save 1,000's just let me know. Yeah, i actually call the dealer and work them a little. so you would still buy from a bmw dealer. Market on bmw is strong so i can def. help.;)

George
10-11-2006, 9:18 AM
I have an '03 M3 (not exactly the same), but I have driven an E46 325 and 330. They're the best handling, most nimble cars you'll find for the money. The M3 is just all of that x100 with an 8K redline.

As for resources, try looking through these news groups. They've been invaluable to me for information on my car. In your case, if you buy from a dealer, you'll have that as a resource, but mine came off warranty 2K after I got it:

www.E90Fanatics.com
www.e46fanatics.com
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/index.php

gwen_o_lyn
10-11-2006, 10:50 AM
sorry to mention this Kevin, but this is what I think of when people mention the 3 series beemers.....

so I was listening to morning radio, and they listed the top ten gay cars.... well just check out the link:

http://www.gay.com/style/auto/package.html?sernum=501

But for another spin.. about.com doesn't have the 3 series listed- now it's the 5 series for the year 2006

http://gaylife.about.com/od/gayproductreviews/tp/gaycars.htm

Fun stuff :D

Atlanta Aquarium
10-11-2006, 10:58 AM
I have a 530i and a Z4. Have nothing bad thing to say. It's a great and fun car to drive. I prefer the 5 over the z because it ride better.

kappaknight
10-11-2006, 11:14 AM
The gay list is lame... I would have to say most people that own a jeep aren't gay, even if gay people do own jeeps.

Atlanta Aquarium
10-11-2006, 11:53 AM
There is a BMW track at Greenville, SC that you can take a spin on. I never been on the track but a customer of mine told me about it. I didn't realize this until I bought the two cars that some of these people are fanatic about the BMWs. Like this customer of mine, they own a 7 serie and also an 8 serie as well. They had it brought over from Europe on the 8 serie. I didn't know they made 8 series lol. There is club that you can join and meet. It's too much for me.

George
10-11-2006, 12:55 PM
Don't listen to the BMW h8ers, Kevin.

Simon.Kruger
10-11-2006, 1:15 PM
Hey Kevin, even i'm looking for a M3 Cab. I know cars and Beemer's are great.

Have a look at the new 335i Coupe, thats an absolutely awesome car.

tsciarini
10-11-2006, 1:46 PM
Simon... you need to talk to Tom about the M

tdwyatt
10-11-2006, 3:13 PM
:D

the new 335i can be optioned with a twin turbo with NO TURBO LAG!!!


The M series of the cars are turly some of the best handling most awesome street cars on the road (and not too shabby on the track, either!)

Zanski
10-11-2006, 6:47 PM
man no car has anything on the new Lexus LS... any car that can parrallel park itself is the ****!!!:lol:

is_that_a_fish
10-11-2006, 7:00 PM
we were looking at the bmw 3 series, but ended up getting a 07 jaguar x type 3.0, it comes with AWD standard, but it was a bit pricey at 45,000, but i have no complaints....:)

gwen_o_lyn
10-13-2006, 10:08 AM
we were looking at the bmw 3 series, but ended up getting a 07 jaguar x type 3.0, it comes with AWD standard, but it was a bit pricey at 45,000, but i have no complaints....:)

A $45,000 FORD??? :o

Zanski
10-13-2006, 10:11 AM
Can you say negative equity :lol:

kevinwholder
10-13-2006, 10:59 AM
well I did it!! got my new 325i.. She is purty!!!

2006 325i -- Black w/tan leather interior -- 12k miles
includes:
premium package
sport package
sirius sattelite radio
lots of bells and whistles

finaly price was just a hair (and a very small one at that) over $30k (including tax/tag and title)..

She is a BEAUTIFUL car..

tsciarini
10-13-2006, 11:01 AM
um.... pics???? You know the rules here!

Zanski
10-13-2006, 11:01 AM
See, should have asked me to help... :( but enjoy your car...

kevinwholder
10-13-2006, 11:03 AM
not a bad deal at all.. very very please with it..
I will take some pics and post them later today.. :-)

kevinwholder
10-13-2006, 11:05 AM
Hey Kevin, even i'm looking for a M3 Cab. I know cars and Beemer's are great.

Have a look at the new 335i Coupe, thats an absolutely awesome car.

Simon, now it is your turn.. I saw a few M3's and one M5. Those cars are WAY outta my price range right now but are SOO FREAKIN' NICE..

So, when you gonna get it??

George
10-13-2006, 12:14 PM
That's an excellent deal, Kevin. Especially in this town and with BMW dealers not having factory holdback. Priced with those options, it's in the upper 30's for that car new and 12K miles is on the low end (though typical for the insanely low mileage leases BMW does).

Enjoy the ride. When Simon gets his M, we'll have to go for a ride in the hills.

tsciarini
10-13-2006, 12:36 PM
Enjoy the ride. When Simon gets his M, we'll have to go for a ride in the hills.

A ride? I want to drive it!!!

gwen_o_lyn
10-13-2006, 1:59 PM
well I did it!! got my new 325i.. She is purty!!!




woo hooo Congrats!!! :thumbs:

You can deliver critters in style. As long as those hermits don't expect me to own a beemer.... don't spoil 'em, k??

is_that_a_fish
10-13-2006, 8:16 PM
gwen please do some more research before you downgrade anyones car. As we "car people" all know that ford taking over Jaguar wasnt exactly bad. All they did was improve them, not downgrade them, if anything jaguar benfited from ford taking them over, and that doesnt mean that the engine in my jag is a ford motor, the only thing ford did was improve their electronics. the only car companys ford really has a say in is Mercury and lincoln. Oh and kevin congrats on your buy, beemers are top notch, just stating my opinion.

gwen_o_lyn
10-13-2006, 8:39 PM
I'm just messin with ya for the most part.. :)

I've drove the majority of cars on the road and have plenty of experience when it comes to which cars can take a beating and which can't. The more bells and whistles, the more problems in many cases. But I'm clueless when it comes to motors and such.

I actually used to rent cars over at the Jag dealership in Roswell.... so when we showed up with a non-jag rental, many times the customer would say, "oh I thought I'd get a jag" (the dealership has a loaner program and would sometimes run out and that's where we came in) and then we'd always joke, "all our jags are in the shop like yours" ...... we never said it to the customer....

good times, good times...

no offense to your car...

you can say all u want about my car... it gets me from A to B and that's it.. cars are a waste of money for the most part.

but hey, I'm just jealous cos I can't afford the car I really want!!! :D


ok another car story.... I used to always tell Matt his car was a piece of crap (not mentioning what kind, but its american) and he would get so mad. Then when his transmission went out at 62K miles, he started agreeing with me.. ha!

tsciarini
10-13-2006, 10:12 PM
that doesnt mean that the engine in my jag is a ford motor,

actually it is the same motor... but I dont want to be near any of this debate either *slowly steps backwards*

Zanski
10-13-2006, 10:56 PM
actually it is the same motor... but I dont want to be near any of this debate either *slowly steps backwards*

shhhhhh!!! dont let the secret out....:lol:

kevinwholder
11-02-2006, 8:16 PM
I have some pics but cannot get this drag and drop thing to work.. can anyone advise if there is a problem with it?

gwen_o_lyn
11-02-2006, 8:18 PM
Do you know how to disable drag and drop and attach pics the old fashion way?

Your car is very nice btw!!!!

tsciarini
11-02-2006, 8:19 PM
test

tsciarini
11-02-2006, 8:20 PM
works fine for me...

Kevin
11-02-2006, 8:34 PM
Kevin, make sure the size of your pictures are under 500k and you shouldnt have a problem

Simon.Kruger
11-03-2006, 8:08 AM
I bottled out of the M3 and purchased a 330Ci Convertible with Sports Pack.

I am so happy with it. Not the M3 power, but also not the M3 price either.

Kevin
11-03-2006, 8:28 AM
very purty Simon

ljuhl
11-03-2006, 12:29 PM
I've just traded in my 2 year old Z4 for an Acura RL. And now I already miss it. Wish I can keep both cars.

kevinwholder
11-03-2006, 8:04 PM
I've just traded in my 2 year old Z4 for an Acura RL. And now I already miss it. Wish I can keep both cars.

your Z4 was sharp bud!! However that RL is a nice one too.. Let's see some pics

kevinwholder
11-03-2006, 8:09 PM
still cannot figure this drag and drop things out.. so here goes the old fashioned way.. LOL

http://www.ngareef.com/BMW/interior.jpg

http://www.ngareef.com/BMW/side.jpg



http://www.ngareef.com/BMW/side2.jpg

http://www.ngareef.com/BMW/side3.jpg

kevinwholder
11-03-2006, 8:10 PM
I bottled out of the M3 and purchased a 330Ci Convertible with Sports Pack.

I am so happy with it. Not the M3 power, but also not the M3 price either.

Simon, that is one seriously nice car dude... congrats... :thumbs:

Kevin
11-03-2006, 8:11 PM
Very nice caar Kevin

kevinwholder
11-03-2006, 8:12 PM
Your car is very nice btw!!!!

Aww thanks.. those crabs enjoyed their ride on their way to their new home the other day..

kevinwholder
11-03-2006, 8:13 PM
Very nice caar Kevin

Thanks bud.. Now I just have to figure out waht all these dang buttons are supposed to do.. Pressed one the other day and the mirrors folded in.. Scared the heck outta me..

It really is true.. You can take the boy out of the country, but you cannot take the country outta the boy!! LOLOL:D

Kevin
11-03-2006, 8:15 PM
Aww thanks.. those crabs enjoyed their ride on their way to their new home the other day..

Alright children, this forum is supposed to be clean LOL:fish:

gwen_o_lyn
11-03-2006, 9:40 PM
Alright children, this forum is supposed to be clean LOL:fish:


excuse me, but what are YOU thinking?????

These are innocent (spoiled) crabs taking a cruise in a fine BMW and u turn it into something naughty- shame on u Kevin!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Kevin
11-04-2006, 7:47 AM
Lmao

kevinwholder
11-04-2006, 10:34 AM
excuse me, but what are YOU thinking?????

These are innocent (spoiled) crabs taking a cruise in a fine BMW and u turn it into something naughty- shame on u Kevin!!!!!!!!!!!! :D


Too funny.. LOLOLOL

JustOneMoreTank
11-05-2006, 7:28 PM
Nice ride Kevin! Love the black paint. :)

tdwyatt
11-09-2006, 11:53 PM
Nice Simon, lemmeno when you guys want to do the Tail of the Dragon one weekend, I can meet you in Helen...

Kevin
11-10-2006, 6:21 AM
Nice Simon, lemmeno when you guys want to do the Tail of the Dragon one weekend, I can meet you in Helen...

The dragon is always a fun drive... we've got a Z3. :shades:

Trigger
11-10-2006, 9:45 AM
my wife drove a 3 series until she was hit from behind on 20 and it was totaled the car saved her life..., Her new toy is a 5 series. Fun to drive, will buy another when i need one.

David

George
11-10-2006, 3:35 PM
Here's my daily big-huge-super-grin giver just as we were starting some off-roading with it in Virginia. :thumbs:

We decided against it after we finished taking some photos.

JustOneMoreTank
11-10-2006, 4:45 PM
Tell me more about this Tail of the Dragon. Is this a specific section of "The Loop" that is so popular with the motorcycle guys in North Ga mtns? One of the local TV stations did a story on this this week of how dangerous it is and interviewed police and locals in the area.

Kevin
11-11-2006, 8:22 AM
It is actually in Deals Gap, NC CLICK HERE (http://www.tailofthedragon.com/)
318 curves in 11 miles. It is a lot of fun

kevinwholder
01-17-2007, 9:35 AM
Simon, you still lovin' that car?? I know I am


I bottled out of the M3 and purchased a 330Ci Convertible with Sports Pack.

I am so happy with it. Not the M3 power, but also not the M3 price either.