Originally Posted by Orefus
Its winter time in the US, and lotsa guys are having car problems on this forum, so what can u guys tell me about the 328?
That's nothing unusual about any
car forum, that's what they're often used for- sharing solutions for problems. In the spring, you'll see a rise in posts about cooling issues, just as you see a lot of stuff about heating problems during the winter. People are more apt to rant about a problem than write about how their car is working well. At the moment, I can think of only 2 things that either suck or are great when you buy them: TV's and toasters. Beyond that, anything you buy is a working relationship. If you don't wanna spend the time with cars, you can get a lease and switch up every 2yrs. But you'll always be paying, which brings me to the bottom line: You get what you pay for.
Used cars are always a gamble, but you can increase the odds in your favor by being a smart shopper- carfax, pre-purchase inspection, good service records onhand, etc . . I doubt I'm telling you anything you don't already know. The 328 is probably the best choice out of the E36 lineup; it seems to be more robust and has the learning curve of earlier 325's applied to it. UB.c has a list of common issues
to look for when considering the 3rd generation 3 series. Let us know what you decide