Posted by - on November 10, 1998 at 19:42:24:
In Reply to: 1999 323i reviews. There are none out there. Y? posted by Steve M. on November 10, 1998 at 19:28:43:
: Why is is that all the reviews seem to be the E46 328i and nobody out there (magazines, internet, newspapers, etc) all care about the 323i? I am very curious to see 0-60 results, 50-70, 1/4 mile and top speed of the 323i too. As far as I know, the 328i(both 2 and 4 doors) have been around since 1996 and the 323i (4 door), is all new (except the 323is in 98) and it should be given more, if not equal attention.
: There should be a test of the 323i vs. C230K vs. A4 1.8T vs. TL vs. 9-3 (or 9-5) soon in one of the major magazines out there. I think the E46 328i has gotten too much publicity and the E46 323i has gotten hardly any. Seems a little one-sided for BMW reviews only testing the higher end of the two E46's.
The car rags test what BMW gives them. I can't blame BMW for wanting the better car to get the publicity... Hopefully, tests of the 323 will start to appear. A 323i 328i head to head comparison would be interesting! I can't recall ever seeing such a comparison test...