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Re: 1999 323i reviews. There are none out there. (archive)

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Posted by john c on November 10, 1998 at 22:33:31:

In Reply to: Re: 1999 323i reviews. There are none out there. posted by jeff on November 10, 1998 at 19:36:01:

: Check out the reviews at Microsoft's carpoint site. I believe they give the times on the cars and specs (6.6 vs. 7.1 0-60 times if I recall). Hope this is of some help.
: I wonder if BMW is only loaning E46 328i's out to the car mags, which would benefit them, of course,
: because they will always come out looking strong.

: Just a guess,

: -- jeff

: : 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.

: : Steve

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