Posted by Alan T. on December 31, 1998 at 15:22:17:
In Reply to: Oh come on! posted by john song on December 31, 1998 at 13:05:05:
: : Why do you need us to make your decision and then validate it for you? Do you also have trouble getting dressed in the morning?
: : These are both great cars. Buy one of them and enjoy; there is no right or wrong decision. Don't waste your time (and ours) making lists and double- and triple-checking off items. This is not a rational decision! Choose the car you like best, get the hell off the forum and start driving!
: I am not asking you guys to make a decision for me, but I would like to hear some advice from the people who actually own the car(I've never owned a BMW before). Of course this has to be a rational decision, I do not want to regret my decision of getting A4 or 323 later on, if so then it is waste of money. My decision of getting an A4 has been put on hold because of a 323. You should understand.
John, This is a hard choice because you are choosing between two great but different cars. They are different especially in the way they handle due to one being front drive and the other rear drive. It sounds like you like the feel of a rear driver due to its better inherently better weight distribution. I've had decisions like this many times and there is only one way to resolve it. First take your time; don't rush yourself and don't let anybody else rush you either. Then drive each car AS MANY TIMES AS NEEDED to make up your mind. Don't worry about driving the salesman nuts. Go to different dealerships or whatever it takes for you to reach a decision. It helps to take notes right after you drive each car about things you like and dislike about the engine,steering, suspension, ride and handling-everything. Notes help because you will forget things you will need in making up your mind. Let us know what you come up with and good luck to you. You'll make the right choice if you take your time. Alan T.