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Re: more Answers... (archive)

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Posted by Mark on April 12, 1999 at 13:42:10:

In Reply to: Re: more questions. . . posted by Ausgang on April 12, 1999 at 12:38:33:

: : :
: : Questions:
: : It has been hard for me looking at pictures to discern if there is any "grillework" in the lower air intake (below license plate area). Any cross-
: : hatching there (like M3,& E46 328i)? Are there double bars in the fog light area? Did they have 323&328 there & were they different in this area?
: : (I am not refering to the aero pkg.)

From my recollection, there was crosshatching, from the photos it looked as though its just an empty black area, which kind of makes it looks "cheap" and strange in the photos. But rest assured, in person it has crosshatching as well as some plastic surrounds for the fog lights, looks really slick.

: The interior is another thing. Car was locked, and the windows had fingerprints galore, so sorry, can't say for sure about door panels. The only coupe was the 328 w/sptpkg, over-view photos of which I've seen posted by others earlier.

When i went they had both a blue 328i and a silver 323i. We were allowed to sit in the 323, and it seemed to have the same exact interior (only got to sit in it for about 30 secs). The new steering wheel is absolutly amazing, can't wait to use it!

Other comments: I too jumped into the boat of Haters when I saw photos of the 323i aero package posted here a few days ago. However, in person I thought it was very aggressive looking and fit the car well. The front end is absolutly amazing (in standard or aero package trim), I wouldn't know how to decide which to take. As for the back end, the aero package rear bumper looks like a monstrosity from the photos, but in person looks ok, not ugly, not amazingly beautiful.

The overall impression the car gives in one of power and performance, the slight nuances really give something to the car. The headlight treatment is absolutly amazing. I didn't notice the little bumps on the mirrors so much.

I've got one of these 3 series coupe pamphlets that gives exact details on specs and all if anyone wants any info.


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