In Reply to: those 16 inch wheels on the 323 sports package posted by Dave N on April 14, 1999 at 16:42:55:
As an owner of a Steel Blue/Gray Leather 323i Sport for the past couple of months, I like the looks of the sports rims. I'm having a tough time deciding between buying 15" steel rims for the Chicagoland winters w/ winter tires, or buying new 17" rims for the summers and using the 16" sports rims w/ winter tires for the winter.
The more I think about it, and the longer I have my car, the more I'm leaning towards sticking with the 16" for the summer. With aggressive summer tires (I have the Dunlop SP2000s), they fill out the wheel wells nicely and look pretty damn good, IMHO.
Just an opinion.. I know others disagree... and intially, I was one of them.. but the rims have since grown on me, and others have told me the same ("why change them -- I think they look great" -- from non-BMW owners, of course...)