In Reply to: Real price difference is (only) $3900! posted by Ali B on April 14, 1999 at 16:22:18:
: I still think $3900 is a bit steep for the upgrade in power. As an example, the Audi A4 has about the same $4000 price difference between the 1.8T four cylinder and 2.8 V6 models. For this sum of money, you get two extra cylinders, 40 more hp and extra 52 lb-ft torque, plus std. wood trim and power front seats, not to mention the availability of leather for the 2.8 model.
: In summary, I think the 323i is the better value.
I don't know about in the U.S., but in Canada there is more bargaining room for the 328, since demand isn't as high as for the 323. I took that into consideration when pricing the difference between the two cars. I opted for the 328.