In Reply to: Hesitation off the line... posted by RB on September 22, 1999 at 14:41:39:
: I have a '99 323, and I was wondering if anyone noticed a slight (less than a 1/2 second) hesitation when giving the gas pedal a nice push. It doesn't happen often but I am not often pushing the car. When I say off the line I mean cluth down and no gas (I am not speaking of juggling the gas and clutch and then going). It seems the computer needs a 1/10th of a second to realize what just happened. Hope, this makes sense to everyone...I know my explanation is a bit remedial.
I had the exact same problem w/ my 99 323i. I was never confident that they would fix the problem instead of making it worse so I never fixed it (I've had numerous other problems in addition). I traded the car in for a y2k 323ci. Interestingly, I'm not experiencing any of the problems I had w/ 99 323i. That is, no hesitation off the line, no clutch vibration, no steering wheel twitch on hard braking, etc. The car feels a lot more peppier since I don't experience the off-the-line hesitation.