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Okeeson
01-21-1999, 03:26 AM
<p>Hi all. I've been thinking about purchasing a new 328i sedan; however, after seeing some pics of the new 328is coupe, now I'm not sure if I should wait until the coupe comes out to make my final decision. I currently drive the BMW coupe, and I love the sporty feeling of driving the coupe...but sometimes the disadvantages of rear entry/exit of a 2 door car do get in the way. Does the increase in rear seat space of the new cars resolve this problem? I like to know what you guys think...sedan or coupe? Does anyone have any new info on the new coupe? Does it have anything extra that the sedan lack? Is it true that the new coupe no longer have the traditional black trim around the car? Anyone know where I can see pics of the new coupe? I hear rumors that the 328i/is will become 330i/is in a couple of year...can anyone validate this? <p>Thanks for any suggestions/comments.<p>

Ran
01-21-1999, 08:35 AM
I drive a BMW only because it is sporty but comes in a sedan version too. Or else I would go for a Boxter - maybe - unsure though - may still go for a coupe M3.<p>But, pros for coupe - larger door, I think or feel. and who wants rear seat doors if you use it only once a month or so. friends will end up in your car on weekends (this is a pro or a con)<p>Cons - hard to throw your briefcase in the rear door when going to work, easier to carry some things since the door really swings open. and friends will end up in your car on weekends instead of someone else's corvette - you may end up being designated driver more often.<p><br><i><br>: Hi all. I've been thinking about purchasing a new 328i sedan; however, after seeing some pics of the new 328is coupe, now I'm not sure if I should wait until the coupe comes out to make my final decision. I currently drive the BMW coupe, and I love the sporty feeling of driving the coupe...but sometimes the disadvantages of rear entry/exit of a 2 door car do get in the way. Does the increase in rear seat space of the new cars resolve this problem? I like to know what you guys think...sedan or coupe? Does anyone have any new info on the new coupe? Does it have anything extra that the sedan lack? Is it true that the new coupe no longer have the traditional black trim around the car? Anyone know where I can see pics of the new coupe? I hear rumors that the 328i/is will become 330i/is in a couple of year...can anyone validate this? <p>: Thanks for any suggestions/comments.<p>: <p></i>

Randy Sparre
01-21-1999, 09:22 AM
<i><br>: Hi all. I've been thinking about purchasing a new 328i sedan; however, after seeing some pics of the new 328is coupe, now I'm not sure if I should wait until the coupe comes out to make my final decision. I currently drive the BMW coupe, and I love the sporty feeling of driving the coupe...but sometimes the disadvantages of rear entry/exit of a 2 door car do get in the way. Does the increase in rear seat space of the new cars resolve this problem? I like to know what you guys think...sedan or coupe? Does anyone have any new info on the new coupe? Does it have anything extra that the sedan lack? Is it true that the new coupe no longer have the traditional black trim around the car? Anyone know where I can see pics of the new coupe? I hear rumors that the 328i/is will become 330i/is in a couple of year...can anyone validate this? <p>: Thanks for any suggestions/comments.<p>: <p></i>Two weeks ago I put down a deposit for a 323ci (new designation for the coupe) I could have had a sedan months ago, but I patiently waited it out. I don't have a family that I have to cram in the back seat and all my friends know how I value my BMW's so when they do get in the back of my current 2-door, there's extra careful.<br>There's something about the sedan that makes it look too short and stubby, probably the high roofline combined with the short trunk lid that made me wait for the coupe. I plan on modifying the car in the future and (It all comes down to personal taste) I think in the end a coupe will look sportier than a sedan. Changes include narrower headlights, larger kidney grill chrome trim, lower roofline, longer trunklid, smaller tail lights,"big mouth" front spoiler, (possibly) standard xenon lights, look at some pics under<br>www.e46.com in the photos section. Delivery is expected in September for N. America.

FS
01-21-1999, 10:54 AM
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Alex
01-21-1999, 11:11 AM
Having owned a Honda Accord Coupe for 6 years prior to my new 323i, I can really give my $0.02 on this issue. I really liked getting my Accord Coupe in the beginning when I had bought it. It was not as boxy as the 4 door Accords sold in 92. <p>But after a while, the inconveniences came. Throwing your briefcases in there was not really practical. I ended up going to the trunk more often than I wanted to. Having friends or family get in and get out of the rear was a pain in the a**. Not being a designated driver was a plus though !!! Even going to the cleaners and getting my own clothes and bending and putting them in the backseat became a pain. I am a single guy, no kids, and after the Accord Coupe for 6 years, I vowed myself, to never again buy a coupe. <p>Having had both 4 doors prior to my Accord and now with the 323i, I will be a 4 door buyer forever and ever. Just the little inconveniences of owning a 2 door coupe just makes it all worthwhile to go 4 doors for me. Besides, the insurance is cheaper on 4 doors. Trust me on this one. Especially with the new designation of 323Ci and 328Ci, the insurance companies will definitely know for sure that the coupe and sedan are no longer just extra doors apart and they will definitely jack up the rates, as they had also in the past for the 2 door E46.<p>Having seen photos of the E46 coupe, I must say, it is truely a beautiful coupe. If I were to buy an coupe, it would be that. But since I took the no-coupe oath, I am going 4 doors all the way to the morgue !!!<p>This opinions are strictly of one owner. Yours will vary with mileage, driving habits, weather conditions, size of moon, geographic location of your mother's house, thickness of your wallet, breed of your dog, etc, etc........<p>Alex

Steve
01-21-1999, 11:21 AM
<i><br>: Hi all. I've been thinking about purchasing a new 328i sedan; however, after seeing some pics of the new 328is coupe, now I'm not sure if I should wait until the coupe comes out to make my final decision. I currently drive the BMW coupe, and I love the sporty feeling of driving the coupe...but sometimes the disadvantages of rear entry/exit of a 2 door car do get in the way. Does the increase in rear seat space of the new cars resolve this problem? I like to know what you guys think...sedan or coupe? Does anyone have any new info on the new coupe? Does it have anything extra that the sedan lack? Is it true that the new coupe no longer have the traditional black trim around the car? Anyone know where I can see pics of the new coupe? I hear rumors that the 328i/is will become 330i/is in a couple of year...can anyone validate this? <p>: Thanks for any suggestions/comments.<p>: <p></i>

Jack
01-21-1999, 12:17 PM
The one you deposited is the 1999 model or 2000 model?<p>Thanks<br>Jack<p><br>: Two weeks ago I put down a deposit for a 323ci (new designation for the coupe) I could have had a sedan months ago, but I patiently waited it out. I don't have a family that I have to cram in the back seat and all my friends know how I value my BMW's so when they do get in the back of my current 2-door, there's extra careful.<br>: There's something about the sedan that makes it look too short and stubby, probably the high roofline combined with the short trunk lid that made me wait for the coupe. I plan on modifying the car in the future and (It all comes down to personal taste) I think in the end a coupe will look sportier than a sedan. Changes include narrower headlights, larger kidney grill chrome trim, lower roofline, longer trunklid, smaller tail lights,"big mouth" front spoiler, (possibly) standard xenon lights, look at some pics under<br>: www.e46.com in the photos section. Delivery is expected in September for N. America.<p></i>

Chris
01-21-1999, 08:53 PM
<i><br>: Hi all. I've been thinking about purchasing a new 328i sedan; however, after seeing some pics of the new 328is coupe, now I'm not sure if I should wait until the coupe comes out to make my final decision. I currently drive the BMW coupe, and I love the sporty feeling of driving the coupe...but sometimes the disadvantages of rear entry/exit of a 2 door car do get in the way. Does the increase in rear seat space of the new cars resolve this problem? I like to know what you guys think...sedan or coupe? Does anyone have any new info on the new coupe? Does it have anything extra that the sedan lack? Is it true that the new coupe no longer have the traditional black trim around the car? Anyone know where I can see pics of the new coupe? I hear rumors that the 328i/is will become 330i/is in a couple of year...can anyone validate this? <p>: Thanks for any suggestions/comments.<p>: <p></i>well... I have ride in my fren's 328is and I have to say it's real pain in the hind to get into the backseats. I am 69 inches and 150lb and my head has been hit or brushed plenty of times by the door grail. <p>buy a coupe if ur frens have head injury insurance,<p>sincerely,<p>chris

Randy S
01-22-1999, 12:10 AM
<i>: The one you deposited is the 1999 model or 2000 model?<p>: Thanks<br>: Jack<p>: <br>: : Two weeks ago I put down a deposit for a 323ci (new designation for the coupe) I could have had a sedan months ago, but I patiently waited it out. I don't have a family that I have to cram in the back seat and all my friends know how I value my BMW's so when they do get in the back of my current 2-door, there's extra careful.<br>: : There's something about the sedan that makes it look too short and stubby, probably the high roofline combined with the short trunk lid that made me wait for the coupe. I plan on modifying the car in the future and (It all comes down to personal taste) I think in the end a coupe will look sportier than a sedan. Changes include narrower headlights, larger kidney grill chrome trim, lower roofline, longer trunklid, smaller tail lights,"big mouth" front spoiler, (possibly) standard xenon lights, look at some pics under<br>: : www.e46.com in the photos section. Delivery is expected in September for N. America.<p></i>


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