We're seriously considering trading in the '01 325i for a '95 W124 E300 diesel.
I have an '86 300SDL and do 90% of the work on it myself. Can't touch a thing on the 325i until it's out of warranty, and even then I'll probably be limited to tuneups and brakes unless I want to buy scanners, books, etc.
Can anyone think of a reason why I *shouldn't* trade this thing in and buy an E300? Other than the fact that the 325i has four airbags, and "express-down" one touch power windows, I can't think of one single thing that makes it any better than an E300.. can anyone think of a reason for me before I get into full-fledged E300 buying mode?
'83 300SD 335,000km (207k) mi
'87 560SL 163,000km (101k mi)
'86 300SDL 356,000km (220k mi)
'92 500SEL 250,000km (155k mi)
'90 300SL 140,000km (87k mi)
'01 S430 260,000km (161k mi)
'03 SL500 167,000km (104k mi)
'07 GL320 CDI 4MATIC 289,000km (162k mi)
'07 S550 4MATIC 170,000km (105k mi)