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Vehicle Spotlight: 2002 BMW 325xi

The 3-series has long been revered as a benchmark of automotive alchemy; a precise balancing act of refinement, sportiness and comfort.

The crown jewel of the kidney-shaped grilles

The crown jewel of the kidney-shaped grilles

There are red cars and then there’s a BMW dressed in Electric Red. Photos simply don’t do this flawless paint justice. I won’t fawn over the mint condition of this ride–just stop by and see for yourself.

If ever a vehicle rolls onto our lot that simply exudes excellence, this is it. If you’re a BMW-diehard you’ll call it the E46, while those of you shopping online will just call it a 2002 3-series. But those that drive one know it by its working title: The Ultimate Driving Machine.

Even though the odometer reads north of 80k, the rest of this Beemer doesn’t look a day over 20.

A truly-timeless BMW interior

A truly-timeless BMW interior

While you won’t find much tech inside, you’ll be treated to a well-appointed cabin and thoughtful, teutonic touches–amber gauges (easier on the eyes at night), one-touch windows all around (even a nation devoid of drive-thrus knows the struggle), and 12-way power seats that are evidence that, like most other things, Germans take sitting down very seriously. The gauge cluster even sports an analog gas mileage gauge that shows current mileage. Despite managing an EPA-estimated 26mpg, chances are you’ll be disregarding the real-time feedback this tool offers. The inline-6 simply sounds too good to hold back in the interest of fuel economy.

The MPG gauge swings between 12-50mpg more as a reminder that your gauge cluster is working rather than a driving aid

The MPG gauge swings between 12-50mpg more as a reminder that your gauge cluster is working rather than a driving aid

Once underway, the 3-series’ reveals itself as the epitome of quiet fortitude. Road noise is subdued and the exhaust is perfectly tuned for a sporty, yet hushed note, whether cruising around town or wide-open. The well-dampened suspension keeps both potholes and hairpins drama-free. If you seek more thrill, press the gas in a corner and you’ll discover why BMW insists on engineering a near-perfect front-rear weight balance coupled with rear-wheel drive. Even though this particular vehicle is AWD-equipped (xDrive in BMW-speak), BMW made it a point to bias the system to the rear, resulting in noticeably more responsive cornering and a better road feel.

Lastly, the trunk is commodious and the rear-seat, while tight in overall space, is well-cushioned and set lower than most, thus allowing for better knee and leg-room. A ski bag is integrated into the pass-through to the trunk, elevating this sport sedan to four-seater ski-mobile.The end result is a a true jack-of-all-trades: daily driver, track star and snowcat.

Springs Automotive Group is proud to present this 2002 BMW 325xi at our Englewood, CO showroom. Call 303-789-2886 for more information. 

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Looking for used Jeep Wrangler trails in Colorado

I just bought a used 2011 Jeep Wrangler 2 years ago from a used car dealership, Springs Automotive Group in Denver. I bought a 4 door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with a hard top, mud terrain tires and a manual transmission. I started checking out Jeep Trails in Colorado and have found a few that I love and wanted to share. I will post my top 2 favorite trails today and then 2 more trails in a few more weeks that i have found to take my Jeep Wrangler in Colorado. I hope you enjoy

1. Colorado Off-Road Extreme – ColoradoOffRoadExtreme

This 800-Acre Jeep Paradise is a huge park for all types of 4 wheel drive vehicles including Trucks, SUV’s, desert cars, dirt bikes, rally cars and much more. There is also a 10 mile off road truck or mud track if you want to get real dirty. It takes me about an hour to get here from Springs Automotive Group in Denver and 2 hours from Springs Automotive Group in Colorado Springs. Parking is $10 for members and $20 for non members. This is definitely a weekend trip getaway.

From I-70: Take exit 328 toward Deer Trail. Turn west on Cedar St, continue approx 0.3 miles to 1st Ave. Turn south on 1st Ave, continue approx 4.9 miles to Co Rd 190. Turn east on Co Rd 190, continue approx 0.1 miles, track is on south side of road.

2. HardScrabble Trail in Eagle County

This hidden gem is a local secret just between Eagle and Gypsum, Colorado. Right in the heart of the Rockies. It is a 8 mile Jeep trail that runs along a steep, rugged ridge and over beautiful terrain that your Jeep Wrangler will be able to take pretty easy. The total elevation is just under 3300 feet. There is some challenging spots, but nothing that your new or used Jeep Wrangler can’t handle.  It’s a pretty good hunting area too, so I would probably stay off during hunting season. Its about 2 hours from my used car dealership in Englewood and closer to 3 hours from Colorado Springs. From Gypsum: Head south on Valley Rd from US-6 approx 0.4 miles to Cooley Mesa Rd. Turn east on Cooley Mesa Rd and follow approx 1.8 miles to Spring Creek Rd. Turn south on Spring Creek Rd and follow approx 1.0 mile. Access is off of Spring Creek Rd.

There are my first Jeep Wrangler trail post and I will post another in a few weeks. Hope you enjoy.