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Vehicle 2000 Lexus SC 300 2dr Cpe 2009 BMW 3 Series Convertible 328i
16" x 6.5" aluminum alloy wheels Yes No
20.6 gallon fuel tank Yes No
2 Front and 2 Rear; 4 Cupholders Total No Yes
2-Memory Adjustments For Driver Side Includes Seat, HVAC and Exterior Rearview Mirrors No Yes
3.0L (183) DOHC EFI 24-valve I6 engine-inc: continuously variable valve timing w/intelligence (VVT-i) Yes No
3.0-Liter, I6, Valvetronic(R) Double VANOS 24-Valve, DOHC, EFI Engine; Front/Longitudinal Mounted With Horsepower Of 230@6500, Torque Of 200@2750, Magnesium Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Head No Yes
3-point seat belts in all seating positions Yes No
4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD, lockup torque converter, auto-select shift program Yes No
4-wheel 3-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) Yes No
4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes No Yes
4-wheel independent double wishbone suspension w/coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers Yes No
4-wheel pwr ventilated disc brakes Yes No
6-Speed Manual Transmission With Overdrive No Yes
Adaptive Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlights With Automatic Leveling No Yes
Advanced Safety System Crash Sensor Unlocks Doors, Turns On Interior Lights, Turns On Flashers and Disconnects Battery No Yes
AM/FM Radio With 10 Speakers Total; CD Player; MP3 Player No Yes
Audio, Telephone and Security Pre-Wiring No Yes
Auto climate control system Yes No
Auto-dimming rear view mirror Yes No
Automatic Climate Control With Sun Sensor No Yes
Automatic Headlights With Automatic On/Off and Dusk Sensor No Yes
Automatic on-off headlamps Yes No
Automatic Safety Rollbars No Yes
Battery No Yes
BMW Ultimate Service(TM) Free Scheduled Maintenance For 48 Months or 50,000 Miles No Yes
Body-color door handles Yes No
Brake Drying No Yes
Brake Fade Compensation No Yes
Brake Standby No Yes
Cargo Area Tiedowns No Yes
Carpeted floor mats Yes No
Carpet Located In Passenger Cabin and Trunk No Yes
Center console-inc: cellular phone storage capability Yes No
Check Control Vehicle Monitor System Warning Lights Include Oil Low No Yes
Child seat tether anchors in all passenger positions Yes No
Chrome Grille No Yes
Cigarette Lighter No Yes
City 19/hwy 24 (3.0L engine/4-speed auto trans) Yes No
Coin Holder No Yes
Collapsible steering column Yes No
Color-keyed front/rear bumpers Yes No
Color-keyed side skirts on rocker panel area Yes No
Corner Brake Control No Yes
Cornering Lights No Yes
Courtesy Lights Include Footwell Lighting and BMW Ambiance Lighting In Doors No Yes
Cruise Control No Yes
Crumple Zones No Yes
Cut pile carpeting Yes No
Dark Burl Walnut Genuine Wood Trim Located On Instrument Panel, Doors and Center Floor Console No Yes
Daytime running lamps Yes No
Delayed Courtesy Lights No Yes
Delayed Power Retention No Yes
Digital Clock No Yes
Diversity In-Glass Radio Antenna No Yes
Drive-By-Wire Control For Throttle No Yes
Driver Airbag With Dual Threshold, Dual Stage Deployment No Yes
Driver and Passenger Knee Airbags No Yes
Driver & front passenger airbags (SRS) Yes No
Driver Power Seat Adjusts 10 Ways Total No Yes
Dual Body Color Folding Power Adjustable Heated Exterior Rearview Mirrors With Driver Side 2-Position Memory and Passenger Side Automatic Tilt-Down No Yes
Dual exhaust w/stainless steel tips Yes No
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/center sun visor Yes No
Dual pwr heated mirrors Yes No
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) Vehicle Stability Control System Operated Via ABS and Traction Control Measures Steering Wheel Angle, Yaw Rate, Wheel Speed and Lateral Acceleration No Yes
Easy Entry Seat No Yes
Electronic analog displays-inc: 8000-rpm tachometer, 160-mph speedometer, coolant temp, fuel level Yes No
Electronic Brake Assistance No Yes
Electronic Brake Force Distribution No Yes
Electronic digital odometer w/dual trip meters, LCD display Yes No
Emergency Fuel Shut-Off Device No Yes
Engine Start/Stop Button No Yes
ETR AM/FM stereo w/cassette-inc: 215-watt peek pwr, automatic sound leveling 7-speakers Yes No
Extended Service Interval No Yes
Exterior Temperature Gauge No Yes
First aid kit Yes No
Flush-mounted retracting rear assist grips Yes No
Front Air Dam No Yes
Front and Rear Automatic Locking Retractors No Yes
Front and Rear Body Color Bumpers No Yes
Front and Rear Outboard 3-Point Seatbelts No Yes
Front A-pillar retractable assist grips Yes No
Front Auxiliary Audio Input Jack No Yes
Front Covered Lower Console Storage Located On Floor No Yes
Front cup holder Yes No
Front door map pockets Yes No
Front Dual Door Mounted Storage No Yes
Front Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors No Yes
Front Dual Power Headrests No Yes
Front Dual Reclining Bucket Seats With Adjustable Seat Height, 2-Position Driver Power Memory and Adjustable Headrests No Yes
Front Dual Seatback Storage Pockets No Yes
Front Dual Sunvisors No Yes
Front Halogen Foglights No Yes
Front passenger seat pwr walk-in feature Yes No
Front Power 328-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 300-mm Ventilated Disc Brakes No Yes
Front Power Outlet, Integrated With Cigarette Lighter No Yes
Front Pretensioners With Force Limiters No Yes
Front Reading Lights No Yes
Front/rear crumple zones Yes No
Front/rear stabilizer bars Yes No
Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters No Yes
Front seat belt pretensioners Yes No
Front Stabilizer Bar No Yes
Front Tinted Glass No Yes
Full size spare tire Yes No
Full trunk trim Yes No
Glass Rear Window On Convertible No Yes
Heated Washer System No Yes
Height adjustable front headrests Yes No
Hill Start Control No Yes
HVAC Rest Mode No Yes
Illuminated Entry Includes Footwell and BMW Ambiance Lighting No Yes
Illuminated remote entry system w/rolling-code, two stage unlock, trunk release, panic button Yes No
Independent Double Pivot Strut Front Suspension With Coil Springs and Gas Charged Shock Absorbers No Yes
Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension With Coil Springs and Gas Charged Shock Absorbers No Yes
Instrument panel indicators-inc: lights-on, turn signal, high beams, cruise control, over-drive off, transmission pwr mode indicators Yes No
Insulation panels-inc: roof silencer, hood, foam rubber body noise isolation inserts, dash, cowl, floor, room partition Yes No
Integrated coat hooks Yes No
Integrated foglamps Yes No
Interior Air Filter No Yes
Keyless Entry Operated Via Key Fob No Yes
L A T C H No Yes
Latching Power Trunk Lid No Yes
Leather/bird's-eye maple wood interior trim-inc: shift knob Yes No
Leatherette Seats No Yes
Leather Located On Shift Knob No Yes
Leather Steering Wheel No Yes
Light green tinted glass Yes No
Lighting-inc: front individual map lights, glove box, trunk, ashtray Yes No
Liquid-cooled transmission oil cooler Yes No
Lockable Glovebox No Yes
Locking Fuel Filler Door No Yes
Manual tilt/telescopic steering column w/tilt-away Yes No
Multi-Function Remote Operates Exterior Lights, Door Lock/Unlock and Illuminated Entry No Yes
Multi-information display-inc: trip computer, exterior temperature Yes No
Net-style seatback pockets Yes No
Oil Temperature Gauge No Yes
P225/55VR16 SBR tires Yes No
Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor Activated By Weight No Yes
Passenger Airbag With Dual Threshold, Dual Stage Deployment No Yes
Passenger Power Seat Adjusts 10 Ways Total No Yes
Pearl Gray Metal Trim Located On Door Handles, Steering Wheel, Instrument Panel and Shift Knob No Yes
Perimeter Lighting Located On Door Handles and Headlights Activated Via Remote No Yes
Power Decklid Lock/Unlock No Yes
Power Door Locks Operated Via Remote and Internal Switch No Yes
Power Engine Speed Sensing Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering No Yes
Power Hard Convertible Top No Yes
Power Windows With One-Touch Up and One-Touch Down No Yes
Pre-wiring-inc: cellular phone, transceiver, command module, rear window imprinted antenna Yes No
Programmable Daytime Running Lights No Yes
Projector beam halogen headlamps Yes No
Pwr antenna mast w/FM diversity system Yes No
Pwr door locks-inc: anti-lock out feature, driver door two-turn unlock Yes No
Pwr front cloth bucket seats w/pwr lumbar support Yes No
Pwr windows-inc: driver side one-touch "auto-down" feature Yes No
Radio Anti-Theft No Yes
Radio Data System No Yes
Rain Sensing Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers No Yes
Rear Covered and Open Lower Console Storage Located On Floor No Yes
Rear Electronic Limited Slip Differential No Yes
Rear Folding Bench Seat With Adjustable Headrests and Fold-Down Armrest No Yes
Rear HVAC Ducts No Yes
Rear Seat HVAC Controls No Yes
Rear Stabilizer Bar No Yes
Rear wheel drive Yes No
Rear window defogger w/auto-off timer Yes No
Rear Window Defroster No Yes
Remote electric fuel filler door & trunk-lid release w/valet lock out Yes No
Remote Fuel Door Release Located Inside Vehicle No Yes
Remote Trunk Release Located Inside Vehicle No Yes
Rollover Sensor No Yes
Run Flat Tires No Yes
SBRP225/45R17, All-Season Tires No Yes
Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags No Yes
Selective Unlocking Via Remote No Yes
Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls No Yes
Service Interval Indicator For Brake Wear and Oil Quality No Yes
Shift lock system w/recessed/covered shift lock button Yes No
Side Guard Door Beams No Yes
Side-impact door beams Yes No
Speed-sensing progressive pwr rack & pinion steering Yes No
Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Audio and Cruise Control No Yes
Steering wheel mounted cruise control Yes No
Style 157 Alloy Wheels, 17-In. X 8-In. No Yes
Subwoofer No Yes
Tachometer No Yes
Telescopic Steering Column No Yes
Theater Style Rear Seating No Yes
Tilt Steering Column No Yes
Tire Pressure Monitor No Yes
Tool kit Yes No
Traction control Yes No
Traction Control No Yes
Trip computer-inc: average mpg, instantaneous mpg, drive time, outside temp Yes No
Trip Computer With Miles To Empty and Fuel Range Remaining No Yes
Trunk Anti-Trap Device No Yes
Trunk Light No Yes
Trunk-mounted 6-disc compact disc autochanger Yes No
Unique easy access 4-link door hinges Yes No
Variable Intensity Brake Lights No Yes
Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/mist control Yes No
Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Double Locking and Engine Immobilizer No Yes
Vehicle skid control system (VSC)-inc: electronic throttle control, individual wheel braking Yes No
Vehicle theft deterrent & immobilizer system Yes No
Warning lights-inc: fuel level, coolant level, oil level, oil pressure, battery, engine, parking brake, ABS, airbag, door ajar, seat belt disconnect, tail lamp bulb failure Yes No






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