1984 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

1984 BMW 3 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"style" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"rwd" 2 reviews
CONS
"sound" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Brian writes:
1984 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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5

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Pretty much everything...

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Maintenance can catch up to you if it's been mistreated or your records are incomplete; concrete always wins

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First And Most-loved Bmw; Started The Obsession — My '84 BMW was actually a gray market car, with a European engine and, in the words of my local BMW parts guy, the fastest factory 3-series he's ever driven. It did quite literally feel like it was on rails, with zero bodyroll and complete traction on most curves at around twice the suggested speed. From this description, of course, it shouldn't be surprising that I ended up sliding off a country road into a concrete wall ;-), but there were many factors involved in that accident including gravel on the turn and a moment of lost attention. Anyway, the car had around 190,000 miles after the 35k I put on it, and it never had an issue that was beyond cosmetic. The European version of the '80s 3-series cars were often superior to the exports, and this one was no exception. Seats were upgraded buckets and were very comfortable. The previous owner was very much a fan of the car and had done a lot of hidden upgrades to the handling, etc. I never could get ahold of him to ask specific questions, as it was a friend of my father's who moved away and we never heard from him again. But I digress. Anyway, this started my love affair with the '80s BMW's, which at this point are an incredible steal and highly overlooked by the general populous. An example in good condition can quite easily bring tears to your eyes through the sheer thrill of piloting it. A lovely, lovely car that I truly miss.

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badbones writes:
1984 BMW 3 Series Review
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4

Pros

quality construction, good styling

Cons

repair shops may not be cheap, some part houses think you are there gold mine

badbones
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Lots Of Fun To Drive — this little two door model is a lot of fun to drive.the styling still looks good today. add a nice set of rims and it will stand out in the crowd.I have found it easy to repair and parts are easy to get via internet.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Kyle writes:
1984 BMW 3 Series 325e Review
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5

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Everbody needs to drive a E30 BMW

Cons

She's a gold digger

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Great Car To Learn How To Drive Rwd — Performance from the factory on this model was non existent, it was designed for good fuel mileage. However, she evolved quite well after modifications and running 92 octane fuel. Of course it handled well once you learned how to drive with excessive body roll. Fun factor was high for me. You got to love RWD.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mike writes:
1984 BMW 3 Series 325e Review
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5

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The rear wheel drive makes this a lot of fun to drive entusiasticly (not reccomended for unskilled drivers).

Cons

Family member like to 'borrow' it.

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'84 Bmw 325e — I've only owned the car two months, however at 25 years of age and 245,000 Kilometres on the clock this car still has a ton of power and is very reliable. It has no squeaks and rattles or visible rust. Everything still works.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Quazar911 writes:
1984 BMW 3 Series 318i Coupe Review
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3

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Durable/reliable car.

Cons

Parts are hard to find, expensive auto shop maintenance.

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A Pretty Good Car — This was the first Bimmer I owned and the maintenance seemed to be pretty simple/easy but the parts for this particular year are hard to find. Most auto repair shops tend to charge a litle bit more just for the simple fact that it's a BMW.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Brandon writes:
1984 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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4

Pros

good looking

Cons

non leather, no sound, non lsd diiff

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Good Rear Wheel Drive Fun! — reason for a high overall rating because i know its potential once modified but at the moment it looks old but still has good performancebuild quality few major dents and bumps and fading as red does but still enjoyable and fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brian writes:
1984 BMW 3 Series 325e Review
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4

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Very fun to drive.

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Somewhat ugly from the rear.

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Huh? — It is very fun to drive. Performance is very good considering the age and the many owners its had. Build Quality could have been better, wasn't in the greatest condition when bought. It took along time to figure what was actually wrong with it but after it was fixed it runs like a dream. Appearance - I really like how it looks. Some people with lesser brains sometimes see it as a piece of junk, but I know better. It has been very cheap to own. I get great gas mileage with it. It is usually around 28 mpg, which seems pretty amazing considering the power and 6 cylinder engine. Fun factor - it is very fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Trevor492 writes:
1984 BMW 3 Series 325e Review
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5

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Power, gas mileage, handling, braking, and style.

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Metal bumpers.

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'84 Bmw 325e With 32,147 Miles. — For an '84 model it's way ahead of its time. The on board computer is a charm, telling you how many mpg you are getting, the temperature outside, how many miles before empty, and setting a code where no one else can start it except you. The brakes stop on a dime, even without ABS. It's stylish and has a very classic look to it. Built for fuel economy back in the 80's, I manage 36 MPG. They are fairly cheap to own, but you have to be willing to get dirty and do a fair amount of work on the car yourself. It handles like it's on rails and is a blast to drive.

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asp811 writes:
1984 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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4

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Great visibility, nimble & quick, 80's styling everyone remembers. European gearing give power to higher gears. Bullet proof 6 cylinder.

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European gearing robs power from lower gears. Lacks modern sound proofing.

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The Original "zoom Zoom!" — I'm in the process of restoring a 1983 BMW 323i which is similar to the 325i. The car roster doesn't include a 1983 BMW 323i because this is a grey market vehicle not originally imported to the US. Its the first year of the E30 body style. Anyway, its a terrific car to drive. You feel like you're bolted to the road when managing a curvey road. The greenhouse is wide open, more so than modern vehicles, and affords the driver an unobstructed view from almost every angle. Its a pretty light vehicle so it gets going quicly and can stop on a dime. My vehicle was in storage for a very long time so all the fluids, seals, pulleys, belts and hoses have been replaced. Other items remain on my long list of things to correct before this 323i is 100%, but with only 43,000 original miles, I should be able to enjoy my investment for years to come.

Owner for 0 years, 7 months

Miles Driven per Year:1,500

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Mc writes:
1984 BMW 3 Series Review
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3

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German engineering.

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None.

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If I Could I'd Still Own This Car. — Purchased for $500 with a twisted frame, then poured money into it at more and more frequent occasions the longer I owned it. However, the car was tough, having survived numerous collisions. Overall mileage at quitting time was at 225,000+ miles. Interior was in decent condition, exterioir was rusty and had front end damage. The car was a 4-cylinder with a 3-speed auto, and FR. I fell in love the BMW brand within a week of owning this car. Nevertheless, it was a very fun car to drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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