1985 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

1985 BMW 3 Series Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"in snow" 3 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews

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Blooms writes:
1985 BMW 3 Series 325e Review
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Ultimate Driving Machine!

Cons

NONE!

Blooms
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1985 325e — I bought it from a neighbor whose husband passed away in 1998 and the car sat for 10 years. The body is cherry and the engine is great. Excellent acceleration, even for an e-class. Engine is quiet. It handles better than my friends Porsche 911 and is almost as quick. I have to thank the good people at BMW for creating The Ultimte Driving Machine. I will never drive anything but BMW's ever again.

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Zack writes:
1985 BMW 3 Series 325e Review
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5

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Fun to drive, very reliable, parts easy to find, easy to work on

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Constantly needed work, parts a little expensive, corrosion issues, terrible in winter

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Spent More Time Working On It Then Driving It, And I Can't Wait Until I Get Another! — Picked up a 1985 325e at a Goodwill lot for $500. It sat in a garage or barn for a number of years. Rodents were storing nuts in the engine! All it needed were brakes and tires, and I was on the road. What a blast! Straight 6, super long pistons meant super low idle, sounded like a desiel. easy as pie to work on. Drove it for a few years, then the real repairs started. Brakes, throttle, clutch, electronics, fuel system. Sold it with 199,995 miles on it, couldn't get the last 5 five out of it. Guy I sold it to junked it:'(

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevin writes:
1985 BMW 3 Series 325e Review
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5

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interior is immaculate, performance is like new

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dings, scratches on exterior

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1985 Bmw 325e — its performance is great, but the top speed isn't as good as it should be. It needs a few repairs now and then, but overall it runs great. The one aspect of the car that i really dislike is the dings and scratches that my relatives put on it when they owned it. It gets 17 miles per gallon. It is very fun to drive, especially on the freeway!!

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Najib writes:
1985 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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4

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n/a

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tires

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N/a — this bmw 325i has 170 hp 220Nm torque that is for power and for safety , it contains standard safety.low cost of ownership, good looks interior and exterior, and as 6 cylinder engine this bmw has power and it is funny to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andris writes:
1985 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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4

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rear wheel drive

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rust bucket

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Rullikas! — Best rear wheels drive car! comfortable seats and easy to drive. but as it is an old car it rusts badly! and don´t have a good reputation. cheap parts and easy to fix. 2,5 motor is works with minor problems.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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1248ax writes:
1985 BMW 3 Series 325e Coupe Review
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It's a fun ride, very reliable, good fuel economy, and even though i am working on it still it looks great.

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the ondly bad thing is that it does not have much space and the electrical repair costs are pricey.

1248ax
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1985 Bmw 325e — It's a cool ride to have, very reliable (even though it's an '85), good fuel economy, good power, and it has a cool sport/classy look. The only bad thing about it is its space, its a bit limited but can be worked with. Also, right now that I am working on the electrical wiring its a bit pricey.

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

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Griml0ck5S writes:
1985 BMW 3 Series 325e Coupe Review
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4

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25 years old and still drives great

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repairs are a little costly, but its 25years old....its not brand new.

Griml0ck5S
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Overall — car pays for itself...has lasted 25 years, and does fine with gas consumption, drives like its the 1980s. The car is a little old and needs TLC every now and again, but overall, the car drives great, everything works and is an enjoyable ride.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dane writes:
1985 BMW 3 Series 325e Review
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Look's great.

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Passenger window doesn't work. Battery sucks.

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Sweet Sports-luxury Sedan. — I drive an 85 so its a little worn down, therefore its not as responsive as modern cars. I got it for pretty cheap from my uncle, and the insurance is pretty cheap. Its pretty much a chick magnet. I love it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Simone writes:
1985 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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5

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Excellent traction on the snow. Very strong acceleration (still 0/60 in 8 seconds straight)
Amazing in Mountain roads (Around the hills of Bologna)

Cons

Painful gas milage in the city (15 mpg). Acceptable in highways (22 mpg)

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Bmw 325 Ix E-30 Limited Edition Dec. 1985 — The first AWD made by BMW. First series, special edition with Blue Leather interiors and Climate control. 5 Speed Manual

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Corey writes:
1985 BMW 3 Series 325e Review
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5

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light and powerful

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eats tires and bad in snow

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Awesome Exotic — 2.7L inline 6 fully fuel injected 5 speed manual with a slot for a 6th top speed of 145 mph limited slip diff. rear wheel drive. full leather interior

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