1989 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

1989 BMW 3 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 46 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 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" 26 reviews
"power" 17 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 6 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"high maintenance" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Teddytrout writes:
1989 BMW 3 Series 325ix Coupe Review
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Really fun to drive and very dependable in any weather

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Hard to find parts as they are getting very rare to find.

Teddytrout
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Sweet — This is getting to be an old car, 293,000k and still runs very well. It has a bit of rust starting to show and I hope to refinish it this summer. I have 2 Jeeps Grands Cherokee's and they are used for driving to work. This is a very fun sports car and still makes some Mustangs do a double take when I leave them in second gear.

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

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Ryan writes:
1989 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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E30 Hottness — I love the fact that people try to buy it off me all the time just cause its an old bimmer. And it sounds and drives great, a really fun car, but it takes a little while to understand why.

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Joel writes:
1989 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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Inexpensive, reliable

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BMW Dealership repair costs, find a reliable mechanic

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Still A Great Bmw — For what is now an older, inexpensive car, the 325i is a reliable get around car with reasonable power relative to its size. Typical issues are brakes and interior. Paint, and new door seals are probably necessary by this age as well, but all in all a great buy. Mine has 234,000 miles.

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Desirée writes:
1989 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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drives strong and long

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hand crank sunroof

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Awesome Little Luxury Car — A tank in the best kind of way,absolutely indestructible, over 325k miles on it when I let it go and it still ran great, minimal maintenance required, good looking class car for someone of all ages, would definitely drive again.

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Josh writes:
1989 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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its little

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nothing

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Its On Rails — like a go-cart. lightweight makes for a good track car. gas is good becuase of light weight. incredibly easy to work on. decent power out of the I-6 RWD is always good. especially in the snow with studded tires dont blow your guibo

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

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Enrique writes:
1989 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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5

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very balanced

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they should have not replaced it with the E36

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Own History — I liked everything about its looks simple yet sarisying in the eyes, the performance in turning, braking. accelleration, durability and especially its history in auto racing, makes you proud to have become an owner of one of the most popular cars in history.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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James writes:
1989 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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performance and looking down right cool

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20mpg!!!

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Grunty 80's Icon — awesome acceleration :) really smooth straight 6, really torquey low down, sounds amazing, running around 190 BHP, hoping to get it to 200+, really pleasure to drive, good feel from the steering wheel, handles well, apart from back end is very lively in the wet!!! no abs is a bit scary at times.

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

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alt916 writes:
1989 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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4

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fun to drive economical good steering

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the back seat

alt916
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Old Gem — One of the best cars i have driven really good on gas she drives like she is fresh off the shownroom in 1989 even though she has 325000 miles on the engine really great vintage model she will go to 110 no problem

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Quazar911 writes:
1989 BMW 3 Series 325is Review
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Well maintained, strong engine, oem/aftermarket parts still available

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Fairly expensive to maintain.

Quazar911
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Awesome Car — Overall a great car, hard to find used in good condition, but the ones that are will be fairly expensive. Parts for the 87-91 E30's aren't too hard to find and quite a few options available for engine/suspension upgrades.

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

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Coca writes:
1989 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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A 1989 3 series is a Classic car. This means a lot of style and very exiting to drive. Manual transmission means that it handles and responds to every touch and you have to really enjoy driving it.

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A 1989 3 series is a Classic car, which means that it requires serious maintenance as most classic cars do. Not recommended as an everyday ride, unless you really take care of it.

Coca
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The Joy Of Driving — This type of car is more then just a vehicle, it's a way to enjoy the drive, it's like having an old friend and is really more of a hobby then transportation. After owning this car for many years, this reminds us of why this is still such a great machine but sadly, time passes for us all and when a car reaches a certain age you have to really take care of it to keep it running well. With a new transmission, it will keep on going. Let's hope for many more years.

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

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