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1994 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

1994 BMW 3 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 54 reviews

  • 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:4.4 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
  • 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" 21 reviews
"power" 18 reviews
"handling" 18 reviews
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"exterior" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 9 reviews
"interior" 6 reviews
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"in snow" 3 reviews

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Chad writes:
1994 BMW 3 Series Review
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Light
Quick
Beautiful handling
Looks great
Perfect ergonomics

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Needs more power

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Light, Fun, Quick. Huge Fun To Drive Factor. — 2.5L I6 Engine. Seriously, I think inline-6 motors are the most beautiful song in the world. This one was a little low on power, though. Really fun to drive, and light as a feather. Like one of BMW's ads say, "Fun is not around the corner. Fun is the corner." I think this is the embodiment of that ad. However, it was pretty slow in a straight line. Amazing to thrown around and meticulously maintained, however.

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David writes:
1994 BMW 3 Series 318i Review
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5

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The car gets great MPG and can perform when needed. Big trunk. Put in a new engine a few months ago and runs better than ever. Not bad for a chassis with 235K on it.

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Sorta slow when accelerating, interior needs to be redone, can get kinda hot in the backseat with no legroom. Its an automatic...

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Nice For A Starter Bmw — Enjoy this car, its the runt of 90's BMW sedans. The 18 in 318i is for 1.8 litre straight four cylinder engine. Only has 120 hp but works plenty fine since it is rear wheel drive. I am the third owner, got it in September 2007 and put a new engine in December 07. The car now runs fine and doesn't leak a thing. Is rather comfortable for me as a driver; never been a passenger in it yet so I cannot say if its comfortable that way.

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Rob writes:
1994 BMW 3 Series 318is Review
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5

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Great Handling

Cons

slow take off

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E36 Bmw Classic — I think BMW's tagline says alot about it "BMW: the ultimate driving machine" Slow off the line, fast when rolling 0-60 mph in 9.1 sec, 60-100 in 2.4 does even better if turbo charged. Turns on a dime, and will maneuver you out of anything

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Rachel writes:
1994 BMW 3 Series 318is Review
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5

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Excellent gas mileage, small, sporty and compact, easy and fun to drive, handles and corners very well, relatively inexpensive to maintain and repair, excellent for one or two people, Fold down seats in the rear make for easy transportation of skis, snowboards and other things,   

Cons

Low horsepower and torque, absence of limited slip and rear wheel drive make it difficult for winter weather driving conditions, 2 doors makes it difficult to transport more than 2.

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Excelent Little Sporty Car. A Real Joy To Drive — 5 speed manual 318is, 128 horses, 125 ft-lbs torque. After market Dinan Cat-back exhaust, angel-eye head lamps, K&N air filter. Pioneer stereo, Amp and hook ups for subs (one day!). For the 4 banger that it is, this car is one of the most exciting cars I have driven. It handles very well, braking is excellent, and you really cant beat the 45 miles per gallon on the freeway. It has a high red line and the Dinan cat-back ads a few extra horses and a wonderful sound. Perfectly comfortable, and fairly quiet ride. Looks much newer than it is. The only downfall to this 318 is the fact that it lacks limited slip which makes winter driving tricky.

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franko26 writes:
1994 BMW 3 Series 325ic Review
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5

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Well built, and kept

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not good in the snow

franko26
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Style-in — Nice spring summer car, that will last forever. I bought this car from a 85 year old gentleman that when I saw it purchased it before I took it for a ride. It came from Florida only used in good weather. The m3 wheels realy give the car some POP.It has a new top. Just tuned. Deep sounding exhaust

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

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Spencer writes:
1994 BMW 3 Series 318i Review
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4

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So much fun in such a small package!

Cons

Smelled like cigarette smoke... don't buy one with four empty packs in the passenger footwell :P

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A Joy To Own. — I loved this car in Aussie, I simply couldn't take a trip in it without smiling. If there was a "character" score in the ratings it would be off the charts. Beneath it's faded paint, ratty interior, and less than adequate power, was one of the most amusing, hilariously competent sedan chassis I have ever driven. Add a 12" sub to the mix and it became the ultimate wannabe thugmobile as well, which only added to my appreciation of this little bimmer!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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emeca writes:
1994 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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best car i ever have

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havent see any jet

emeca
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Wowwww Is Nice — i like everithing in this car easy to work in it and fine parts bery powerfull nice thi car is the car for old or yung the look is wonderful all my friends love it for a 6 cyl i get 28 ml a galon

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

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David writes:
1994 BMW 3 Series 324td Review
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4

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Cheap insurance and good on fuel. Still a good drive

Cons

Old now. Post '96 better built

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1994 Bmw 3 Series 324td — Performance: 2.5 TDS Good alrounder. Nice power surge from the turbo, about as quick as a 320i. Very Good for it's day. Brakes nice and strong. Handles well, big engine up front increases traction over front wheels. Build Quality: As expected of a BMW, suprisingly all the windows were on their runners though! Appearance: Still looked good despite age Cost of Ownership: Almost 50MPG and very cheap insurence. Fun Factor: Good fun, Especially working the turbo

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

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Ross writes:
1994 BMW 3 Series 318is Review
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3

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Looks nice. and surely cheap to run.

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No enought power looks like it goes fast but it does nt .

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Buy It Fun To Have . — Nice little car BUT u have to add alot of mods to get some torque the only problem i would say is NO TOURQUE unless you add mods . Fun to drive and surely looks nice and sleek. I would recommend it for a 1st car buy.cheap to run.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Santiago writes:
1994 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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4

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is rear wheel drive

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none

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None — is the perfect car. fast, good looking, sexy, powerful and rear wheel drive. it doesn't need any more. and also sounds crazy. leather seats. ac, good stereo, perfect handing, high top speed, completely electronic operared, huge trunk, on board computer, and many other things...

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

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