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'97 Bmw 318ti Sport by Justin
 — Car is a '97 318ti Sport 5-speed (2-door hatchback) Bought this car used about one year ago with 178,000 miles. Previous owner took great care of the car. Maintenance has been very inexpensive, and... Read More
The True Spiritual Successor To The Bmw 2002tii by RickELake
 — Fans of the BBC's Dr.Who know that his preferred method of transportation - The Tardis - is much bigger on the inside than its exterior dimensions would suggest. Much the same is true of the BMW 318ti... Read More
The 318ti: The Spirit Of The 2002tii In A Hatchback! by RickELake
 — I worked for BMW during the '95-'99 period that the 318ti was imported as the "entry level" offering. The base MSRP was a mere $19,900 with a fuly optioned M-Sport version going for just under $25k. ... Read More

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BMW 3 Series Questions


1997 323i Bmw "suddenly" Has Oil Leak (driver's Side/front) About The Size ...

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My Passenger Electric Window On My 1997 Bmw 318is Just Stopped Working?

anybody have a way i could check to see what this is? i have taken panel off and still as small click but no movement, the worse thing is its stuck wound down

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I Have Bmw 318i Model 1997,,,i Want To Replace The Ingine And Put 318is Mod...

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My Check Engine Light Just Came On It Is A 328i 1997

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Does The 1997 Bmw 328i Have A 2 Engine Thermostat ?

Problem with engine over heating when it on stop light but ok when running on freeway

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