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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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Key Stuck In The Igntion.

I am restoring a 1997 BMW 328ic convertible. It has 103,000 miles on it. The battery was dead. I bought a new one today and put it in. I took time for the system to power up. I put the key in the ign...

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Kaleb Withrow

Door Won't Open

My door handles broke on my passenger door so I took door panel off but when I pull on the rod to open it it still won't open wat would cause this

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Maximino Felix

1997 Bmw 318is Starts For A Few Seconds Then Dies

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Rebecca Dhuet-tucker

Drivers Side Taillight Wont Work Nor Interior Light 97 E 36

Replace bulbs and fuses brake light and blinker work

4 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)

A/c Problem

climate control not working so I repaired the capacitor in climate control panel. Unfortunately when I tried to see if it worked the a/c came on and now wont turn off and the climate control isnt ev...

29 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 months ago)