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318ti Hatchback
Avg. Price: $4,343
323i Convertible
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323is Coupe
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Amazing Mechanical Work Of Art. Become The Most Skilled Driver On The Road. No Kidding by deKub
 — Performance - I have driven the Neurburgring 10-15 times in it. During two laps in August '08 with bald winter tires in the rain, I attempted to improve my drifting technique. Out of the four times I... Read More
An Incredible Machine by ks2013
 — I have owned an alpine white on beige E36 328i since September 2009. This car is nothing short of spectacular in almost every conceivable way. This is a very fun car to drive and I can't help but smil... Read More
Best First Bmw by charlottergraham
 — I suggest getting the 5-speed as opposed to the automatic, since its peppier. To me, these cars seem to fool your senses. Though some may say that the older BMWs have a rather boxy, economy car look ... Read More

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BMW 3 Series Questions


1998 E36 328i Rpm Dip When Using Electronics And Ac

When I'm idling at a stop with the AC on, sometimes my RPM drops about 100 revs and the engine slightly shudders. The RPM will also drop when using the power windows. I've read a lot about this issu...

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Key Works, But Fob Gives Me 3 Beeps... And Doors Do Not Lock Or Unlock. Wha...

I have a 1998 323i convertible (E36 M52 stick). My key works fine in the locks and trunk lock. However, when I use the FOB, I get 3 beeps... and the door locks & trunk do not lock or unlock. I have ...

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Changed Lambda Sensor And Cat. But Emissions Still Veryhigh

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Convertible Problems Bmw 323i

My top wont go down automatically, I took it to my local garage and they spent 2 hours tracking wires and they say there is continuity and no broken wires. He thinks it could be the top control modu...

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I Need A Code For My 1998 Bmw 328i

I am having to enter my code which i can't find from the usual place but by pressing the "M" i get this SN T0975249. can you please put me through what next to do. Thanks

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