1998 BMW 3 Series Overview

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5 national listings
318ti Hatchback
6 national listings
Avg. Price: $4,054
323i Convertible
Avg. Price: $5,064
323is Coupe
11 national listings
19 national listings
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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


Hi Guys....my Car Wasn't Reving At 1st But Now It's Totally Not Starting. ....

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My Bmw 328i E36 Has A Problem With The Aircon Onboard And The Sunroof I Hav...

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1998 Bmw 323is No Reverse

Bought a 1998 323is BMW for $600. Was told the torque converter was out with no transmission error codes (checked at bmw shop) I listened to a lot of stories about computer error and limp mode etc... ...

59 views with 10 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

About Car Not Running

i have BMW 323i i was running fine for 3 weeks and all the sudden it start over heating i changed the thermostats but i did not fix the problem then i changed the radiator but it still over heat. 2...

37 views with 6 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

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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