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1984 BMW 3 Series 325iReview

The Original "zoom Zoom!" — I'm in the process of restoring a 1983 BMW 323i which is similar to the 325i. The car roster doesn't include a 1983 BMW 323i because this is a grey market vehicle not originally imported to the US. Its the first year of the E30 body style. Anyway, its a terrific car to drive. You feel like you're bolted to the road when managing a curvey road. The greenhouse is wide open, more so than modern vehicles, and affords the driver an unobstructed view from almost every angle. Its a pretty light vehicle so it gets going quicly and can stop on a dime. My vehicle was in storage for a very long time so all the fluids, seals, pulleys, belts and hoses have been replaced. Other items remain on my long list of things to correct before this 323i is 100%, but with only 43,000 original miles, I should be able to enjoy my investment for years to come.

Owner for 0 years, 7 months

Miles Driven per Year:1,500

Pros: Great visibility, nimble & quick, 80's styling everyone remembers. European gearing give power to higher gears. Bullet proof 6 cylinder.

Cons: European gearing robs power from lower gears. Lacks modern sound proofing.

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1984 BMW 3 Series 318i Coupe RWDReview
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A Pretty Good Car — This was the first Bimmer I owned and the maintenance seemed to be pretty simple/easy but the parts for this particular year are hard to find. Most auto repair shops tend to charge a litle bit more just for the simple fact that it's a BMW.

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

Pros: Durable/reliable car.

Cons: Parts are hard to find, expensive auto shop maintenance.

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1984 BMW 3 SeriesReview

Fun, Fun, Fun...when Everything Is Working. — After over 300,000 miles, even the best cars start to show their age, and this one is no exception. The car feels very old, like you're driving your grandmother's attic. It evokes a quaint, almost familiar feeling; like a place that's fun to visit, but is just too impractical to live there. The performance is almost acceptable if the car is completely empty with no passengers or luggage; adding anything more makes acceleration to highway speeds a goal that may or may not be achievable given enough time. This car looks like a classic sports-oriented coupe. It's design is wonderful, and when it is in pristine condition, it is hard to match its looks. Unfortunately, maintaining those looks becomes quite the chore as the car ages. In terms of gas mileage, you can expect reasonably good consumption from such a small engine. Even driving it agressively won't make a large impact on your overall economy. In short, this car is great fun to drive, but only when everything is going right. And in a car as old as this, those moments are unfortunately few and far between.

Pros: great looks, sporty performance, responsive handling

Cons: car falls apart at this age, parts difficult to find, repairs expensive

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1984 BMW 3 Series Review
Loved this little car. Manual transmission, moved my dorm contents fairly easily, great fuel economy and held road nicely in excess of 90 mph. Tough little vehicle that survived the 19-22yr old me.
vs1984 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe RWD
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Handling Ranked 1984 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe RWD worse.
"Grippedroad better"
Would Buy Ranked 1984 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe RWD worse.
"Value reliability fuel efficiency comfort"
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2015 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Great Little Car But Can Get Pricey With Options By jodyrobe

I love the front cabin, great handling, some power, nice looking exterior. I dislike that it appears to be catered to i-phone integration and not android. I will like more power. Should come with stan... Read More

Good Little Sports Car And Good Power By jodyrobe

needs more power and backseat space, like the interior cabin, dislike no android integration appears to be for i-phone only. This pretty much sums it up but a great little car. If you get all the opti... Read More

2014 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Best All Around Car Money Can Buy (maybe A Bit Too Much Money, Though) By dieselbos

After driving my 2010 Jetta Sportwagen for 50,000 miles, I test drove the new 328d that BMW was finally offering in North America. I was looking for an automatic for my daily commute (my Jetta was a ... Read More

Great Car For The Wife To Get Tickets In By Bhoffma1

I love the power delivery of the inline six cylinder. There is almost zero turbo lag and it feels like an NA car with a larger engine. I would prefer a manual transmission, but the eight speed autom... Read More

2013 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Nice Second Car By Drawbj17

This is my Wife's car. It is Perfect for her. The technology is not seamless. There are Too many steps to change from device to device And to move around through the options. The ride is a little stif... Read More

A Fun And Young Car By abhiga

This car is fun to drive! The handling and acceleration are amazing. The hardtop is a great feature, making the car usable all-year round. When the roof is closed, it's like driving a sports car. When... Read More

2012 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Dreamdriver - Total Driving Immersion By turquoisea

I loved everything about this car, from the amazing interior with dazzling lights, phenomenal sound system, spot on handling and smooth ride, super comfortable seats, voice command. Not a lot of room... Read More

It's The Honda Accord Of Our Age By Aaron

It's a perfectly reasonable car. Goes fast when you want it too, uses less gas when you want that. Back seat is big enough so the kids don't complain. Just wish it were a bit less bland. I used to... Read More

2011 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Performance Oriented, Capable Daily Driver By jff011377

Refined & very capable performance coupe. I have driven 12+ hours without getting fatigued. I have driven at autocross events & on a high speed road course track. The car is very fun to drive & in ... Read More

An Amazing Machne By fotobaron

Great power, great performance, great handling (hydraulic steering), very good gas mileage given the engine, extraordinarily comfortable, lots of useful bells and whistles and absolutely gorgeous to l... Read More

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