1984 BMW 3 Series Top Comparisons
Users ranked 1984 BMW 3 Series against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.
Displaying 11 - 13 of 13 1984 BMW 3 Series reviews.
1984 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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.
1984 BMW 3 Series 318i Coupe Review
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.
1984 BMW 3 Series Review
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
Displaying 11 - 13 of 13 1984 BMW 3 Series reviews.
Reviews From Other Years
Great Little Car But Can Get Pricey With Options
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
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
Best All Around Car Money Can Buy (maybe A Bit Too Much Money, Though)
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
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
Nice Second Car
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
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
Dreamdriver - Total Driving Immersion
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
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
Performance Oriented, Capable Daily Driver
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
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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