1985 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    1985 BMW 3 Series 325e Coupe Review
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    1985 Bmw 325e — It's a cool ride to have, very reliable (even though it's an '85), good fuel economy, good power, and it has a cool sport/classy look. The only bad thing about it is its space, its a bit limited but can be worked with. Also, right now that I am working on the electrical wiring its a bit pricey.

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

    Pros: It's a fun ride, very reliable, good fuel economy, and even though i am working on it still it looks great.

    Cons: the ondly bad thing is that it does not have much space and the electrical repair costs are pricey.

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    1985 BMW 3 Series 325e Review
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    Spent More Time Working On It Then Driving It, And I Can't Wait Until I Get Another! — Picked up a 1985 325e at a Goodwill lot for $500. It sat in a garage or barn for a number of years. Rodents were storing nuts in the engine! All it needed were brakes and tires, and I was on the road. What a blast! Straight 6, super long pistons meant super low idle, sounded like a desiel. easy as pie to work on. Drove it for a few years, then the real repairs started. Brakes, throttle, clutch, electronics, fuel system. Sold it with 199,995 miles on it, couldn't get the last 5 five out of it. Guy I sold it to junked it:'(

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun to drive, very reliable, parts easy to find, easy to work on

    Cons: Constantly needed work, parts a little expensive, corrosion issues, terrible in winter

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    1985 BMW 3 Series 325e Review
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    Well For The Price Love It — Hey for the money great car cheap to run and handels the goat trials in my neck of the woods great,ha ha ha.Water pump went out but a life time replacement one was for it was under $40.00 heck can,t beat that.Have not had it long under two months,but it has impressed me. Seats are stuffed with what looks like straw? Guess they did not have foam back then,ha ha ha.Paul

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Nice looking runs great great handeling good on fuel body seems to hold up good for a car this old.

    Cons: Brakes could be better,to many warning lights they have them on everything it seem,s.Seats are real bad for comfort

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    1985 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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    N/a — this bmw 325i has 170 hp 220Nm torque that is for power and for safety , it contains standard safety.low cost of ownership, good looks interior and exterior, and as 6 cylinder engine this bmw has power and it is funny to drive

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: n/a

    Cons: tires

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    1985 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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    Rullikas! — Best rear wheels drive car! comfortable seats and easy to drive. but as it is an old car it rusts badly! and don´t have a good reputation. cheap parts and easy to fix. 2,5 motor is works with minor problems.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: rear wheel drive

    Cons: rust bucket

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    1985 BMW 3 Series 325e Review
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    Sweet Sports-luxury Sedan. — I drive an 85 so its a little worn down, therefore its not as responsive as modern cars. I got it for pretty cheap from my uncle, and the insurance is pretty cheap. Its pretty much a chick magnet. I love it.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Look's great.

    Cons: Passenger window doesn't work. Battery sucks.

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    1985 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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    My E30, 1985 — Very low milage car (57,000 km as of today), wow Acceleration is OK, braking could be better, but the looks is awsome. Recaro seats, M looks, BBS wheels (15 inch) All original!! Hope to race a vintage race soon!!! In the mean time, very fun to drve around....

    Pros: Performance for an 80's car.

    Cons: Getting spare parts sometimes

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    1985 325e — I bought it from a neighbor whose husband passed away in 1998 and the car sat for 10 years. The body is cherry and the engine is great. Excellent acceleration, even for an e-class. Engine is quiet. It handles better than my friends Porsche 911 and is almost as quick. I have to thank the good people at BMW for creating The Ultimte Driving Machine. I will never drive anything but BMW's ever again.

    Pros: Ultimate Driving Machine!

    Cons: NONE!

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    1985 Bmw 325e — its performance is great, but the top speed isn't as good as it should be. It needs a few repairs now and then, but overall it runs great. The one aspect of the car that i really dislike is the dings and scratches that my relatives put on it when they owned it. It gets 17 miles per gallon. It is very fun to drive, especially on the freeway!!

    Pros: interior is immaculate, performance is like new

    Cons: dings, scratches on exterior

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    325e — Great car while I was in high school. Perfect daily driver. As any older car, was a nickel and dimer... had to stay on top of the minor things. Most work done was on normal wear items. I was sad to let this car go, but I couldn't drive it every day while in college. It began to rust in the typical E30 spots, under the tailgate, and on the rocker panels. I would definitely recommend an E30 to any BMW enthusiast,... though if I were to get one again, I would definitely go for a 325is or 318is...

    Pros: great daily driver with a lot of attitude

    Cons: needed to be driven more than I could drive it... began to rust

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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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