1986 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    1986 BMW 3 Series 325esReview
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    Bmw Is A Fantastic Company — what a car,i love my 3 series.I am ever impessed at how reliable this little vehicle is,and it goes like a little rocket.Thumbs up all around.Must drive a vehicle sportingly,always safe as well. Drive it as if you stole it.4 real

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

    Pros: motor runs super,, car handles like a dream.

    Cons: glove compartment blows ass

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    1986 BMW 3 Series 325 CoupeReview
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    Bmw 325i — It wasn't in this lovely red color, but in an rusty old green one. But what did looks matter, when what it kept under the hood, was a six-cylinder series engine with 170hp making the rear wheels go smokin'. It was very worn and it needed a lot of work to be done. But.. it was cheap, and it was my first car. Fun factor? 1-10: 15!

    Pros: Muscles, nostalgic

    Cons: Rusty, worn

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    1986 BMW 3 Series 325esReview
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    Great Little Daily Driver, Needs Bigger Back Seats Though. — Ages well, motor is very smooth with almost 300000 miles on it and very nice interior. absolutely glides around turns and does a good job of kicking out the rears too. love the lights! geared weird, but because of that it gets good gas mileage.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: good looks, power

    Cons: a little rough idle at 300000 miles...

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    1986 BMW 3 Series 325eReview
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    My Beloved 325e — The 325e was the baby 6 cyclinder 3 series. 127 hp out of a 2.7 litre 12 valve inline 6. So engine performance wasn't what it could be, although the 177 ft/lbs of torque made up for the lack of power to some extent. What I eventually came to love about this car is that it was rear wheel drive (which I'm now hopelessly addicted to), and the fully independent suspension and light weight made it a very capable handler. The automatic transmission did give up the ghost shortly after I got it, but I converted it to a 5 speed which made it even better. This being my first car however I'm almost required to love it to death despite its many faults, but it did have many redeeming qualities that I still look for in new cars even today.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: great handling, reliable engine, easy to work on, rear wheel drive

    Cons: AC never worked, low on power

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    1986 BMW 3 Series 325eReview
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    1986 Bmw 325 — The BMW e30 is the most awesome car ever made... the 325e is probably not the best model for sports. but when your looking for a clean e30 on a budget its hard to be super picky. Most awesome car ever!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Its level of awesomeness

    Cons: This particular model could use more power

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    The Best Car I Have Ever Owned — A great car. :Purchased it new. Handles corners with ease, accelerates when called upon, solid built, the interior is original, updated the exterior with new paint and rubber, rebuilt the front end, regular maintenance and timing belts, 21 mpg in town, no squeaks or rattles.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: easy to drive

    Cons: nothing

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    1986 BMW 3 Series 325Review
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    Cheap — It was free, but not worth it. Once you get a car this old it's hard to find parts for, and the more you put into it, the more expensive it is until you wonder if it was cheaper to buy a better car to begin with. The performance was decent, although the 2.5 L 168 hp (@ 6500 rpm) V6 engine is a bit dated compared to modern cars (28 more HP than a 2010 Honda Civic). 0- 62 in 9.7 secs isn't exactly stellar, but it's not terrible either. One important thing to note that since it was an 325xi meant that it had all wheel drive (unusual) and that it was also a coup. Since it was free, it needed alot of work done, and in the end it got junked...but if you find one in decent condition by all means try to get it functional, but remember that the cost of the car + repair probably should not equal the price of a new car if it's going to be your daily driver.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: AWD + It's a BMW

    Cons: Old + Unreliable + Hard to find parts

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    E30 4 Ever — Engine fires up like the very first day. Some rusty part can be ignored, replaced or fixed simply applying MIG-glue to such area. Dual headlights give the elegant and aggressive look to this sport-monster. Interior is missing original cassette player but speakers with no cones in place look better than they need to.

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

    Pros: Reasonable pricing

    Cons: None

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    1986 BMW 3 Series 325 CoupeReview
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    My Sexy B B — Bmw 1986 black full option manual transmission 2.7liter engine.15'' rims,xenon head lights sound system recardo seats fantastic very economic,i owned this car since 2 years ago.and this the most incredibble car to drive. you will feel that your home.

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

    Pros: Fast.best handling anbd acceleration

    Cons: nothing at all

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    1986 BMW 3 Series 325eReview
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    Eta Power — nice torque, suspension needs modification. BMW biuld quality! Not very revy but you get power (although not to much) from the bottom end. Rear wheel drive is cool and this car also shows up the BMW e30 specific oversteer behaviour.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: torque

    Cons: fuel consumption, not to revy

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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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