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1986 BMW 3 Series 325es Coupe RWDReview
biglakelew writes:
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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 Coupe RWDReview
Nicolai writes:
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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 325es Coupe RWDReview
connor_lucas writes:
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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 325e Sedan RWDReview
Eric writes:
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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 325e Sedan RWDReview
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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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1986 BMW 3 SeriesReview
pasmith writes:
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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 325 Sedan RWDReview
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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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1986 BMW 3 SeriesReview
Jyrki writes:
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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 Coupe RWDReview
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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 325e Sedan RWDReview
Alexander writes:
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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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