Have you driven a 1987 BMW 3 Series?  
Rank This Car

User Reviews

View reviews where users commented on categories.

Clear selections

Displaying 1 - 10 of 1987 BMW 3 Series 10 reviews.

1987 BMW 3 Series 325i Convertible RWDReview
iraisok writes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

An Affordable "ultimate Driving Machine" — The 1987 325ic e30 is the world renown most desirable BMW Convertible on the road today. Top down this vehicle is like none you will have ever been in. The vehicle has a 2.5 l 6 cyl engine with rear wheel drive. It's turning radius is better than most vehicles its length or wheel base. As such you'll be able to make a U-turn in a single operation. The car is fun to drive and wow how many people have commented how beautiful it is when I'm parked or thumbs up from passer bys.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Never goes out of style, handles very well, performs well and solid on the road.  Kudos from passer bys.

Cons: Need to replace the top every 10 or so yrs.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1987 BMW 3 Series 325i Convertible RWDReview
iraisok writes:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

The Most Admired Car I May Ever Own. — Like driving the vehicle especially with the top down. Unlike other convertibles with the top up there no squeaks or anything abnormal. Handling is marvelous but I am so easy on automobiles it does not matter. I have never experienced major engine work on ANY vehicle I have ever owned. The top does not last forever even when vehicle is garaged as mine has been.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Convertible that is very well built.  It will remain a classic automobile forever.  Can seat 4 people while many cars like it can only seat 2.   I am always getting kudos from passer bys about how the car looks and what it is.  "Enjoy The Ride" top down in the Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Cons: Need to replace the top.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1987 BMW 3 Series 325is Coupe RWDReview
Streakarus writes:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

A Car To Go From A To B. — I've owned 1988 bmw 735il , 1995 740il, and 1987 325is. and out of all of them my 1988 was most impressive. I adore my 325 but must upgrade on suspension if i want to drive it like a BMW is suppose to drive.

Pros: Very dependable.  Fast two door car.

Cons: Not to good in rain going around curves.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1987 BMW 3 Series 325i Convertible RWDReview
mrbill111 writes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Very Well Rounded For 27 Year Old Car Better Than Some New Ones Avalible Today — have been restoring car since purchased any issues that i have come up with dose not seem to affect reliability always goes where ever you ask it drove 900 miles to Virginia and back averaged 29.7 mpg on on board mileage com at 70 just put new 17 inch 40 s on it handles great new int very comfortable

Pros: Awsome car purchased three years ago for 200 bucks 250 k immediately drove 1300 miles no mechanical issues used one quart oil

Cons: interior was trashed from sun and excessive ware slight leak in convertable top when it rains therefore it is now garage kept

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1987 BMW 3 Series 325iReview
Derek writes:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

A Great Car, For Someone With Good Taste. — good power for the year. expensive to maintain. Exceptional E30 handling. lacked space, but it wasn't designed to be a hauler. fuel economy was exception for a 6cylinder. price was very fair. its a great car that is well known worldwide.

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

Pros: Fun to drive. handling

Cons: maintenance costs

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1987 BMW 3 Series 325i Convertible RWDReview
Bkschirm writes:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Fun Summer Car. — Nice, well kept car. Easy to find replacement parts and easy to work on. Excellent Bentley service manual available, very detailed. Love to drive with top down. Receive many compliments on appearance and performance considering age of vehicle. Very few body blemishes.

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

Pros: Fun car to drive.  Great acceleration at high speeds.

Cons: Not a family car.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1987 BMW 3 Series 325is Coupe RWDReview
Skool writes:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Get One!! — Is experience- do not have the stats but all you have to do have a look, timeless classic!! Had to replace the gearbox and airflow..engine untouched stll that E30 sound and experience! burnt red in colour, white and black interior, has an IS ever not been fun to drive, really???

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

Pros: its a neck-breaker, the beast in the beauty!!

Cons: too much attention!

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
1987 BMW 3 Series 325e Sedan RWDReview
Matthew writes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

The Hardtop Miata Of The 80s. — Great for a first car, but also a great car for Bimmer lovers. Mine has a Dinan upgrade, but with or without it, it's a fun and sporty car. Great for responsible drivers with a sense of passion for the road.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Sporty, easy to maintain, not pricey (initial or aftermarket)

Cons: Cramped back seat, somewhat lacking in power

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1987 BMW 3 Series 325es Coupe RWDReview
Matt writes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Get One And You'll Be Hooked — Another E30 chassis 3 series my friend and I owned. Advantage of and E models is the same amount of torque as an I model but reached it at 1k rpms less. Less HP though, but that's what make the engines last longer.

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

Pros: The ultimate driving machine.

Cons: I hate where the time belt is mounted with the spring tentioner right next to the water pump.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1987 BMW 3 Series 325iReview
jchatty17 writes:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:

Fun Bmw — Visibility is outstanding in this car. It is a 1987, so it has a few electronic issues that need repair. Drives and runs great. It has a newer engine with only 60,000 miles or so on it, so it is just getting broken in.

Pros: Awesome power and handling.  Super fun to drive.

Cons: A few electrical glitches.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 1987 BMW 3 Series 10 reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

2021 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Review By GuruXPZRK

The m340 is superb! The handling, power, tech, comfort, and appearance are unparalleled with any car in its class. I loved my 2018 BMW 340ix and couldn’t envision better, but it truly is night and d... Read More

2020 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Review By Guru77TSZ

That is the perfect car for me. But I still waiting for a goo deal. Read More

2019 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Review By Tom

nice size with great options and handling for the price Read More

2018 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Review By Guru95T2P8

Cheap, like a toy to drive , Compared with the Mercedes A or C class which is the same price it feels very cheap. The road noise and the engine noise is very loud. Read More

2017 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Review By Guru9ZV4FL

Not too good , selected car clearly had an accident but nor the add or Carfax picked up on the obvious damage. Read More

Review By Guru99ZF28

Outstanding great value impeccable service and beautiful vehicle Thank you Read More

Cars compared to 1987 BMW 3 Series

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 24,984 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $2,200.

ZIP:
Have you driven a 1987 BMW 3 Series?  
Rank Your Car →