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1987 BMW 3 Series 325eReview
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Great Looks, Great Ride, Good Value — This car has the get up and go like Ive never seen before. It handles great, gets wonderful gas mileage, and is easy to drive! It feels strong and powerful without being a beast. It purrs and looks hot doing it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: really quiet and powerful

Cons: no cup holders for my latte

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1987 BMW 3 Series 325iReview
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I Love The Car Overall And Is Definitely The Ultimate Driving Machine — I absolutely love my car. I just bought a 1987 BMW 325i and there are so many gadgets on the car that I still haven't figured them all out. It was no doubt top of the line in '87 when it was made as it has things on it that a lot of cars made today don't have on them. It runs beautifully and very smooth. Despite the size of the car it has an excellent solid ride and lots of pep. The only thing I would change about my car is that it is automatic and I would love to have the exact same car with a manual transmission. Any ideas on how to switch my transmission to a stick shift without it costing an arm and a leg?

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Power everything including moon roof

Cons: automatic transmission

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1987 BMW 3 Series 325iReview
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Parts Are High,some Things A Shop Has To Do,over All It Helps To Know A Mech. — I have a red convertible,1987,166.000 on the speedo,I love this car so much,Im a wrench so repairs are free ,yes the top is a little noisy ,but with it down,what a joy to drive,and still get thumbs up where ever i go,drove from cocoa,fla to north ala.,no problems at all,with a manual trans. great milage......Love the car.......Dink4380

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: looks,manual top,milage

Cons: seats suck for a big man

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1987 BMW 3 Series 325isReview
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Wonderful Old School Euro Racer! — Amazing car! I love old school euro sportscars and this is definitely one of a kind! Only dislike is the amount of money it takes from me because there is so much potential that you can't ever stop spending money on it!

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

Pros: Very fun! Feel the road, like a big go-kart!

Cons: nothing, unless you can buy an E30 M3

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1987 BMW 3 Series 325isReview
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Perfect. ;) — Lots of modification potential, excellent handling and a fair ride even with aftermarket shocks and springs. I couldn't comment on actual price of ownership, as I've done way too much more than a normal person would probably want to or be able to justify. Tons of fun on the street, and a good start for the track. As far as how far you can go with the performance...the only real limitation I'm aware of are the fenders--you can only fit so much tire before major rework or fender flares are necessary. The suspension is antiquated by adequate, as is the M20 powerplant. As always, tons cheaper to buy parts and do the work yourself versus having a shop do it.

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

Pros: Reserved only for those looking for driving feel and performance at a premium, while still having enough room and comfort to be daily driven.

Cons: It's expensive to have worked on. Do it yourself!

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1987 BMW 3 Series 325isReview
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Better Than A Sentra. — It's a BMW 325is, it's green, it has a roll cage, and fire system. Yeah, it's pretty awesome. It's cheap and turns pretty good. Not much to dislike about it and it's better than a Sentra. Yes, it's fun to drive and no it doesn't get good gas mileage.

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

Pros: It's not a Sentra.

Cons: It crashed.

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1987 BMW 3 Series 325iReview
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A Car With A Little Luxury And Upgradeable If You Are A Bmw Enthusiast —

It gets decent average fuel economy for a RWD car. For half city and half highway driving, it gets about 23-24 Miles Per Gallon. The car will take a turn with some body leans. Makes great power for a small straight 6 cylinder engine. I would avoid driving it in the snow, unless equipped with tire chain cables and I am not sure about adding sand to the trunk, if the rear axles and suspension can handle it. My least favorite is the high trunk liftover and small rear door openings. Just don't plan on carrying much bulky items. I guess thank god I do not drive the car anymore, since I have a bad habit of hitting the front spoiler when parking. The trip computer would have a tendency to drain the battery if not driven often enough and it was a $1,000 to replace. When the inspection/oil change light/temperature gauge did not operate correctly, it was fixed by replacing the circuit board inside the instrument cluster. The easiest maintenance to do are the oil changes and changing the spark plugs. However the spark plug wires were never changed, very very expensive and are not kept in stock. The most pain in the neck things to do are changing drive belts. In order to reset oil change and/or inspection light you either have to go to a BMW dealer or buy an expensive reset tool, specifically for certain model year BMWs.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: RWD for some, upgradeable with aftermarket parts

Cons: Not great in the snow without tire chain cables. Parts are expensive and some parts of the car are difficult to work on

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1987 BMW 3 Series 325eReview
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Buy One — Awesome handling and not bad acceleration and powerband now that I've chipped it. These cars will never go out of style. Best part is that it's a blast to drive and usually cheap to fix or modify. Definitely worth every penny.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It's awesome

Cons: none

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1987 BMW 3 Series 325isReview
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My Bmw — to be an old car it performs well its good at braking, handling, comfty inside. this car have the best inline 6 that BMW has ever made its old but in the highway runs the 150 mph its quite a good car

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

Pros: brake, in curves an acceleration

Cons: lots $$$$ body work

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1987 BMW 3 Series 325esReview
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El Bmx — This is an amazing car... I can travel all my conutry with it and I will still be loving it! Simply excelent! This is an economic car with a goergeous start and a good looking sport appearance. Perfect to rece!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: confort, power and traction

Cons: no one

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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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