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1988 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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Love It. — Bought this as a project car when I was 19, fell in love with the awesome handling, killer looks and excellent 2.5l L6. Even after 24 years, it's the most fun I've had on wheels. Parts are easy to find and quite cheap, and the car itself is a dream to work on; everything is solidly built and simple, no fancy electronics.

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

Pros: The ultimate driving machine, turns heads everywhere and gives thrills on any road

Cons: Buying a project car always entails expense; I just wish the BMW community in Canada were more active with spare parts sales!

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1988 BMW 3 Series 316iReview
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Great Car. — The 1.8 8v non-injection so its not the quickest, but not bad for what it is. Drives brilliantly in the dry and corners flat and level, but very unpredictable in the wet/cold. Very nice looking car, classic E30 looks untampered with. Very good condition inside and out. Carb model so not great on fuel, especially on heavy footed drives

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great clean, good looking and driving car

Cons: Not very fast and dosen't drive well on poor conditions

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1988 BMW 3 Series 316iReview
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Bmw 316 E30 — Really great car,but it has small engine with 90hp,not very fast,but in its class its the faster one... I would like to put bigger engine in it... And this is very fun car to drive...... LOVE IT!

Pros: Very reliable car,never lets you down,very good handling...

Cons: Small engine,need bigger engine,and stronger...

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1988 BMW 3 Series 325eReview
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Great! — Great cars and many were made so finding parts are easy either at a wrecking yard or online. They handle very well and come standard with anti lock brakes, cruise control, sunroof, power locks and windows. Additionally an OBD (on board computer) that reads MPG, miles left on the tank, MPH exceed warning and other functions. And we're talking about an 80s car. BMW far ahead of it's time.

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

Pros: Great sports car. 2.5/2.7 liter straight six 120/170 HP.

Cons: I hate how they designed the lower ball joints. If they fail you have to replace the whole lower control arm. If you do I suggest a set of ratcheting combo wrenches.

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1988 BMW 3 Series 320iReview
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Probably My Most Loved Car Ever! — The sound of the engine gives me goosebumps still... Wheelspinning into second gear with a wiggle from that wayward rear end... Built like a tank and reliable to the end. Over engineered so will still see them for another fifteen years.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: A real drivers car, the car that defined sports sedan.

Cons: Theft risk in SA ;-(

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1988 BMW 3 Series 320iReview
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Great Drifter — Great drift car, lots of power, at plenty of power to smoke the tires, in 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 gear :-D, and the breaking power is super: 330x32 6 pot front XYZ 312x20 4 pot rear Brembo All home made

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

Pros: The drifting

Cons: the fuel econemy 1-3 km/l

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1988 BMW 3 Series 325iX Coupe RWDReview
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Excellent Car! — An excellent year around Colorado car! Great in Snow and sun. With studded tires virtually unstoppable for the 31 mile commute. I love the traditional boxy look where you can see out of each corner of the car. The '88 has every option, heated leather sport seats, 5 spd, and rear spoiler.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Find a good example, keep up on the services and you will be rewarded.

Cons: Mine needs a cosmetic refresh

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1988 BMW 3 Series 325is Coupe RWDReview
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Wish I Could Do It Again — Best car ever. Always runs except for the expected problems all cars have. I've had it 22 years!!!!! So what if it's expensive to repair--fun factor is worth it--and no car payment for 17 years is heavenly. Yo!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Beautiful Life Journey With This Car

Cons: Hate To Sell It

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1988 BMW 3 Series 325eReview
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Beast — its a FUN car, the germans know there stuff. i really enjoy driving it, and even though its 22 years old she still pulls really hard. just look out for rust, and the subframe and bushing tend to be old at this point

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

Pros: it last forever and its fun as hell to drive! and cheap to mod

Cons: rust, subrame

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1988 BMW 3 Series 325is Coupe RWDReview
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Great Bang-for-buck Performance Car If You Like Handling. — Considering the age, has good acceleration. Perfect balance and a blast to drive with some good tires. At over 200k miles it has needed some work such as steering rack (upgraded to Z3 rack), clutch and flywheel (replaced with single-mass and M3 clutch), practically every bushing in the car, etc.. Only mechanical problem that hasn't been easy to fix is a driveshaft vibration under low speed acceleration but I believe it is the original driveshaft still. Interior is holding up except the front seats and dashboard. Overall awesome car, just try to get one that was never seriously damaged. You'll probably never again see a BMW under 3000lbs so this is a great BMW to own.

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

Pros: Makes a great DD + track/fun car.

Cons: None except the high miles.

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