1988 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325ixReview
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    You Just Can't Beat The E30's For A True Drivers Car. Built "ultimate Driving Machine" Reputation — Had my 88 25ix for exactly four days now. It's a dream so far. Saw it on CL and drove 230 miles to see it and pick it up. The PO held it for me for a week till I could get there on my word only. I love that guy! Who does that? No one. Back to the machine. H&R springs. Bleisten shocks, new clutch 20k ago, timing belt 7 ago, pristine 2-owner condition. Had a little wheel shake when I drove it home. But a quick stop for tire rotation and balance made it factory sick again! Thanks Les S. Now it's really responsive, 168hp and quick gearing make it quick off the line, but not too extreme for around town use,. Really excels on twisty roads where you can go through the gears a bit though. So solid for a 22 year old car, seems like it was very well engineered and built. Handling- like on rails Braking, super responsive and stops quickly. funner than a barrel of monkeys to drive.

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

    Pros: handling, manual transmission, looks, rarity

    Cons: someone had a money factory to keep it this nice all this time

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325ixReview
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    I Would Love To Have One Again. — This car was great! I had so many compliments during the time I owned this car. The interior was very nice, heated leather seats. A fantastic sunroof with power everything. The gas mileage was decent and best of all... the all wheel drive. This was a fun car to drive in good weather or bad.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun, sturdy, comfortable

    Cons: Expensive Parts

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325iReview
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    Awsome — Convertible fun to drive, comfortable ,awsome handeling and good acceleration. Got that sports car WOW. Would rather it is Silver than white. heated seats for the days when it's not so hot. Economical for a straight six. Wish it was a turbo

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

    Pros: Fun to drive with Top dropped

    Cons: Nothing

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325iReview
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    Cheap Thrills Bmw — For a car that has over 100K miles this is one of the most well built cars I owend. With the top down its a lot of fun and still holds its great handling and the over all cost of owner ship is verry cheap.

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

    Pros: A fun reliable car

    Cons: Not mutch room to work under the hood in some areas

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325ixReview
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    Cruising Down An Icy Or Snowy Road With All Four Wheels Clawing At The Snow. — Rallying it around in snowy, frozen conditions. With the inline 6cylender engine has the 225 horse power to fully mover the tourqe from wheel to wheel. The no wheel slip or looses traction ever. This car is awesome. Humming along at 3200rpm 45mph in third gear is heaven, give it some gas and bam you are at 65mph 42rpm cruising never temped to drop into fouth. Very smooth.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: First one up the mountain every powder day

    Cons: None

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325iReview
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    Glad To Own It — Pretty fun car. Wish I had the 2 door model though, or m3 of course. Hugs the road like crazy though, and I love how cars from this age drove, not too touchy like they are today. Gets pretty good gas mileage too, if you drive it right.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Classic

    Cons: Not for everyone

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 316iReview
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    None. — Best RWD car .. Awesome for drifting , awesome look. Mine is now going to be with M3 look. If engine is 1.8 or bigger - awesome. But it eats a lot of fuel. It is the best car i've ever had. I just love it!

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

    Pros: because of the drift possibilities

    Cons: If it is a 1.6 or 1.8 .. it is slow

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 316iReview
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    Coupe — that was my first car and i love it, it has open exhaust system and 15" tyres, i learn to drift with them on the snow and it never let me on the street. sometimes im asking myself why did i sell them?

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

    Pros: its a legend of BMW

    Cons: ultimate driving machine

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325iReview
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    E30 325 Touring — well what can i say my touring was used as a load lugger and a drift car great fun til it got vanilised and wrecked still using as a banger racer hit a wall and a badger and still going strong

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: power speed and sideways

    Cons: running cost

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    One Of The Ultimate Driving Machines. — hate my diving boards.... need a new top and paint. needs rubber... great gas mileage. strongest gearbox out there reliable as a top. best old car ive ever driven. its 20 years old and still runs great with over 280 thousand miles on the chassis. i love her.

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

    Pros: its a BMW....

    Cons: its a BMW

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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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