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1988 BMW 3 Series 325is Coupe RWDReview
colinmollenhour writes:
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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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1988 BMW 3 Series 325iX Coupe RWDReview
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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 325iX Coupe RWDReview
James writes:
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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 325i Sedan RWDReview
Cec writes:
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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 325i Sedan RWDReview
Chris writes:
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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 325iX Coupe RWDReview
nateroot writes:
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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 325i Sedan RWDReview
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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 325i Sedan RWDReview
Pete writes:
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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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