1988 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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    My First Real Car — The E30 3-series BMW is one of those iconic cars from the 80's that really put BMW on the map. Mine was a manual and being a small 2 litre inline 6 engine it operated mainly on revs, or in lamens terms it wasn't the easiest to drive but once you get the hang of it it is a lovely car to drive. Mine had a performance exhaust on which made it sound awesome.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Exciting to drive, comfortable, classic

    Cons: Some reliability issues, not the lightest runner or cheapest to maintain

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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    Classic — It was a realy nice car, the look was awesome and the performance was amazing but with high consume of gasoline. This car is a moder classic for most of the people for veru good reasons. Not every car have that agresive look without loosing elegance.

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

    Pros: Fun

    Cons: High consume

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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    A Cheap German Super Sport Car — it's acheap german super sport car with a amzing performance indeed and has a very strong good quality build it's move like arocks in the road and about appearance i'll say wow it's the most beautiful car have bmw built...

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

    Pros: it's drift and performance

    Cons: features

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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    Great Car To Buy - In 1990! — In 1990, it was a great car! ;-) It was luxurious for me, but still affordable. I am not sure if I would buy it now, as it is an old car. It was fun to drive, but I recommend the BMW 850 now!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Cool for a first car!

    Cons: It is ooooold now!

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325is Review
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    E30 — Indestructible motor and transmission. Solid transmission action. Smooth power delivery. Recaro driver seat was perfect for me. 7 series brake master cylinder really firmed up brakes. handled wonderfully. could hang tail out all day. Classic body lines. leak at the firewall and need for larger car prompted sale

    Pros: Great chassis

    Cons: Watch for rust

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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    1988 Bmw 325i Ttouring — 10 careful owners 136000miles (just run in really) and still pulls like a train. German engineering what more can you ask for....Oh and hopeful it will drag us around Europe. another 4000miles. make sure its the 2.5 straight six though.

    Pros: £750 rear wheel drive pleaure...

    Cons: none

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    1988 BMW 3 Series Review
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    Green Power — great car, superb wonderfull, nice acceleration, interior could be better, a lot of maintenance required, 10l per 100km, the handling is a little bit adventurious but ok, but great fun, nice and easy driving yet dangerious in the wintertimes, some nice unexpected drifting

    Pros: nice sound

    Cons: gasolineslurper

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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    Everyone Should Have One — Modern day classic from the second it left the assembly line. Fantastic ,solidly buil,t reliable, recognisable and I think pretty cool. I've choosen to put mine in original spec with no bolt on nastiness you can see some of these E30 having been subjected to I reckon if it ain't broke don't fix it and if you want chav mobile buy a jap car not a german one :)

    Pros: looks good goes great

    Cons: irish road tax and insurance for occassional use cars is extorsion

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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    1988 E30 — performance wise, its no m3, but it could run very well. the quality is outstanding. some minor repairs, but nothing major. i love how it looks. i still get some compliments and a few offers. just have to know a little about maintaining the car. and have to know where to get the parts cheap.

    Pros: love the looks, and there are so many options you can put in...

    Cons: maintenance is quite costly...

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325ix Review
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    My '88 Bmw 325ix — very good car, the 5 speed manual is the way to go. It pulls well in the higher gears at lower speeds. the All wheel drive is awesome for the rain or snow. I prefer the '88 because it is the only year with the BBS wheels, sport seats, front and rear spoilers. the other years have one or more of these missing.

    Pros: All wheel drive, 5 speed, 2 door, perfect steering, 25 mpg, 0-60 in 7.1 seconds

    Cons: what negatives?

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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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