1988 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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    The Machine — The bmw e30 325 is the ultimate bmw one of the best machines ever built. The acceleration is great and can whip most cars. The braking and handling are solid regarding its age and absolutely great to drive.. gear ratios, power from da motor and weight of the car has made all this possible. low driving speeds are however very irritating in this car.

    Pros: handling, power. road luking over side window(drifting)

    Cons: not good for low speeds and inexperienced

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    1988 BMW 3 Series Review
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    The Old Bimmer — Performance: Drives fantastic, old engine though... Build quality: pretty good considering its over 20 years old Apearance: Loogs good for its age though som angeleyes and a set lf better weels wouldn't hurt. Cost of Ownership: Old cars go wrong, thirsty. Fun Factor: Can it be much more fun than rearwealdrive and a straigt six?

    Pros: Handling, sound

    Cons: Consumption

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325is Review
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    Need Injectors — Well its not running yet, got new injectors on the way, so its only a matter of time, once i put my sound system in and get my new seats itll look like a dream, and soon after the motor will sound like a dream... cant believe i got it for so cheap

    Pros: Its beautiful and it will be powerful

    Cons: Its broken atm

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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    Not Good Enough For Its Money — Excellent acceleration, braking and handling. The steering wheel is a little too big, seats are not ergonomical. Excellent build quality, unhappy with the electronics and electrical equipment. Styling is great, but indoor space is insufficient. Cost of ownership can be quite high due to expensive support. The car is definitely fun to drive. I can recommend it if value-for-money considerations are not a factor in your choice.

    Pros: fast, solidly built, corosion-resistant

    Cons: prone to electric failures, erratic road behaviour in winter conditions

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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    1988 BMW 3 Series 316i Review
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    Bmw ''cube'' — Fun Factor - Really fun. E-Brake is really fast responding. Appearance - Well after a few spoilers and a sweet set of rims... It looks GREAT! Build Quality - Quite solid. After a few ''bumps'' it was fixed really fast and CHEAP! Cost of Ownership - Not expensive. Doesn't spend much gas. Maintenance is after about every 100k km. Depends on the shape of the car. Great car indeed

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Year and the condition of it if it isn't controled regulary.

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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    Oh Yah. — I love the car. I just got new seats put in it and im about to get a tune up to make it fly fly fly. Every one loves the thing. Its a blast to drive even when I am goin down the highway kicking the crap outa Civics. I rock it!

    Pros: Every Girl likes it

    Cons: It needs a tune up

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325ix Review
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    My Favorite Car To Own And Drive Of All Time. — All year round late 80's sports car. Loved the AWD. BMW race heads and Remus exhaust and a short throw made this car come alive even though it wasn't sports car fast for the millennium. Still a quick car. This car with 230k when i sold her still had stock bottom end and this pulled hard.

    Pros: All year round driver.

    Cons: It's a BMW parts are not cheap.

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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    Cheap, Reliable And A Joy To Drive — When I bought it last year it had only 108,000 km on the clock. It is in perfect condition, ages very well, is absolutely reliable and is a delight to drive. If you want a nice reliable RWD car with a real engine for no money at all, the six cylinder BMW E30 is the car you want !

    Pros: Handling, great soundtrack, confortable, solid as a rock

    Cons: Big steering ratio

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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    Get One! — Amazing for a 20 year old car, The build quality of BMW's is unbelievable. Paint is a little rough, but that's no big deal. I get around 30 mpg highway, 22 city with a 5 speed manual. Very fun car to dive, couldn't ask much more out of this little beauty.

    Pros: Cheap, fast, great build quality

    Cons: alot of brake dust and road noise, "it's so cute" comments from women

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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    Bmw...need We Way More — This is my first EVER BMW. If it's any indication of the build quality of all BMWs, then I will never buy domestic again! This thing is solid. At 20 years old, most cars would be hobbling along, sputtering every time you throttle up. This thing never hesitates, takes corners like it's brand new, and generally is in better shape than me. It's deceptively large. While it isn't much longer than my 2 door Sentra was, this thing can handle much more cargo, and has ample leg room for my 6'2" 200lb frame.

    Pros: Excellent body
    Smooth shifting
    Excellent in corners
    It's authentically European

    Cons: It's old
    6 pack CD changer pops out when you hit too many bumps
    Mild burning smell comes when running hard

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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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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