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1988 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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1988 Bmw 325i Convertible — It's a convertible. It's classic. It's white. Amazing interior. Great steering response.

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1988 BMW 3 SeriesReview
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I Will Never Get Rid Of This Car. — *blank for now*

Pros: It's small, handles excellently, looks cool, and its a friggin BMW.

Cons: It's small, so all the bigger vehicles driving around are kind of intimidating.  The engine is starting to get a little tired and either needs to be refreshed or swapped with a V12.

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1988 BMW 3 Series 325is Coupe RWDReview
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Not Bad For My Frist Car! — For a car thats 20 years old, and has 242000 km+ on it, it still drives well. This car still pulls hard and handles well! Its full of gadgets, which is surprising when you consider the age. Its great on gas, and its a joy to drive. Silky smooth straight six, with rear wheel drive. What more could you want?

Pros: Fast, handles well, fun to drive, looks good, fairly realiable.

Cons: Brakes are a little weak, can be a handfull in bad weather.

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1988 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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Can You Say "beverly Hills 90125"? — I've had a ton of fun with this ride. 186k miles now and the car drives like a champ.

Pros: Solid ride, no loose noises for having so many miles.

Cons: The top is expensive to replace.

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1988 BMW 3 Series 325is Coupe RWDReview
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What All Small Cars Should Be Like — I've been a fan of the 80's BMW's for a long time. I bought it with a lot of problems and have been slowing fixing it up. The car handles better than a lot of new cars out there and with a few touches here and there the E30 chassis is a stout performer on autocross and track days. The A/C still blows cold and its 20 years old.

Pros: handling, looks, power

Cons: need to fix the control arms...

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1988 BMW 3 Series 325is Coupe RWDReview
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E30: Best Bmw Bargain? — E30s have a well deserved repuatation for longevity and reliability. Engines, eta or i, run 200,000 miles without a rebuild with ease. Transmissions are equally as strong. While the entire range is now 17 years old or more its difficult to find examples that have been maitained properly and are rust free. When cared for these cars are deceptively good all around performers and are reliable too. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as I find E30s quite good looking as they are classic BMW, especially in contrast to today's Bangle designed cars.

Pros: Low asking prices, excellent build quality, performance, style

Cons: Parts prices, timing belt replacement needed every 50,000 miles

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1988 BMW 3 Series 325is Coupe RWDReview
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Bmw's Rock — Personally I love this body style and they say it is one of BMW's Best handeling chasies, and they are just fun as hell to drive.

Pros: Easy as hell to park, quick, and reliable

Cons: Older cars need work, and just require more attention than new cars

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1988 BMW 3 SeriesReview
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Excellent Handling But Avoid Carburetted M10 Engine! —

Lovely car and even though auto, using lock-downs the 1.8l M10 4-pot would embarrass most other things off of the line. However, with an inline engine, the float bowl on the carb wold go dry on tight left handers and cause sputtering or even stalls. Recommend the 1.6l injected 316i or (better still) the 6-pot 318i or 320. The 325's motor overpowers the chassis and adds weight it can do without, so save your cash and get a mint 318i instead. And unless you really are a grade A dink, don't reckon you can do better than BMW's engineers in the hnadling and gas flow department cos you can't - leave it alone and spend the cash on things that make a real difference like sorting any emerging rust and replacing the (most likely given the age) clapped out shocks and tired springs with new bilsteins. Do not lower as it sods the handling, whatever the baseball-cap-wearing muppet brigade might believe. Ditto exhausts: replace with new stainless but keep the correct backpressure. Loud cans = bad fuelling = huge loss of hp = embarrising twunterry at the lights when old giffers in Mondeos say tara... Sad. Also, if you're 6'+ it's a bit titchy inside. Compared to later 3-series' it is very cramped aalthough with the drivers seat right back it's acceptable. But then forget about having anyone with legs in the back as not many people have legs <3" diameter! The 2-door is better (a smidge) than the 4 for this as at least the drivers seat goes back further... Still, if you have no mates, or don't care if they stick their legs through the gap between the front seats (I'm not kidding here btw!), it is a great car and if not nawsed up by the body-kit-and-bean-tin brigade, looks excellent.

Pros: Light, nimble, fun and frugal

Cons: Bit cramped for tall drivers and passengers can keep knocking the rear-view mirro out of line...

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1988 BMW 3 Series 320iReview
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2.0i Straight 6 Rear Wheel Drive....need I Say More — this car is truly amazing, with the silky smooth straight 6 engine and the power steering and remote central locking made this car feel alot newer than a 1988 model, and everything worked!!!! even the electric mirrors and on board computer, build quality was nothing less that amazing and the power from the 130bhp unit was always satisfing.only down side wall no kind of traction control or a.b.s which made this car a very scary drive...especially in the wet

Pros: good build quality good performance good relibility and good image

Cons: high serving and running costs, needs traction control

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1988 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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German Engineering At Its Best! Not Pricey At All And Doesn't Have Any Gimmicks. — The E30 3-Series BMW, great cars, not pricey today, and have plenty under the hood. It is the end of the more boxy looking BMW designs which to me look much better than the E36 style that follows it, and it remarkably light for what you are getting. You want a fun car? A car that will stick to the road but has a tail end that is always down to play? This is the car you need then.

Pros: Quality construction, good amount of torque and horsepower, sexy, pretty cheap right now

Cons: Twenty year old car, costs a bit more than the Japanese cars to upgrade.

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2015 BMW 3 Series Reviews

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2014 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Review By Grant

The car has most of the features I was looking for. Unfortunately the microphone for the in car phone system is not working. Seems to be a common issue with this car. Just not something I tested wh... Read More

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2013 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Review By blueluichy

The features included with the model series, combined with the engine output make a great deal. Although a bit smaller, it compares with the Mercedes-Benz E350 coupe, and the Audi S5. Read More

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2012 BMW 3 Series Reviews

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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

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