1988 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325ix Review
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    The Most Fun You Can Have With All Your Clothes On. — Introduced to the North America in 1988, the iX suffered from poor sales due to its cost (at $33,000, it was $1,000 less than an M3) and . The reason for the exorbitant pricing was that it came with every option available to the E30 chassis fitted as standard. All '88's came with two doors and a manual gearbox which means that it is a shed load of fun in nearly every situation. My car has Bilstein Sport shocks, H&R Sport Coils, a Jim Conforti engine management chip and a full Supersprint exhaust.

    Pros: Handling, power, reliability, price, low weight, feel, stereo and quality.  The only fully mechanical AWD system offered.  Red Paint

    Cons: Lame fuel economy (30 mpg on the highway is horrid for a 2900-lb car), people who ask if it's an M3, pre-pubescent 15-year olds who rice out E30's. Rust.  The fact that an automatic transmission is available, repair costs if the PO didn't maintain it. Red Paint

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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    Straigh 6 - Is There Better — I have to say, this was fun toy. BMW has really pulled through when they designed rev-limiter to this car. 6 cylinders makes gordeous sound when you pull 7000rpm and rev it all it got. In slipery weather this thing is _really_ fun but also dangerous in hands of people who hasn't driven rw-drive cars much. Back-end of the car throws so fast when cornering that you cannot really do anything if you are not prepared.

    Pros: Fun 10+

    Cons: Drinks too much.

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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    Was Actually A 1991 Model..not 1988... — This car is one of about 40 cars i have owned.....exterior was a bit tatty and was barried up some what by the previous owner, had a lovely loud exhaust and some nice alloys (though kerbed really badly), it was lowered all round and certainly turned some heads...

    Pros: Fast, loud, nice to look at..(from a distance)..lol

    Cons: bodywork bad and the interior was poor..

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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    One Monster Of A Car — Had it for about a year but it was an experience. It tried to bite me several times and i never really had the confidence to push it too far cause the handling at times was so unpridictable. I felt that the driving position wa a bit cramped cause the steering wheel was to o low, but that aside it was a lovely motor.

    Pros: built like a rock and very quitck and loads of fun in the dry

    Cons: Tail happy and will have u spinning without a thought.

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 320i Review
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    Cruisin' Down The Line! — I bought this car in Aug/07 & it was originally owned by Tom Cruise after he made the movie Risky Business. The car needs to be restorted but runs great and is an eye catcher!

    Pros: The stlying, performance and comfort

    Cons: She's old and needs alot of TLC

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325is Review
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    Fun, Sporty, Track Car — I love this car. Has ALOT done to it. Very fun to drive and take on a track.

    Pros: EVERYTHING

    Cons: Its old

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    1988 BMW 3 Series 325 Review
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    I loved this car. It was terrific for urban driving. Mine was a manual, and it was very fast-shifting. For what it cost, it was a super vehicle.
    Power Ranked 1996 Saab 9000 better.
    "No idea except that the Saab vehicle felt as if it were beautifully engineered."
    Front Seats Ranked 1996 Saab 9000 better.
    "They were more comfortable and more supportive. The seats in the BMW were on the hard side."

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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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