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1989 BMW 3 Series 318isReview
Vanessa writes:
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Overall It Gets 4/5 For Being Enjoyable To Drive, Look At And Live With. —

remember! this is the 318i i'm referring to. Performance: 3.5/5 great handling, loves beating more powerful cars through corners. pretty good braking from the puny 4 wheel disc-brakes (i had to make a smoking emergency stop once and could actually smile after that). acceleration? lolwut? but he has his moments when he feels the need to get going. otherwise, this laid-back Bavarian enjoys just cruising along. Build Quality: wanted to give 3.5 for the solid construction and toughness all round but then i quickly remembered all those repairs. oh my yes. perhaps it was neglected/poorly maintained by the previous owner or maybe it was made the night before Wiesn. what seemed like an innocuous coolant leak became a head gasket, then the starter motor, then the gearbox wanted out and now there's a rust problem in the most inconvenient of places. and a slightly unnerving shaking when driving and idling. and... Appearance: well, it's an E30, it's a coupe, it's teh sex. pull up next to an E36 in this and you can hear the other car cringe. it's that cool. wasn't too sure about the bright red at first but it's grown on me. interior is a your typical dull black plastic BUT the dashboard has got that nice driver-oriented design. everything functions as it should. seats are comfortable and will make traffic jams more bearable. back seat space? no point pretending you can fit people in there, sorry. it will however fit a stuffed kangaroo, 3-way sunshade, your entire hockey stick collection and a helmet. boot space is quite reasonable but is of the top-loading design without the rear cutout. bad news if you like taking your spare tyre out for fresh air frequently. i almost forgot the neat toolkit you get under the bootlid. i had to buy the missing tools to make it complete but believe me, it's cool and it matters. Cost: BMW claims L/100km was about 10 when new. i'm getting about 13 (as calculated by the VehiCal). the mileage isn't something i'm overly concerned about. insurance isn't a worry either, and it still holds its value decently. cost of maintenance is okay as the price of parts in general are reasonable, but some parts are more rare/expensive. captain obvious tip: don't bother getting it serviced at a dealer. that said, it's still rather reliable. the only time i couldn't start it was when the starter motor failed to live up to its name. however i still wouldn't recommended it to anyone but the most hardcore of car bores. you do have to be really in love with this car in order to put up with all the things that will go wrong.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: handsome looks, 2 doors, great to drive.

Cons: potentially costly repairs, never-ending problems associated with an old car.

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1989 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
James writes:
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Grunty 80's Icon — awesome acceleration :) really smooth straight 6, really torquey low down, sounds amazing, running around 190 BHP, hoping to get it to 200+, really pleasure to drive, good feel from the steering wheel, handles well, apart from back end is very lively in the wet!!! no abs is a bit scary at times.

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

Pros: performance and looking down right cool

Cons: 20mpg!!!

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1989 BMW 3 Series 325is Coupe RWDReview
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By Far The Funnest Thing To Drive — brand new M-50 motor under drive pullys M3 cams, intake fuel rail and injectors, schneller chip. rear wheel drive..!! bilstein suspension eibach springs. custon one off exhaust d-force wheels 11lbs a rim including tires, custon interior/ sterio. fast car is exteremly fun to drive handles very very well

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

Pros: back roads racing built for corners

Cons: cause u wont keep up!!!!

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1989 BMW 3 Series 318isReview
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Fun First Car. — For a first car it is amazing, rear wheel drive with a decent amount of power, so not enough to do something overly stupid but enough to have some fun with :P. Brakes and handling are amazing but thats due to several aftermarket parts I installed, new brake discs and calipers. New gas lift suspension (no not hydrolics). Only repair its needed in ~100,000ks was a new fuel pump. Cost 4k to buy then spent probably 2 making sure it was good. Cheap as chips to run as long as you are driving sensibly being a 4 cylinder and all

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: rear wheel drive :)

Cons: low power

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1989 BMW 3 Series 325iX Coupe AWDReview
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Love It When It Runs — all wheel drive bad body lotta rust otherwise good in and out good on gas good traction low maintenance so far except for the fact that i had to rebuild everything from a shell very fun to drive and... its a bimmer...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: all wheel drive

Cons: repair costs

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1989 BMW 3 Series 325iX Coupe AWDReview
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Get One!!!! — Acceleration is amazing Handles like no other can and cheaper than most on gas, its also fun to drive needs a few reapairs but not bad and Has some cutome work done to the sound system and quite a few bumper stickers on the back

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Everything

Cons: Not much

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1989 BMW 3 Series 318isReview
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Bruno The Bmw — I Love my Bruno, hes the best. the only thing i dislike is the lack of parts and the fact it likes to overheat... but other than that its my baby and i wouldnt swap it for anything...ok well maybe an M3.... :)

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

Pros: its mine :)

Cons: it overheats, just to annoy me

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1989 BMW 3 Series 325is Coupe RWDReview
Rion writes:
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Ultimate Driving Pleasure — Good acceleration with m50 swap and m3 cams. Reliable 24v twin cam Paint needs work due to age but not bad with a buff good gas mileage if you drive like a lame so much fun to dive BMW!!! Turbo/SC coming soon!

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

Pros: its fast

Cons: no a/c

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1989 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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1989 Bmw 325i E30 — This car and along with every other e30 is one of the most solid cars out there. Awesome performance for a straight 6, awesome braking, suspension is legit. The car handles like it is on rails. i would never trade this car. It is such a blast eveytime i get behind the wheel.

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

Pros: Everything

Cons: Tires dont last =]

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1989 BMW 3 Series 325i Sedan RWDReview
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Own History — I liked everything about its looks simple yet sarisying in the eyes, the performance in turning, braking. accelleration, durability and especially its history in auto racing, makes you proud to have become an owner of one of the most popular cars in history.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: very balanced

Cons: they should have not replaced it with the E36

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