1989 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    1989 BMW 3 Series 318is Review
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    85

    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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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    1989 BMW 3 Series 325i Review
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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 Review
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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 318is Review
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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 Review
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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 Review
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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 318is Review
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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 Review
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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 Review
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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 Review
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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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    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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