1996 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 64 1996 BMW 3 Series reviews.

    1996 BMW 3 Series 328i ConvertbleReview
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    I Won't Trade!!! — I love this car -- it has been a great performing automobile. We have replaced the leather seats and headliner - along with periodic, normal repairs. Now we have very reliable transportation in a FUN and attractive package. It is performance vehicle that is dependable and economical.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Fun to Drive - Great looking

    Cons: Newer versions have a bit more power

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    1996 BMW 3 Series 318iReview
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    Cute And Fun, But Constantly Worrying About Something Else Breaking Down On It. — A lemon when it was purchased with 66k on it. Things that broke within 1 month: inside door panels fell off, window motor and tacking on both windows, air intake valve, leaked water due to terrible dry rot (not BMWs fault). Terrible in the snow, poor with studded tires. Very uncomfortable ride for all.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: had no drive train issues

    Cons: generally a POS if not very well maintained

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    Great If You Can Find A Good One — This car was a dream to drive, but it had been very poorly maintained and was just not reliable at all. I had to sell it after only about 2 months. I recommend an inspection before you buy any car that tends to become abused.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Performance

    Cons: Many are driven hard by later owners

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    Just A Fun Car — For a 1.9ltr car has great performance, braking and handeling are outstanding, love the interior and exterior styling, other than regular maintenance no major repairs. Has to be one of the most fun cars I have driven to date, very comfortable and smoothe even at high speeds it feels so stable and effortless to drive.

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

    Pros: stable and effortless to drive.

    Cons: Nothing

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    1996 BMW 3 Series 318iReview
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    1996 Bmw 3 Series 318i — Performance: Quite Swift, feels quicker than the saloon. Brakes very good, handles nicely with the rear drive. Build Quality: As expected of a BMW. Very good. Appearance: Very nice. This one awas a very nice colour. Cost of Ownership: Cheap to fuel and insure. Fun Factor: This was fun, especially on the snow and Ice.

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

    Pros: Reliable, good looks, feels safe and sure footed

    Cons: Most have been ragged and neglected.

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    Cool — Bad acceleration, good braking, handls great Very well built Like the exterior... not much from the interior fun to drive but it "drinks" to mutch The maintenance is not to expensive and is easy to find parts l o l

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun

    Cons: gas mileage

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    1996 BMW 3 Series 328i ConvertbleReview
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    Economical, Comfortable, Torque-y, Long Ditance Cruiser. — 325TDS not 328i, quality, comfortable, refined, driver oriented, cruising machine! not much of a racer though, you want that, get the 328i an M3 or a jap car altogether. Although it can be quite fun when you're going sideways all day long on rainy days!

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

    Pros: Comfort!!!

    Cons: If anything goes wrong, expect to spend a few bob...

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    1996 BMW 3 Series 318iReview
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    Great Cruiser, Love How It Drives On The Highway. — Love the way the car feels , drive ,smell(candyish, crayon) sort of smell to it, feels tight as a drum, very pleasing to the eye. 100% German made or made in Europe. Europeans don't play with quality when it comes to making their cars. You can sure feel it in this car. love it.

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

    Pros: Fun to drive, very strong motor,very  handsom styling.

    Cons: Electrical issues, bearings go bad.

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    1996 BMW 3 Series 328i ConvertbleReview
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    Ultimate Driving Machine! — Best example of high quality German engineering. Handles like a dream, famous and classic body shape. Although fuel economy can be beaten by other models, this isn't compromised on performance/looks/handling or the "fun factor" that others certainly lack.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handling / Power

    Cons: Limited technology

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    Quick, Agile And Reliable — Performance: Good, torquey engine. A large amount available from under 3000rpm, makes for an easy driving car. the M52 engine sounds simply fabulous and a lovely growl from 3900rpm. 60mph in 6.6 seconds and 145mph has been achieved. Build quality: Good solid feel and hardwearing interior. Looks good and fresh still. Cheap to run, but parts and labour can be expensive. but parts last well. Capable of 400 miles to a tank Its a fun car to drive. Handles well, just watch the tail in the wet. Has a very neutral balance overall the harder you drive the better it responds.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Engine, handling, build quality

    Cons: suspension compnents can wear and brake pedal feel isnt the best

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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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