1996 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    1996 BMW 3 Series Review
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    25

    My Bmw — bmws 3.16 is by far one of the best cars ive ever driven,not as in performance or anything but it gives me the feeling that IM in charge,other good things about this car is its good fuel economy and cheap parts,therefore its a very easy car to modify!

    Pros: its so nice i wouldnt recommend it to a friend!

    Cons: the build quality,the slightest bump will send it into the garage..

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    1996 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertble Review
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    E36 328i — Really good car, quite rapid, fun to drive, suprisingly low fuel consumption. Maintainence is very simple, most DIY mechanics can fiddle around with them at home. Generally been reliable however I have had issues with the VANOS system which has made the car a real pain in the arse to drive but will be getting that fixed soon. Great handling, good performance in a straight line, brakes are good too but could probably do with an upgrade as I feel using the same brakes from a E36 318i on an E36 328i is a mistake. It does struggle to brake quickly from very high speed. Personally I think these cars look fantastic too. Build quality of the interior is average, but everything else holds up very well.

    Pros: Great engine, gearbox (manual), excellent handling balance for standard car, refinement is sound, fuel consumption is low

    Cons: Interior build quality average, brakes are good but not good enough

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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    1996 BMW 3 Series 318i Review
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    Basic Luxury — This was a terrific way for young professionals to get into a luxury car. BMW used to make a bargain- level 3-series that was both affordable but well- equipped. Definitely the best-built car I have ever owned, the 318 had loads of luxury features and was a comfy ride for two. It could also haul a pretty good amount with the back seats down. The cornering was unbelievable and the car was a great handler for a low-end model. The 1.8 liter motor was a bit small for a car of this weight, however. The auto gearbox didn't help. BMW hasn't had an entry-level car for years until this years new 1-Series, which is similar in size and equipment to the older 3-Series like my '96.

    Pros: Looks, reputation, features, quality

    Cons: Underpowered, Auto gearbox unexciting

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    1996 BMW 3 Series Review
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    Beamer — Performance, is good for a car with only a small engine, out performs alot of other cars with similar specs (or better) Quality, bullet proof Appearance, gorgeous Cost, Expensive parts but is cheap as anything on fuel :) Fun Factor, One of the best :D a real eye opener

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Cost for repairs

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    1996 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertble Review
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    Burple Beamer — had this beast for 4 years i took it drifting and had a lil accident so fixed that painted it in candy then changed everything over to m3 except the engine . this is an extremly fun car to drive, specially with all its lights and stereo tried to sell it but nobody wanted it so looks like i am keeping her

    Pros: the paint the wheels and the looks you get

    Cons: parts are not cheap

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    1996 BMW 3 Series Review
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    '96 Bmw — Its a BMW, all that needs to be said. I bought it when it was 11 years old with only 79,000 miles and it still runs like its brand new. Insurance is slightly expensive but is to be expected with a BMW coupe. Has lots of upgrades, from being lowered two inches, sitting on 18" Hamann rims, limo tint in the back, new paint job less than three years ago.

    Pros: Looks slick, runs perfect, great performance

    Cons: Insurance expensive, repairs costly

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    Loved This Car — Loved this car was pretty nifty, had a piper cross air filter, turbo induction double exhaust system, millia alloys wrapped in 17" low profile tyres, silver grey leather interior with m3 stripe on front seats, amazing sound system.....to much to list good times!!...until it was written off by a 40 ton lorry, bad times!!

    Pros: Was Fasssssssssssssst and looked amazzzzin!!

    Cons: Written off by a foriegn lorry driver

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    1996 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertble Review
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    My Bimmer — i love my car! it looks great an has a timeless look to it that never gets old. the handling is great an its well planted through corners with little body roll. acceleration is good epsecially with a few aftermaket bits. like exhaust. the sound is nice an deep making it great en fun to drive with the windows down. interior is a mix of luxury and sport an is real comfortable. fuel mileage is good an requires little maintenance. all around an affordable an fun to drive Bimmer!

    Pros: Everything about it!

    Cons: High octane gas is kinda pricey

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    1996 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertble Review
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    Bmw 328i — The car had a really smooth ride, 100 more horses then my 325i. Apparently better on gas, but .3L bigger displacement. I didnt own it long enought to figure that out for my self. Its worth alot so insurance is a far bit for it. One reason i got rid of it.

    Pros: Very smooth ride, comfortable

    Cons: Insurance

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    Yay For Chad — They are so much fun to drive, but he's gettin old, so he handles a little slow... black leather seats get hot in the summer, and REALLY cold in the winter, but are still worth it anyways. Runs like a champ. He's got a little rust goin on, but we just repainted...

    Pros: Sexy Beast

    Cons: Rust. :(

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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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