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1996 BMW 3 SeriesReview
Yubya writes:
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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 Convertible RWDReview
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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 Sedan RWDReview
Steven writes:
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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 SeriesReview
Aaron writes:
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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 Convertible RWDReview
Benjamin writes:
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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 SeriesReview
Daniel writes:
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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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1996 BMW 3 SeriesReview
James writes:
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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 Convertible RWDReview
Ben writes:
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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 Convertible RWDReview
Zach622 writes:
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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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1996 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertible RWDReview
Emily writes:
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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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