1996 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    Displaying 41 - 50 of 63 1996 BMW 3 Series reviews.

    1996 BMW 3 Series 318i Review
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    One Bad Crossbred Bmw — E36 318ti body, black with m technic appearance package. Powerplant was an e46 m3 motor with the six speed smg transmission. built internals and tuned by aa (active autowerks). Fully built track car with baer 4piston calipers up front and 2piston calipers in the rear. Subframe connectors, lowered 1.75 inches all around and it had 17" motegi superlight r wheels wrapped in perelli p zero nero tires for track and the e46 m3 wheels with falken z rated tires for the street. The only really bad thing about this car was the gas mileage which turned out to be around 14mpg. Total horsepower was in the range of 425-450whp. Quickest time at the track was 12.17 on the falken tires (car would not hook with the superlight rims on it).

    Pros: fast, handled well, and did i mention fast?

    Cons: gas....need i say more

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    1996 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertble Review
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    1996 Bmw 328i — This particular model of BMW is quite simple actually. Sharp, clean, and sleek. The 328i has exceptional power and good handling. Having the car's transmission as 5-speed manual makes the driving experience a lot of fun. My car color is black on black rims with chrome 3in. lips made from BMW. Stuntin' is a habit.

    Pros: Quick acceleration, six-cylinder 2.8 engine, manual, 10 disc Sony system

    Cons: A/C 75%

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    1996 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertble Review
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    A Close Friend — A car I've had for a while. I have been to hell and back with this car and have so many memories with it. It did give me transmissional problems three years ago in 05, but other than that it has been a great investment my dad still owns. Go for it, buyers. The 328 IS is a good buy.

    Pros: Long Lasting

    Cons: Oil Problems

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    1996 BMW 3 Series 318i Review
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    Little Guy — This little guy could take you places on a V4. It had a great acceleration, and look to it. I only owned it for a week because of complications with TTL, but it drove me well for that time. I do definitely recommend this one. Especially with spiked gas prices.

    Pros: Performance on a 4-cylinder

    Cons: Size

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    1996 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertble Review
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    Great For Enthusiasts — good performing vehicle. pretty good pick up for a 2.8. BMW tried to pick up sales during the early to mid '90 and cheaped out on parts using plastic parts instead of the usual aluminum for the pretty critical parts of the car (i.e. cooling system) if you keep up with the maintenance the car will run flawlessly, but the maintenance on this car is pretty pricey. so you'll either have to have money on the side or do it yourself. this is a very fun car to drive as long as nothing breaks.

    Pros: performance, handling

    Cons: needs lots of maintenance, not reliable

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    1996 BMW 3 Series 318i Review
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    Awesome — I love this car, it's not the most powerful but its great driving, lays well in sharp turns even tho its not lowered or anything, looks real good for a 12 year old car, you can hardly see anything on the interior. Only thing bothering me would be squeaks in the steering wheel and I broke the gear knob in half, not the cars fault tho. Still havent had any problems with him, he's not a big gas drinker and was pretty cheap which leaves me money to buy new things in/on him like new lights, kidneys, m tech kit and so on.

    Pros: Fun driving, looks good, lays well

    Cons: The squeaking

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    1996 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertble Review
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    German Engineering — The exterior of this car is beautiful. It has a nice sunroof that you can set at all the way open or set it so it vents out the hot air while parked. The interior is sweet black on black leather. It has the famous red interior light so it looked a little like a space ship. The handling on this car is great it’s the nicest driving car I’ve ever owned, turns on a dime. The engine is a V6 but its fast. This car was great, I was sad to see it go.

    Pros: Very small in size, so it was never a problem fitting in a parking space. It is a semi automatic which is so cool. Very good on gas.

    Cons: Black on black=very hot. Maintaining a beamer is not cheap. The front seats could have had more cushion in them. The sound system is terrible in these cars you will have to replace it.

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    1996 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertble Review
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    Solid Beginner Car — Great handling and performance. Better than most cars. Cheap to buy, we found it for under 7000$.

    Pros: Solid Handling, decent speed, can go around 150 or so. Nice if you can upgrade it's HP a bit.

    Cons: The convertible top makes it look ugly. Get it in a hardtop.

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    1996 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertble Review
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    Great Condition, Amazing Car. I Love It. — My second car, and my favorite one. I love this car so much, and i treat it very well. It would be hard to tell that it has so many miles on it.

    Pros: Simply amazing. Fast, torquey, fun, and cool.  Not on ly can this car perform, it looks good doing it to.

    Cons: 170,000 miles :(

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    1996 BMW 3 Series Review
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    I Could Fit The Dog In The Boot! — It was a 318TDS so it was a bit slow off the mark but you could drive it around for days on practically no diesel! A bit rusty and the engine blew up once but I loved it.

    Pros: Cheap to run, comfy

    Cons: Rusty and sounded like a tractor

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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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