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1996 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertible RWDReview
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Great Combination Of Performance Luxury And Long Lasting Quality — not the best at accelerating, not the best in luxury, and not the best handling, but it is the best combination of all three

Pros: great feel driving. great handling and acceleration. interior has the best feel i have ever felt in a car

Cons: rear seatbelts are in the middle and can confuse passangers getting in the car for the first time

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1996 BMW 3 SeriesReview
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Great Handleing M Series 318ti — my car, has m3 seats, wheels, trim, spoilers.. bilseen shocks makes it handle like a race car, great find

Pros: gas mileage = 30mpg

Cons: 125 max mph

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1996 BMW 3 SeriesReview
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Once You Drive One, You'll Only Want To Drive A Bmw... — The 328is is by far the closest thing to an M3 you can get. It's a bit more refined with plenty of pep. The difference with my E36 is that it's modified, 90% in the suspension and handling area's. It was tuned by a professional race driver before I bought it. I'm the second owner. Full scaled and custom tuned H&R/BILSTEIN suspension, M3 bushings, M3 CSL Alloy Motorsport rims on Bridgestone S-03 "Pole Positions", Hawk pads and M3 Brakes. Engine wise, it has a readjusted MAF calibration and the rest of the motor is bone-stock. M3 CSL exhaust, OEM K&N drop-in Air Filter, K&N Performance Gold Oil Filter, Mobil 1 Euro Blend, Redline tranny and Diff fluid. Has been run on the track for tuning the suspension (Was done by Steve Fitzgerald) and has been at a handful of BMW CCA events. -This car and it's tuning, by far has the most Neutral handling out of all the street cars I've ever built- Fitzy It does, preferably circuit style roads and tracks, basically handles like a race car

Pros: It's Sexy, Lighting fast throttle response, bites hard into corners on demand, stops on a dime, still has a smooth ride, very comfortable, pretty good on gas, long oil intervals (easy change too), Heated seats, Plenty of buttons and goodies, and a great transmission. Big trunk.

Cons: Not much room for rear passengers (not that I care it's a sports coupe), Lowered so she doesn't like speed bumps, Parts can be pricey.
Not much else.....

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1996 BMW 3 SeriesReview
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Poor Performance And Constanting Needing Servicing — this bmw put me off bmw's for life. I traded it in on an Audi TT quatro and never looked back

Pros: bmw badge

Cons: moviing disaster

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1996 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertible RWDReview
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Great Car, Owned It The Longest Of All My Cars, Lots Invested. — Yet another car that I dropped probably about 5 to 6 grand into. Before the modifications it was still a great car, but after it was ridiculous. Pretty quick, loud, slammed to the ground, just a flat out fun car with four doors.

Pros: Quick, 5-Speed, Reliable to 100,000 miles, It's a BMW

Cons: Not Reliable After 100,000 miles, parts expensive, almost too low

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1996 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertible RWDReview
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Awesome Looking Car Was Very Expensive To Maintain, Parts Etc ,fun To Drive,fast — Bought my bimmer September 06 sold it November 07 did not lose much very quick car not very econmical, parts were expensive and servicing was the small fortune. Great summer car had lots of fun driving it and it was bloody quick accereration was very smooth.

Pros: Fun to drive, very quick, great looking car, mags were sik

Cons: Euro parts expensive,maintenance,servicing costly,

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1996 BMW 3 SeriesReview
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Firm Ride — easy to handle, superb boot space. Legroom only at the front, so not for tall folks in the back

Pros: coupe is very agile

Cons: lack of room for back passengers

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1996 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertible RWDReview
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Would Be Awesome — I owned this car for about a half hour before it blew a head gasket... I dont know about all of them, but I would never trust one again.

Pros: Fast, good handling, good looking car.

Cons: It blew up.

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1996 BMW 3 Series 328is Coupe RWDReview
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Fantastic First Car — i loved that mine was lowered when i bought it and i love how easy it was to work on. It could have used a little more power and the auto gear box is well, from 1996 not up to 2014 standards. Overall i loved this car!

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

Pros: Great handleing

Cons: Weird things break

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1996 BMW 3 Series 318i Sedan RWDReview
David writes:
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Love The Car — Its an 18 y/o car that came with 138hp out of the factory, so its not quite a sleeper but i'll make it one by this summer. Takes corners pretty well but right now it doesn't have enough power to have difficulty taking a corner flat out. For a car its age its in great shape and I'm the seventh owner. The drivers side door panel needs some work, and the driver's seat needs to be replaced. Other than that the car is great. I absolutely love how the car looks. Its a 3 series 2dr coupe, its gorgeous. MPG is great for the time being but I haven't started modding the engine yet but i'm sure once i start my mpg will disappear into thin air. All in all even though the car is a bit slow in the straight line, its still fun to drive especially due to the 5spd manual tranny.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun little car to drive

Cons: Wish it had more hp to start with.

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