1996 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    1996 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertble Review
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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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    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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    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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    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 Convertble Review
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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 Convertble Review
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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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    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 Convertble Review
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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 Review
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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 Review
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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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    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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