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1997 BMW 3 Series 318i Sedan RWDReview
Kristoffer writes:
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. — I'm pretty amazed how fast this car goes! And the grip is quite good too. In the winter the car is damn funny to drive, backwheel drive is definitly the thing! ;) There is plenty of styling to a BMW too!

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

Pros: Funny as hell!

Cons: You can't stop drivin'..

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1997 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertible RWDReview
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Best You Can Get :) It's Bmw — It is the best you can actually get , it's an BMW , best quality for that money. Parts are unexpensive and easily to get. It's so fun to drive because of Rear wheel drive you can do drifting . Wow i love it.

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

Pros: It's not a car , it's BMW

Cons: nothing

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1997 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan RWDReview
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Nice One — just hate it is manual.... cars should be!!! on the other hand it is good in terms of stability i drove it with 220km/hr and it still could go :)) how ever it is little old and u have to pay!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: acceleration

Cons: cost

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1997 BMW 3 Series 318i Sedan RWDReview
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Bmw 318ti — Engine is weak and the transmission needs a extra gear for highway speeds. It costs a little bit more than average to own and it has problems that are very uncommon. Aesthetically the car looks amazing, interior was shoddy built and the lack of accessory's was dissapointing.

Pros: Looks

Cons: Engine, transmission, ac cooler

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1997 BMW 3 SeriesReview
tman writes:
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328i Coupe — feels a quality car great engines,comfy and easy to drive ive had sports cars before but none have had the feel of a bmw.my wife finds it easy to drive both around town and on long journeys,would def buy another

Pros: feel,power quality

Cons: running costs

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1997 BMW 3 SeriesReview
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'97 Bmw 318ti Sport —

Car is a '97 318ti Sport 5-speed (2-door hatchback) Bought this car used about one year ago with 178,000 miles. Previous owner took great care of the car. Maintenance has been very inexpensive, and can be if you avoid the dealership. Performance is about what you'd expect from a 4-cylinder, however it's a little enhanced thanks to the lower weight of the car compared with the coupe/sedan. Handling is outstanding, at least compared to my previous cars. Quality - overall pretty good. The window regulators have been an issue, but that's common with the E36 (and other German cars I hear). Interior materials could be better, but this was basically their entry model, so BMW saved money wherever they could. Overall I'd give it an A- Appearance - I love it. I've always loved the boxy shape of the E36, whether it was the sedan, coupe, or hatchback. I've surprised numerous people when telling them what year the car is when they've asked. Straight-on shot of the rear isn't the greatest, but overall I like the car, and always have, even before I owned it. CoO - Not very much. Again, if you find an independant shop of do some work yourself, maintenance costs are minimal. Take it to the dealer and you'll pay ($120/hr labor at my local dealer). Mileage is fantastic, 27-30mpg in the city, 31-35 on the highway. And being a 4-cylinder, it doesn't require Premium gas, only 89 octane minimum. So where there's only 87 & 91 octane you'll have to spring for premium, but in most parts of the US you can get by with midgrade. Fun - Tremendous. I've never had this much fun with a car I owned (granted my previous car's weren't the greatest). Took a trip to the Denver/Boulder area shortly after getting the car and had a blast in the mountains. Left the car in 2nd & 3rd gear while doing some mountain driving, reaching speeds close to 60mph, and still averaged 35mpg. The car handles incredibly, and I can't wait to get my summer tires (Bridgestone Potenza RE-01R's) on. Overall - Wonderful car. A tremendous buy if you can find a decent one cheaply. Hatchbacks have never been popular in the US, and neither have 4-cylinder BMW's, but when you combine the two it's wonderful. Add in the fact that you can easily swap in a 6-cylinder (including the S50/52 from the M3) and you have a terrific car for the cost.

Pros: handling, gas mileage, overall performance

Cons: window regulators, dealer costs for maintenance, unloved by the general BMW community (4-cylinder; hatchback)

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1997 BMW 3 Series 318i Sedan RWDReview
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Bmw 318ti — Performance- Pretty quick, but lacks the power of other BMW's being a 4 potter. Handles like a dream! Build quality- Great quality, very solid. Appearance- Pretty nice looking. Cost of Ownership- Gas mileage is AMAZING I get 33+ miles per gallon depending on how fast i'm going. Fun factor- Sooooo much fun to drive on winding roads. Handles great, but as I already said could use some more power-- DASC or S52 swap would be great.

Pros: Handling and gas mileage

Cons: Needs more power

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1997 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan RWDReview
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Personally Love This Car — Loved this car for the few years I drove it. Always handled well in dry and wet weather. Turning traction control system off allowed for more fun driving. Back seat space is kinda tight, friends never wanted to pile up in this thing.

Pros: Reasonable horsepower, handles great

Cons: Small, leather wears badly

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1997 BMW 3 SeriesReview
Halldór writes:
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Bmw E36 — The acceleration is quiet good for an 1,6 engine. He has good brakes althought i need to fix the handbrake a little. The interior and the exterior are in a good shape. It also has a low gas mileage and low maintenance.

Pros: The handling

Cons: It's only 1,6

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1997 BMW 3 Series 328is Coupe RWDReview
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My 97 328is — I've had very few issues with this car, and it's lived a hard life. Out of the box the 328's aren't bad at all, but with a few key mods it totally transforms the car. I have yet to drive the car through a winter, so it's still in amazing shape, no rust at all. Surprising even with the engine and driveline modifications I am able to still get about 700km (435mi) out of a tank. I've had to replace very few parts due to maintenance, and I'm sure I only had to replace them due the track use.

Pros: Fun to drive, huge aftermarket available, used parts are everywhere.

Cons: Could be quicker, can't fit wider tires than 245 easily.

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