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1998 BMW 3 SeriesReview
Thomas writes:
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The in-line 6 cylinder engine is absolutely bullet proof. Do not let the BMW labels cause any anxiety because these cars are as easy to perform basic maintenance as any other lesser brands. Everything from oil changes to suspension work can be accomplished with a basic mechanics tool box. Part prices are really reasonable for the quality of BMW engineering.

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1998 BMW 3 SeriesReview
BeamerBoyy writes:
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classic 3 series very beautiful car. e36 and e46 are the best

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1998 BMW 3 SeriesReview
GuruMKZ6P writes:
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Classic look and feel and with nice acceleration, powerful rear-wheel drive and a dependable manual transmission.

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1998 BMW 3 Series 318ti Wagon RWDReview
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318ti Fun And Controlled Driving Experience — Great car overall,has a lot of perks for such a small car. Visually the regular coupe is much more appealing but this hatchback has a lot of potential packed in a smaller package. Weight is a lot lower than it's sedan or coupe counterparts thus improving handling, fuel economy, and nimbleness.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The fuel economy and ease of control

Cons: Interior space

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1998 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan RWDReview
king444 writes:
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Sweet — the way it looks and drives. really a great car, first BMW and will not be the last the front seats are very relaxing all upgrades on this car have never faulted on me , takes a lot of oil tho for a small car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: looks cool

Cons: Plus Gas

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1998 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan RWDReview
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Excellent!! — The performance of this car is outstanding for what it is. It is a solidly built car. It has classic BMW looks and the M kit and wheels really make it look sporty. This car costs a bit in fuel but gets 30 mpg reasonably easy. It is also amazingly good fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Amazing VFM!

Cons: Nothing!

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1998 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan RWDReview
Mike writes:
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Bmw 328i — It's been OK, have owned it since 1996. Hard to believe it was over 30k new.I am second owner. Done an average of 32mpg with a high of 38 cruising in France on hols. Jane likes the heated seats. Has folding rear seats

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

Pros: It's quite narrow

Cons: I thought it was blue when I bought it, not green

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1998 BMW 3 Series 328is Coupe RWDReview
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Ultimate Fun Machine — Tight precise steering makes for great agility. Responsive throttle and good acceleration are a testament of the excellence of the drivetrain. Maintenance is actually not bad if you can do it yourself, but having a shop work on the vehicle can get expensive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun!

Cons: Expenses, can't fit carseat :)

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1998 BMW 3 Series 323i Convertible RWDReview
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Bmw 323ci — I love driving this car. It has been a great value and my kids love riding in the back with the top down. Great mileage and handling, awesome summer leisure car. Not a ton of room for a big family, however.

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

Pros: So fun to drive. I enjoyed many top-down drives through the foothills in the Santa Cruz mountains as well as in Marin. Incredible mileage - 33+ mpg on the freeway.

Cons: As it gets older, it has needed occasional service (just replaced air injection pump, check valve and drive shaft flex joint). Overall not any worse than any other car of this vintage.  

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1998 BMW 3 Series 323i Convertible RWDReview
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Much Quicker And Sportier Than You'd Expect — At first glance, not the most exciting looking car but the 2.5 litre engine, coupled with a great gearbox on this version, really does perform with a top speed of over 140mph that is definitely achievable. More relevant to day-to-day trips, though, was the way it shot off at traffic lights with a brilliant 1st and 2nd gear ratio. Lighter than the 5 series, it seemed lots sportier too, just a bit boring inside, even with the SE trim and lacking the classy feel and panache of its bigger brother. Damn cheap to run, though, and easy to fix almost everything.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Gearbox and day-to-day performance

Cons: Boring interior

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