1998 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    1998 BMW 3 Series 328is CoupeReview
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    Luxurious Fun On A Budget (aka-the Poor Man's M3) — best car i've ever owned. horrible in the winter though. Exceptional performance for being a non-M powered BMW. Cost of ownership is why i bought it. Not as fast as an M3, but just as much fun without sucking the life out of your wallet.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: RWD

    Cons: $$$ its a BMW $$$

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    Bavarian Motor Werkes — Rear Wheel Drive-nice, Reliability- spent 500 bucks runs like new. Has more gadgets than a 2009 civic-lol There is a reason it's a bimmer!! This car was worth every penny, hoping to get a newer one in the future. Finally, don't want to drive anything else!

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

    Pros: Performance

    Cons: Driving in the rain is fun but dangerous ;)))

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    1998 BMW 3 Series 328iReview
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    If I Could Find Another Like It I'd Get It — plenty of power from the inline six solid strong car, responded well clean lines and aggressive stance, comfortable and functional interior lots of bells and whistles had great gas mileage will not loss of power funnest car i have ever had.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: it is the ultamite driving machine

    Cons: it was over 10yrs old

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    Great But Not Practical For Philippine Driving Conditions. Do Not Have 18' Mags... Damn Potholes Ki — Freaking EXPENSIVE parts and let's not get started on the check-ups! But does IT corner like it was on train tracks!! Not like a tuner where they have jackrabbit accel, more like a long range runner. Beat the tail pipe off a Subaru Impreza on NLEX. Poor thing couldn't handle the long starights.

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

    Pros: It's a Beemer, what other reason do you need?

    Cons: If you want to be practical

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    1998 BMW 3 Series 328iReview
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    Amazing Mechanical Work Of Art. Become The Most Skilled Driver On The Road. No Kidding —

    Performance - I have driven the Neurburgring 10-15 times in it. During two laps in August '08 with bald winter tires in the rain, I attempted to improve my drifting technique. Out of the four times I spun out, I slid off the track three times, never damaging the car. I have so much control and confidence in the ability of this car. I December '06 I participated in the ADAC safety course. The final "obstacle" is to hit a spinning disk at 50 kph which throws the cars sideways onto a wet, slick surface which you are to attempt to straighten out and regain control. I hit the disk hard enough so that there was no way I was going to put the rear end back where it was supposed to be. I floored it and spun a 360 and while still slightly sliding at the other end of the course I punched it again to do another 180 to bring the car back to the end of the line. I received thumbs up from the instructor's daughter. I don't think they had ever seen that happen before. Build Quality - Earlier this month I past over 200k miles on the odometer while driving through Tuscany and then thrashed it on Stelvio pass coming back home to Germany. Appearance - I'm sure you know what it looks like. Judge for yourself. Cost of Ownership - It has been a little needy lately. The trunk rusted from the inside, so that was replaced last month and gave it another alignment. Also, one of the fans was making excessive noise. Replaced that. Fun Factor - This car was born on the "Ring" and is comfortable to drive many miles at a time. I also drift traffic circles when it rains. Pretty fun:)

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: 50/50 weight distribution, great driving feel

    Cons: won't last forever

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    1998 BMW 3 Series 328is CoupeReview
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    Would Buy Another One No Problem — Very well built car that has a ton of aftermarket parts for. Almost a 50/50 weight distribution makes it great for autocross and hitting corners goin fast! MPG was very good combines with the 5 speed gear box. Recommend bumping up to the M3.

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

    Pros: Spirited driving

    Cons: cost money to maintain

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    Outstanding German Technology — Very good car, strong on the road, fast. Looks Great inside and outside. Gas mileage is good but it is expensive to maintain. Have not required much repair, just the regular manufacturer's scheduled maintenance about every 6months. ABSOLUTE FUN TO DRIVE

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Looks Good and Drives Good

    Cons: Expensive Maintenance

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    1998 BMW 3 Series 328is CoupeReview
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    Best Appreciated If You Drive A Lot. — Like: Unflappable handling, excellent performance while delivering 24-25 mpg Don't like: As with all cars, things are starting to wear out as mileage builds. Not out of ordinary compared to anything else though. Don't be afraid of the name. No more expensive to own than most cars.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: excellent balance of performance and economy

    Cons: manual shift cars hard to find

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    1998 BMW 3 Series 328icReview
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    My Car — I love the perfomance and look of my car. I also love that its stands out among other conv. because of its color ! But: Its expensive and has a bad gas econ. and the leather seats are extremly cold in the winther time !

    Pros: Perfomance and look

    Cons: Expensive !

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    1998 BMW 3 Series 323i ConvertibleReview
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    A Beauty! — Loved this car, was a lot of fun and a head turner! Built like a tank and drove like a dream!!! Never faultered for power. Very reliable. Complaints: maintenancce cost!!! If anything actually breaks on this you have to be a mechanic or have lots of $$$ to fix it.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Maintenance Cost

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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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