1998 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    1998 BMW 3 Series 328iReview
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    Solid Base For Further Modification — A friend of mine allowed me to drive around Stuttgart in his car, until i made the car power oversteering at the gateway to the Autobahn... It was fun though, his face turned white after the little drift exercise, lol

    Pros: Tourqe full engine, ridigt chassis, nice aftermarket suspension, lots of after market parts available, lots of spare parts available, fair price

    Cons: Aluminium engine block, loose too much power at the top end

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    1998 BMW 3 Series 323i ConvertibleReview
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    Excellent Condition Older Beamer — 1999 BMW 323i E46. 5 speed. Fun to drive. Great condition, clean, quick, fast, cheap.

    Pros: Great condition, cheap, great gas milage, quick for a non sports car, comfortable, fun to drive, looks incredible, sick stereo system

    Cons: Could be faster, could have just a split second better clutch, but much more to come

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    Good All Rounder — Nice and smooth to drive, good bargain car, dont tend to go wrong and can get 31mpg cruising

    Pros: Quick enough to blow away alot of cars, solid build.

    Cons: fuel, insurance, parts, but you dont buy one of these to worry about that!

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    Fast — This car looks good, feels good and has everthing a car should have safety wise. Well happy.

    Pros: Fast, handles, looks good, feels safe.

    Cons: its the 2.5 version so drinks the juice

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    1998 BMW 3 Series 328icReview
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    Keeps Going After A Beating — If it were any other make it probably would have given up after the way i drive and have used it.

    Pros: Reliable

    Cons: Getting dated now

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    Great Family Car !! — Plenty of room in the back being an estate, with plenty of power to blast past all the sluggish chelsea tractors,

    Pros: lots of toys, air con, climate control, parking sensors etc

    Cons: bit heavy on fuel but depends on how you drive it really !!

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    1998 BMW 3 Series 328iReview
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    Beautiful Car With Amazing Handling And Very Powerful. — Beautiful car, the most amazing car I have owned thus far. As a driver the car is utterly a thrill to drive, and it accelerates to very high speeds quickly and effortlessly. the car feels just as secure at 120mph as it does at 60mph. German engineering truly is the finest. the leather heated seats make for a comfortable drive, always, and the automatic traction control and 4-wheel disc anti-lock brakes keep me safe. The car is solid, and the suspension is absolutely amazing. Wonderful car, packed with power. Next on my list is an E46 M3, preferably a 2005.

    Pros: Looks, handling, luxury, acceleration, top speed, safety, rear-wheel drive, leather seats, climate control, sunroof, automatic windows, power and heated seats, heated mirrors, heated keyholes, alarm system and anti-theft, sex appeal.

    Cons: No place for in-dash navigation, bad in rain or snow (rear-wheel drive), tight fit for rear passengers.

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    1998 BMW 3 Series 318iReview
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    Grrrrrrrrr — I absolutely love my baby. When I park her up and start to walk away, I have to look back at her and can't help but grin from ear to ear!

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    1998 BMW 3 Series 328iReview
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    An Incredible Machine —

    I have owned an alpine white on beige E36 328i since September 2009. This car is nothing short of spectacular in almost every conceivable way. This is a very fun car to drive and I can't help but smile sometimes wh I juen driving. The handling is razor precise and the steering feedback is amazing to the point of being telepathic. Ultimately, this car is made for the highway where it's power truly comes alive. The ease of passing makes it seem like the other cars aren't even moving, the rev-happy inline six humming away, the exhilaration of feeling one with the road and car seem to come together to create something that is truly unique. However, it isn't all peaches and cream. If you buy this car expecting carefree Toyota-like maintenance and think it's German and not going to break you are very wrong. This is a very needy vehicle maintenance-wise- especially since the newest E36 non-M sedan models are now 15 years old in 2013. This is a car that requires PREVENTATIVE maintenance. You need to KNOW and UNDERSTAND this car in order for it to not drive you insane, which if you don't attend to its needs is the ONLY place it will be driving you. None of that matters though when everything is squared away. Every time I get in the car to go somewherest want to keep driving until I run out of roads.

    Pros: Incredible handling and steering feel, fun to drive, still a head turner 15 years later

    Cons: Costly to maintain if not mechanically skilled, some aspects of the car are of questionable quality/durability, cooling system prone to failure

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    1998 BMW 3 Series 328iReview
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    Fast, Nimble, Sleek, Overengineered. Luxurious, Reliable. Ultimate Machine. — Drives like a dream, power and handling like no other car. every part appears to be built to milityary grade durability specifications. Apples and Oranges above the so called competitors. Agreed to be one of the longest lasting best buys of all time. The '98 is the peak of the 3rd Generation of the BMW 3 Series, and the final year of the "E36" in the 4 door category. A true pleasureto look at and to own and to drive, built to last a lifetime if not abused too hard. I believe the '98 328i with all the options and the sport package is the Ultimate Machine.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Has always started and ran just like it was new. Handles better and rides smoother than even new audis and the reliabliity and comfort put mercedes to shame. Satey features, from top notch emergency handling, to side impact air bags and elecctronic traction control that actually works really well on ice, snow and gravel. Quiet ride, fun exhilarating drive due to responsive throttle and powerful L6 E36 Engine. Everything is over engineered and so durable. car NEVER needs servicing except routine maintenance . best Car I;ve ever owned, it'd be worth all the trouble in the world but it has never given me any trouble at all.

    Cons: The Air Filters have problems on this model year, but if you have a K&N cold air intake it fixes this and improves power greatly. Price is a bit steep but worth it. The built in computers on these can produce false alarms about needing to check the brakes, and re-programming the computers is impossible without paying the BMW Dealership quite a bit to look at. but the brakes NEVER have issues anyway, with such large rotors and strong calipers.

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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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