1998 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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1998 BMW 3 Series 318i Sedan RWDReview

It´s Only 1.8i, But I Think E36 Is The Nicest Combi In The World... — Performance - weak acceleration, good braking, good handling Build quality - very good Appearance - very good Cost od ownership - it only needs the necessary costs Fun factor - this car is better for normal drive, but in winter, it can drift ;-) E36 is the nicest combi in the world...

Pros: Fun at every driving...

Cons: Only 1.8i :-(

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1998 BMW 3 Series 323is Coupe RWD Review
It is a well balanced car. It tracks in turns where it belongs on the direction of the turn. It is easy to work on. It has an older 5 sp automatic without a computerized shift body. The back seat folds down for a long storage trunk space. It is truly a personal driving machine. The down side my wife was drag racing a Corvette and broke a rear axle. It took only about 20 minutes to get the old one out but I could not buy a new one any where including BMW. I had to make a new one. That was 3 years ago and I am still driving it.
vs2001 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWD
1998 BMW 3 Series 323is Coupe RWD winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 2001 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWD worse.
"It runs flat through the high speed turns where the 530 even with up graded suspention has a tendency to push in the front end because of its tendency to lean into the turns. The 530 is more likely to drift through a high speed power corner. The 3is will just take the tight turn and drive through it."
Looks/Style Ranked 2001 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWD worse.
"It looks more sporty with the longer front end and short trunk lid. The roof line is in a narrow profile to the length of the body."
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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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