by kj on Jun 16, 2008 Vehicle: 1991 BMW 3 Series 318i 4dr Sedan
This car replaced my old Honda CRX, itself a marvelous car. My 318i is truly an amazing car, looks gorgeous and drives like a race car. VERY stable at high speeds, outsanding on turns. Repairs can be high, but there is no new car out there that compares, so it is worth the cost. Never thought I would "miss" a car like I do this one when I'm in another car. Looks, handling and fun to drive, although rather unrefined by today's standards. I plan to update the suspension and brakes soon, have replaced water pump, radiator and all hoses. At 200,000 miles, this car runs great!
by Santi on Jan 18, 2008 Vehicle: 1991 BMW 3 Series 318i 4dr Sedan
I've owned this car for just over two years now. I have looked into selling it to buy a new, nicer BMW 5 series and was unable to sell this old 3 series! It is a great driver, one of the funnest on the road that I have been in. 17 years old and it's still put together well. This car is so small it can park anywhere, and with great gas mileage it is the perfect city car. I have recently put in over $7,000 to restore this car to like-new condition - IT'S THAT GOOD. :)
by Timmy T on Jul 11, 2004 Vehicle: 1991 BMW 3 Series 318i 4dr Sedan
I got the car with 95k miles. It now
has 110k on it. I have replaced the 1
of the 2 fuel pumps, the lower ball
joint on the passenger side, and a new
front passenger door. I hopped a curb
and hit a tree in the winter, the
front wheel was barely pushed back, so
now the car drifts to the right. The
ABS still works! :). It needs brakes,
which im neglecting to do, regardless
this car stops and turns on a dime.
The engine however makes a
funny "buzzing" noise which i havent
had looked at yet. The oil smells
gasy as well.
In an effort to make 3 Series ownership more affordable, BMW adds four-cylinder versions of the sedan, coupe and convertible to the lineup -- these models take the name "318." Output is rated at 134 horsepower, and a five-speed manual is the only transmission choice. Standard equipment on these cars includes antilock brakes, a driver-side front airbag, air conditioning, a cassette player and power windows, mirrors and locks. A limited-slip differential is optional, as is a sunroof on the coupe and sedan. Meanwhile, the 325i convertible now comes with a power-operated top and cross-spoke alloy wheels; additionally, it gets integrated body-color bumpers and new headlights. Note that this is your last year to get your hands on a coupe or sedan of the E30 generation, as both body styles will get a full redesign for 1992.