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!
Go-cart handling, how it takes sharp turns, classic boxy style and bright red paint, spartan interior, sharp shifting.
None. With proper (but rather pricey) repairs, these cars can run like new.
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. :)
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.
ABS, 4-Wheel disc brakes, My
Flowmaster muffler :P, power windows,
5 spd, steering/seats/ride is all ok,
safe feeling driving car for some
reason, the paint looks cool
especially with my windo tint
tighter steering, better gas mileage
(27mpg is my best),
how do you turn the M-Fing inspection
I bought this car at 140,000 miles almost five
years ago. I now have 225,000 miles on it
after daily commutes and a trip from Texas to
NY. I have changed the fuel pump and a few
rotted hoses, but this car is super reliable. I
was hit from behind by an accord last
summer, and while it crushed in the entire
front end of their car, I just suffered a small
dent, and a slightly crumpled exhaust. The
car still drives great after the accident and
even after the big flood in Houston which left
me with water over my seats. If I ever replace
it it will only be for another BMW!