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1991 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Reviews

1991 BMW 3 Series

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Amazing car
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By Justin
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1991 BMW 3 Series 318i 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought mine a month ago with 178,000 miles on it. Other then missing a few trim pieces the car is perfect. After market performance suspension is the only thing that has been done.
I have owned some very fun cars in the past (2006 gto) and those cars are great in a straight line. But i have learned to appreciate corners with this little car. What the 1.8 ltr m42 lacks in off the line power it makes up for in high rpms and the ability to take corners at rediculous speeds. And still feel in control.


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Love driving it
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By kj
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1991 BMW 3 Series 318i 4dr Sedan


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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!


Best Features

Go-cart handling, how it takes sharp turns, classic boxy style and bright red paint, spartan interior, sharp shifting.


Worst Features

None. With proper (but rather pricey) repairs, these cars can run like new.


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Will buy another; great car!
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By Santi
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1991 BMW 3 Series 318i 4dr Sedan


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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. :)


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It's an above average car
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By Timmy T
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1991 BMW 3 Series 318i 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

tighter steering, better gas mileage (27mpg is my best), how do you turn the M-Fing inspection lights off?!?!?!?!?!


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320,000 miles and still Love It
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By TTest
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Vehicle

1991 BMW 3 Series 318i 4dr Sedan


Review

I have put over 320k miles on my 318I
with only normal maintenance.30+ MPG
at 70-75 MPH.Very comfortable with
large trunk.
I still love my 90 mile daily
roundtrip in my BMW.


Best Features

Handling,ride,Sound System and seats.


Worst Features

Better interior lighting


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