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Best Car on the Planet
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By BMWJunkie
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1992 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i 4dr Sedan


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I love this car and always will. Cost for parts is average just need to know where to get the parts from. Internet filled with parts suppliers, both OEM and Aftermarket. Handled on rails even before changing to autocross suspension. Family loves the car wife loves it the most and has given up on her Eclipse. Engine is a powerhouse waiting to be unleashed. The things that people are complaining about are "wear items" and have to be replaced on any car. It is called MAINTENANCE people. Get over it. Those parts aren't supposed to last forever. If you can't afford the maintenance don't buy the car. The M50 is the best engine that BMW came up with.


Favorite Features

Handling, drivability, dependability, ease of modification, styling and the all out acceleration.


Suggested Improvements

Little insignificant things that can be dealt with, like the position of the window switches.


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My $2000 per year wallet drainer
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By albuquerque bimmer
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1992 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i 4dr Sedan


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I love the way the car looks, performs, and drives, however failing electrical system, and computer system is very disappointing. Windows have failed 4 times. Sandia BMW wants $1100 to fix computer/sensor. Labor charge ($90) per hour plus outrageous part costs make this car difficult to own. I don't intend to buy another.


Favorite Features

Performance, handling, and looks for a 1992 model.


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Good car...some minor problems
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By rojo
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1992 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i 4dr Sedan


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Really fun car to drive...I bought it for my son and I love driving it also..I have a new audi a4 and the BMW still rides as well. Have had all the typical 92 bmw problems. water pump, rear shocks, thermostat, hoses...but, overall a great car...I do wish the labor was cheaper...car mechanics see BMW and charge you acordingly...they see ya coming...


Favorite Features

Car handling


Suggested Improvements

cost to fix it...


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Great fun if you don't mind the repairs
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By Saloon325i
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1992 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i 4dr Sedan


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The E36 M50 engines are reliable if you spend the money to get them that way... Before buying or shortly after, make sure to replace the plastic waterpump housing and the waterpump itself. The plastic used on both is prone to breaking and will overheat the car. Also, replacing the radiator and thermostat is a good thing to do if it has never been done before. The rear shock mounts will fail also. Replace these with E46 mounts. The ignition coils will need to be replaced also if they are original. Be sure to buy a car that has been serviced regularly. Transmissions should not be an issue, but the auto does have more failure than the manual.


Favorite Features

The acceleration, styling, modification possibilities, and certainly the handling.


Suggested Improvements

The interior on these cars could use some work. The headliner, A and C pillar covers, and the door panels are my main problems.


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Have enough cash for numerous repairs
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By superjunkyard
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1992 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i 4dr Sedan


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Owned this car new. Many problems popped up over the years. This car can drain the money in your pocket fast because of constant repairs that are very expensive. Repairs range from wiper motor, turn signal problems, radiator hose leakages to leaky transmission fluid pan, etc. Engine is decent, but not that powerful. The paints on the body is crappy.


Favorite Features

Good handling, great engine sounds, responsive breaks.


Suggested Improvements

cupholders, less expensive parts and repairs.


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E36 pride
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By dblblkskier
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1992 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i 4dr Sedan


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Best car my family or I have ever owned. It out handles, out accelerates, and has a higher top speed than any of our previous cars. The car has had only minor problems which I have been able to fix at home with VERY limited tools. We did a minor paint job on the side-skirts, and front and rear bumper covers to make them body color. With this small modification, it looks like a '98.


Favorite Features

Exterior design, engine sound (exaust), and practically everything else. BMW's truely are the greatest cars ever produced, the one true Ultimate Driving Machine.


Suggested Improvements

Better electrical system. There are alot of small quirks, none of which effect the driving of the car however.


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Love this car
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By John McAllister
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1992 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i 4dr Sedan


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The is one of the best vehicles I have owned - very cool for a four door sedan. The fun factor is high and the reliability is been very good. It's expensive to repair but that's fine as mine had very few problems.


Favorite Features

engine performance and handeling


Suggested Improvements

improve the electric window motor and rails - weak and prone to need re-set


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German build quality
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Bozz
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1992 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car for my brother in January from my manager. eversince we own this car, it has so many small accessories problem such as A/C holes leaks, gasket leaks, and now the heater holes is leaking. Althought, I really like the performance of the car but i just feel so annoy on fixing this small problems.


Favorite Features

Handling


Suggested Improvements

Build quality


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Ultimate Driving Machine
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By Russ B.
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1992 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i 4dr Sedan


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I would highly recommend this vehicle. It is built with great German design and is a must for sporty car lovers.


Favorite Features

Handling,Design.


Suggested Improvements

Electrical switches "windows" Moonroof quality.


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Hole in the wallet
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By BisForBummer
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1992 BMW 3 Series Sedan 325i 4dr Sedan


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Worst designed BMW ever. From plastic radiator to plastic fins on the water pump blade to a computer that does not adequately drain when the car is taken to a car wash such that is floods and shorts out.


Favorite Features

The donation of it to a charity.


Suggested Improvements

Buy a different year.


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