by pbs on Jul 10, 2007 Vehicle: 1993 BMW 3 Series 318is 2dr Coupe
Excellent balance of performance and economy. A lot quicker than the numbers suggest - because of the 4.10 diff and close ratio gearbox, 3rd and 4th gear acceleration is very good. I also get an average of 30mpg (25 town, 35 motorway). Don't shoot me m3 boys, but the 318iS is the best handling e36 you can get; it comes with proper ///M suspension, but with a lot less weight up front and the whole engine is set behind the front axle, giving excellent turn-in and balance.
by Amanda on Apr 9, 2005 Vehicle: 1993 BMW 3 Series 318is 2dr Coupe
I have recently bought a 318is and I love it! The previous owner had taken very good care of it and it is now in almost perfect condition. I love that I can afford such an accommodating car and that I'm driving a BMW at 18 years old. I am a car lover and I will probably never sell this car because of how happy I am with it.
by Mojo2093 on Jul 21, 2004 Vehicle: 1993 BMW 3 Series 318is 2dr Coupe
Very reliable car with a nice exterior
design and simple well thought out
interior, but the plastic materials
have broken down over the years. The
performance of the engine is
definitely lacking and the
displacement should have been upped to
a 2.0 with around 160 hp. The driving
ability however is excellent along
with the 4 wheel disc brakes. All in
all the 318is is a very good car and
by Mattegel on Dec 2, 2002 Vehicle: 1993 BMW 3 Series 318is 2dr Coupe
I just rebuilt the motor on my 1.8L
after owning it for three years and
preparing to turbo it (151k miles),
when I tore it apart I found after all
the abuse I put it through (Redline in
every gear, everytime I drive it) the
lower rod and main bearings were
almost like new.... NOW THAT IS GERMAN
ENGINEERING!!!! I have killed several
American made vehicles with the abuse
I put them through. But every German
made vehicle I have owned has lasted.
by screech on Aug 18, 2002 Vehicle: 1993 BMW 3 Series 318is 2dr Coupe
Love this little car. 5speed gives it
enough power to do whatever I need.
Drive twisty narrow roads commuting
50 miles each way every day and
couldn't be happier with this car.
Back seat folds down and I can fit my
9 foot surfboard inside. Gets almost
30mpg which is nice with gas
$2.30gal out here. Extremely reliable,
but I do maintain it faithfully. Have
E30 M3 and 325is too. For a
everyday economical driver, this is
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