1993 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: absolute maintenance horror st
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1993 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

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318i Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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absolute maintenance horror story
By msb on

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1993 BMW 3 Series 318i 4dr Sedan

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This car has been an unmitigated disaster from the time we got it with only 20,000 miles. Although it drives very well, and has a comfortable and solid feel for a smaller car, we have sunk thousands into it for repairs large and larger. The worst was a blown head gasket at 45,000 miles! Unbelievable. Numerous motors and switches have gone out, from the window controllers to wheel bearings...stuff you'd never expect from a car with so few miles, and a BMW to boot.

Favorite Features

smooth, tight ride. good mileage, decent power (except in elevations). Heat, A/c very powerful, as are headlights.

Suggested Improvements

we strongly feel BMW should issue a recall for head gaskets on the 1.8 liter engine. We heard from the mechanic and other owners that blown head gaskets are quite common for this engine.
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