by Eric on Jun 11, 2008 Vehicle: 1993 BMW 3 Series
Bought it new. Now 15 years old, 120K on odometer, we'll make 200k easy, the ultimate keeper. Still looks great, inside and out. 20 mpg city - 29 mpg highway, low ratios keep T/E mileage down. Classic lines, never out of style. Lots of bolt-on go fast available. Any BMW over 5 years is a DIY car, dealer rates and parts will kill you.
by elugo on Apr 17, 2006 Vehicle: 1993 BMW 3 Series
I purchased this vehicle after an accident. I was hesitant because of the mileage and year of the car. I have had a pleasant surprise in that the car runs SO smoothly. If I did not know the year of the car, I could have sworn it was a late model car in the way that it runs. It is a smooth ride. It runs better than the late model Ford Focus that was rented to me.
by Lexie on Jan 19, 2006 Vehicle: 1993 BMW 3 Series
I just recently got into a pretty major crash with my '93 325i and its because of that car that I walked away without a scratch (literally). The saftey features on the 325i are very good. The whole front of my car crumpled in to absorb the impact. The fireman and the tow truck driver both asserted that if it had been another car, I probably would have had to go to the hospital. Other than that- the car is a very fun car to drive, very strong (engine and body). Electronic and other features are very advanced for its year. The reliability is not too great, but if you have a steady income you should be fine (doesn't have to be big income). Overall great car. I wish to own another some day.
by Mike Feeney on Dec 21, 2004 Vehicle: 1993 BMW 3 Series
I am from a Ford Family, and love American cars. I needed to replace my 5.0 Mustang preparing for a baby, and no Ford 4 door was available with rear drive, 6 cylinder and manual tranny. Acceleration is a little slower, but still entertaining. From every other standpoint, there is no comparison. I do SCCA autocross events, and this car is a serious performer. Handling is tight, predictable, and confidence inspiring. Ditto the brakes. The 10 year old chassis feels tighter than most new American cars I have recently driven. The chassis is so finely tuned, I have learned things about cars that I would have never learned otherwise, like +.5 deg rear camber turns understeer into oversteer.
by Jojoman on Apr 12, 2004 Vehicle: 1993 BMW 3 Series
I bought this car (325i auto) used from
a local independent BMW dealer. The car
runs and accelerates smooth at all
speeds. I have fixed most of the minor
problems myself and get a lot of
supports from the net. The engine can
run up to 250,000 miles without
rebuild. There are many sites selling
parts for it. If you are a DIY guy,
this car is definitely for you.
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