by ccs95 on Feb 10, 2014 Vehicle: 1995 BMW 3 Series 318ti 2dr Hatchback
I bought my 95 brand new in Bellevue, WA.
This car has been nothing short of perfect.
I had a 12 year old son, a prairie dog with a cage that was 3' x 4', and we skied a lot!
We went to the mountains in snow, sleet and rain...we have experienced several tropical storms and hurricanes...we moved to the Arizona desert.
This car has taken us here, there and just about everywhere.
We had a minor problems in the beginning... Never any engine problems, we have over 230,000 miles and are still going strong.
Wear and tear has had it usual issues, and we are going in for struts this week.
Still have original clutch, tranny, (got a rock in the radiator) not the cars fault.
Love this car!
by grmmjhnsn2 on Oct 19, 2013 Vehicle: 1995 BMW 3 Series 325i 4dr Sedan
This car is great to drive, lets make that one clear. It's just powerful enough to snap your neck back, but not so much so that it gets you noticed. It's handling is amazing, acceleration robust, and braking solid. If you love to drive this is your car. I take it out multiple times a week on local hilly and curvy roads and it eats them up. What they say about its maintenance costs are true - if you decide to make the plunge you better have spare cash. I bought mine with 130k for $4k and have dumped in 6k, EASILY over the past six months. If you're looking for a commuter car that just happens to be fun look elsewhere. This car is for those who want the rush and are willing to pay for it.
by tnydtger on Jun 3, 2011 Vehicle: 1995 BMW 3 Series 325is 2dr Coupe
Awesome car. Be prepared to dish out some money on repairs , but the "fun"factor of driving it out weighs the price on repairs. You will get looks and compliments as if it is a new bmw. Good on gas ,not great. Turns corners awesome, and you can drive 130 mph on highway and feel like you driving 60. Be prepared after 100,000 miles, brakes,radiator,exhaust,clutch, and few others . nothing major. But definitely will dish out money for maintainence.
BMW adds a more compact two-door hatchback called the 318ti to the lineup for 1995. With a chopped tail and the semi-trailing arm rear suspension from the previous-generation 3 Series (E30) aboard, the 318ti is intended to attract entry-level buyers. A 138-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder resides under the hood, and the interior decor is rather austere compared with the increasingly plush innards of other 3 Series cars. Antilock brakes, alloy wheels and a five-speed manual gearbox are standard; a four-speed automatic is optional. Also this year, a couple new option packages (premium and sport) allow buyers to give their cars a distinct luxury or performance flavor.