by rhodesej2 on Sep 3, 2012 Vehicle: 1996 BMW 3 Series 328i 4dr Sedan
When we bought our 328i it had approx 82k miles on it, it now has 150k. In that time we have had to replace the radiator and water pump. At 150k it drives like it just came off the showroom floor. We are very pleased with it. My wife is the primary driver and we are now considering buying a 2001 5 series. The paint is cracking in some places also the ignition switch has presented some problems which was an inconvenience to have repaired. All in all it is an excellent vehicle.
by breezibre on Feb 22, 2012 Vehicle: 1996 BMW 3 Series 328i 4dr Sedan
We got this car in 2008 with 199000 miles it lasted 4 weeks before the check engine light was on. we paid $1700 in repairs just to have the light come on again 5 wks later. we finally donated it in summer 2010 after pouring $7000 into it and still couldnt pass smog. atleast we got to claim it on our taxes right? lol
by bmw_fanatic on Feb 19, 2011 Vehicle: 1996 BMW 3 Series 328i 4dr Sedan
This car is absolutely amazing.
I've owned this car since 90,000 miles and have used it as a daily commuter, ALL seasons.
It has 260,000+ miles on it now and it still runs great.
This interior is in great condition and the leather looks amazing and won't just deteriorate on you.
The exterior is still in good shape, although rust is beginning to start under the doors.
The engine ticks a little bit now as well.
Besides that the engine still roars like she's new and I couldn't be happier with this vehicle.
BMW's highly acclaimed 3 Series receives new engines across the board. The six-cylinder models drop the 325 designation for 328, thanks to a new 2.8-liter inline six. While the new six offers a negligible gain in horsepower (now 190), acceleration is significantly improved by a 14 percent increase in torque (now up to 207). To go along with the heartier engine, 328 models get vented rear disc brakes to minimize brake fade. The 318 models keep the 318 name despite an increase in engine displacement to 1.9 liters, which yields a slight increase in torque. Automatic climate control is standard across the line, except in the 318ti, and upgraded sound systems are optional on all models.