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1996 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Discussions

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BMW's all season traction has been standard on the 3 series since 1996. I believe Dynamic Stability Control is also standard on all 1999-2000 BMW 3 series....

Hmmm, lots of ground to cover here:...

me these newer engines (i used to have a 1996 3 series) this is typical useage of oil, that BMW specifies that it's normal to put a quart in every 1000 miles even. Nothing to worry about. The car is ...

coupe that the interior is on par with all the 3 series based vehicles but not quite to the same standards as the 5 series or X5 and that is why there is a $5000 upgrade to get the same specs on a X5...

No information based on quality was available for the 1996 model 3 series sedan. The 1997 model scored 4 points out of 5 for each initial quality rating category....

Luxury Cars Can Produce Pricey Fender Benders...

"I read a little blurb that reminded me that the 3L engine from the 328i has no oil dipstick. It has to be DEALER SERVICED if the oil runs low."...

With the exception of 2 cars (a 1996 Saab 9000 CS and a 1998 Suburban), I generally have leased and kept the cars for 2-3 years. The Saab was a great car, kept it for 10 years - pretty reliable, ro?...

I am very interested in buying a used 1996 328is (or similar) and have read that all 3-series are reliable, but what about maintenance cost?...

Maybe I'm radiator shy, having had a BMW radiator blow up in my face (1996 3 series) and another fall apart in my hand as I wiggled the top hose....
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