1996 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: for autobahn drivers not commu

1996 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

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318i Convertible (1.9L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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for autobahn drivers not commuters
By rajdc on


1996 BMW 3 Series 318i 2dr Convertible


I bought a used 328i convertible in 1999. it got too problematic after 100K. who ever said german engineering is superior is crazy! ok maybe the perforance and design...but everything else--total crap. At first it gave me problems with the top. It would get stuck, and just act flaky. The car ran pretty well but had a lot of electrical problems--I mean A LOT! Pretty much everything on the dash was replaced at one point--even the HEATING unit!! spent about $5000 in repair.

Best Features

One word: Beautiful. No convertible looks as good as this. reason:the top is completely hidden when down--nice sleek look get this car in white--it's the ultimate girl magnet! handles great. don't settle for 325--328 is much faster.

Worst Features

the electronics need to be of better grade. things go haywire for no reason. i hope newer bmw's aren't like this. this doesn't have a tilt steering wheel so if you're tall or short you might not like it.
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