by RHartounian on Sep 12, 2006 Vehicle: 1997 BMW 3 Series 318i 4dr Sedan
I have always loved BMWs. This one is not any less of a BMW. It has good handling and good torque in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th gear. I wish it had a sixth gear. This car has a very tight gear ratio so in the 5th gear at 80 mph the engine is begging for another gear. Too bad! The glove compartment is really poor, though. Everything you place inside, it keeps rolling out. I love the E30 glove box much more. I hate the vinyl interior. BMW is probably one of the only luxury car manufacturers that still makes vinyl seats. In the summer months it's an oven in there. One common problem with this car that cannot be fixed is the climate control. Overall it's a good car.
by John Sullivan on Apr 9, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 BMW 3 Series 318i 4dr Sedan
Coming from a car history of teh 1980's
this car is awesome. I have driven
explorers,a nd Durango's but I love
1985 BMW 524td (yes a Diesel)
1989 Volvo 240 GL
Bow my 1997 E36 (318i) and I love it.
Fun, zuppy, great mileage and its
supposed to all be recyclable.
Kudos BMW. Save the World.