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1997 BMW 3 Series Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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318ti 1.9L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual - (5 reviews )
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Never want to give it up!
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By Fran
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1997 BMW 3 Series Hatchback 318ti 2dr Hatchback


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I love my baby beemer! Would not want to drive anything but a BMW since owning this car.


Best Features

My California roof, heated seats and on board computer to check the gas mileage.


Worst Features

Hood paint seems to chip very easily.


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Great Car
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By Buckeye Bob
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1997 BMW 3 Series Hatchback 318ti 2dr Hatchback


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Great car. Handling is excellent, fun to drive, decent acceleration with 5 speed, fit and finish is perfect.


Best Features

Handling


Worst Features

A little more power


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By Bearing Engineer
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1997 BMW 3 Series Hatchback 318ti 2dr Hatchback


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The handling of this car is exceptional and very perdictable. This car combines very good performance with good fuel economy. Interior layout is excellent.


Best Features

My favorite features are the sunroof and stereo system.


Worst Features

A little more horsepower.


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My Terrific ti
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By Joan
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1997 BMW 3 Series Hatchback 318ti 2dr Hatchback


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The ti was billed as an entry into the BMW line but inappropriately aimed at college-age men. Properly marketed, it would have sold, and the new compact available here. A 63-year-old grandmother who loves to drive, I have averages 25,000 miles/year, averaging 32 mpg. Service has been excellent. I can't imagine driving anything but a BMW after owning this car. Nimble, it hugs the road, shifts like a dream, and looks and feels new after almost 100,000 miles.


Best Features

Nimble handling, weight, brakes, mileage, sound system, comfort (including a deceptively roomy, comfortable back seat), ample cargo area with and without the rear seats folded forward, finish, interior design including dashboard. Green, yellow, red light maintenance reminder.


Worst Features

Begin importing the new 3-Series compact available in Europe.


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BMW 318ti Hatchback
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By M&C
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1997 BMW 3 Series Hatchback 318ti 2dr Hatchback


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Fun to drive. Lots of zip. Holds lots of cargo.


Best Features

Hatchback design is highly useful. Rear seats fold to extend cargo area.


Worst Features

Difficult to access backseat.


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