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1998 BMW 3 Series

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By nate
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1998 BMW 3 Series 318ti 2dr Hatchback


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The best thing about this car is that it is fun... cornering is exceptional, handling very predictable. Truly enjoyable... california sunroof rare and makes the car even more unique.


Favorite Features

California sunroof, 5 speed transmission, sport package, hatchback.


Suggested Improvements

None


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Simple Joy
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By goblue2010
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1998 BMW 3 Series 318ti 2dr Hatchback


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After long period, finally found my dream combination, which is M-sport package and Cal roof option. This one is equipped with fun-to-drive stick shift as well. My favourite features are too many to list. The best part is, of course, Cal roof then M-suspension/M-interior. The M44 engine always returns 31-32MPG with my driving, yet, it accelerates the ti quickly. The suspension sticks the road with minimum roll. It is not harsh either because BMW engineering tuned stiffness on the seats to match suspension characteristics. In my opinion, E36 is the best 3-series platform ever. As long as it is taken care of, it will drive for many years to come. Will keep it with my 98 M3 sedan.


Favorite Features

Powered Cal roof, M-sport package, and snappy 5-speed stick shift. Reliability has been spotless even after 13 years.


Suggested Improvements

The window regulator seems to be a regular maintenance item but other positive features outweigh the drawback.


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Awesome
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By cj
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1998 BMW 3 Series 318ti 2dr Hatchback


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I purchased this car to drive to and from work but I drive it all the time! Gas mileage is the best, getting 34 MPG and this car is 10 years old!


Favorite Features

Gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

Wish the seats went back further.


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love it
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By michaelgdwn
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1998 BMW 3 Series 318ti 2dr Hatchback


Review

drives great and its very fun


Favorite Features

hatchback


Suggested Improvements

more comfortable seats


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1998 BMW 318ti Sport
23 of 23 people found this review helpful
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By BB Fan
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1998 BMW 3 Series 318ti 2dr Hatchback


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Exception handling and braking. Great gas mileage. Sports package is exception and car looks great. Car is fun to drive and is a real head turner.


Favorite Features

Heated seats, factory warranty and overall reliability.


Suggested Improvements

BMW should bring back this model.


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