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1998 BMW 3 Series Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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318ti 1.9L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual - (10 reviews )

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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 Hatchback 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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 Hatchback 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!


Best Features

Gas mileage.


Worst Features

Wish the seats went back further.


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By nate
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1998 BMW 3 Series Hatchback 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

None


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1998 BMW 318ti Sport
26 of 26 people found this review helpful
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By BB Fan
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1998 BMW 3 Series Hatchback 318ti 2dr Hatchback


Review

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.


Best Features

Heated seats, factory warranty and overall reliability.


Worst Features

BMW should bring back this model.


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


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drives great and its very fun


Best Features

hatchback


Worst Features

more comfortable seats


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