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1998 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Reviews

1998 BMW 3 Series

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I love it!!
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By k1llahbabe
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1998 BMW 3 Series 318ti 2dr Hatchback


Review

I love my 318ti, the only thing about
it that i don't like is how you can't
move the steering wheel, i can never
get confortable but other then that
it's a pretty nice little car!!


Best Features

the onboard computer, heated seats.


Worst Features

tilt steering wheel, window buttons can be improved also.


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It is what it is
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By JrB
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1998 BMW 3 Series 318ti 2dr Hatchback


Review

I bought used @ 36k, (60k now) I have
had it for 4 years and not a problem.
It is a small compact car and that is
what you get...and a little more. Very
fun and good gas mileage.


Best Features

Handling in curves.


Worst Features

Interior is plain Jane.


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1998 318ti with Sport Suspension
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By jobu
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1998 BMW 3 Series 318ti 2dr Hatchback


Review

Handles and looks great. Has been very
reliable except for some bizarre
problems for considering the age of the
car. Catalytic converter went at 50k
mark and we also found out that it was
loosely connected so there was constant
rattling from early on which no one
could diagnose. Driver's window
assembly collapsed at 40k mark. Gas
cap has been a problem since early
on...doesn't seem to fit well after a
while causing a check engine light to
appear as a result of a poor vaccuum.


Best Features

handling, looks


Worst Features

more horsepower, more comfortable driver's seat


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M3 wannabe
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By kekle
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Vehicle

1998 BMW 3 Series 318ti 2dr Hatchback


Review

This car gets no respect, but as far as
I'm concerned it is the most balanced,
lightest bmw out there. big hatch, can
fit 2x4 studs. Great car.


Best Features

Small size, no overhangs Huge cargo capacity


Worst Features

import the new E46 compact with the new 3 liter 6 cyl.


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Great Little Car
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By Rick R
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1998 BMW 3 Series 318ti 2dr Hatchback


Review

I won't bore you all with a long, drawn out review. Getting to the point, I love everything about the car except the small 1.8 liter engine.


Best Features

It's different. Everyone thinks it's a 2002 because they've never seen a hatchback BMW before. This car combines enough power, perfect handling and control for those back country winding roads. For another $12k I'll have a 350HP M3 engine in my baby hatchback.


Worst Features

Bring it back and sell either MANUAL or steptronic. Do not sell pure automatic. Increase horsepower/torque in the lower rev's. Increase engine size to possibly a 2.5 liter V6. Add the usual new style BMW lights, etc.


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