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


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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!!


Favorite Features

the onboard computer, heated seats.


Suggested Improvements

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


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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.


Favorite Features

Handling in curves.


Suggested Improvements

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


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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.


Favorite Features

handling, looks


Suggested Improvements

more horsepower, more comfortable driver's seat


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M3 wannabe
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By kekle
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1998 BMW 3 Series 318ti 2dr Hatchback


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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.


Favorite Features

Small size, no overhangs Huge cargo capacity


Suggested Improvements

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


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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.


Favorite 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.


Suggested Improvements

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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