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1999 BMW 3 Series

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BMW 3 Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 168 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/28 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 BMW 3 Series

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  • Pros

    BMW rewrites their best seller. Bigger and more luxurious than last year, the 3-Series should quell complaints about the former model's only shortcoming.

  • Cons

    Not all the models get revised at the same time. Coupe and convertible fans will have to make do with the former design.

  • What's New for 1999

    New standard goodies adorn 3 Series two-door models in 1999.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (4 total reviews)

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

Best. first car. ever.

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Vehicle: 1999 BMW 3 Series 323i 2dr Convertible

I've only had this car for 2 weeks, and it's definitely a huge change from my dad's volvo wagon. Fuel economy is decent, especially for a car with a 6 cylinder engine, averaging 21 mpg (25-35hw). Backseat room was a pleasant surprise-2 5'8+ guys can fit in the back, no problem. I've put 1,200 miles on it, and so far no problems. I get tons of compliments on my car, the heated seats are nice for a New Yorker, and the sound system is great for a 12 year old car. Road noise actually isn't bad The only thing I don't like is the cup holders.It's fine for a little cappuccino or a giant sweet tea, but anything in between doesn't stay in and I just hold it between my legs.:/




99 convertibles rock

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Vehicle: 1999 BMW 3 Series 323i 2dr Convertible

So far have logged 190k miles. I run 10k miles between oil changes with full synthetic and drive hard and fast. This dream car has held up perfectly. I can get just under 30mpg if I keep the speed below 70. No leaks, doesn't burn oil and still looks like a new car. Repair history: replaced radiator (185k miles); brakes once (front at 90k and rears at 110k - nearly 90% of my driving is highway. Control arms at 100k, HVAC unit at 90K and one tune up at 100k. Advice - DIY for repairs (great websites out there for "how-to" advice and it is pretty easy to work on); buy parts from a reputable aftermarket company. Buy a wind deflector and put the top down!!




Smooooooth

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Vehicle: 1999 BMW 3 Series 323i 2dr Convertible

Fun and easy. This is the most fun I've ever had outside. I'll have to move south to get more months of enjoyment. Just enough power.



2 of 5 people found this review helpful

323 ic - fun in

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Vehicle: 1999 BMW 3 Series 323i 2dr Convertible

The 323IC is best with the top down and driving with the open air feel. If I could only use a one word description for this car, it would be "SMOOTH".



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What's New for 1999

New standard goodies adorn 3 Series two-door models in 1999.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 28
  • highway
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