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By Mike
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1999 BMW 3 Series Sedan 323i 4dr Sedan


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We bought this the first year out and besides the window regulator not working and being replace a few time it has been a great car. I have looked to replace it and unless I spend over 30k is performs and gets better gas MPG then the new cars of it size. I get 20 around town and 30 on the hwy. I will drive it until it dies.


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Going on 11 years old and still looks good and runs well


Worst Features

a little bigger inside but the newer models did that.


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DC 328... pretty but costly....
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By london styles
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1999 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328i 4dr Sedan


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I've owned this 328 for 6 years now and I have 153k on it. I've redone the transmission, tons of pads, clutch, fog light bulbs and about to do the entire front susp/rear susp.. It will always start and remains sexy but it will dig in your pocket... I'd get rid of it were it not paid for.. I love bimmers but you gotta pay to play in this world... Find a guy u can trust to do your repairs and I'll help... I've got the sports package and it helps... Car could use more power.. It's a tank... The car has heart but like most pretty faces ends up costing more than it's worth.


Best Features

appearance... will start after weeks alone or under a ton of snow...


Worst Features

more power... upgrade speakers... not so many silly flaws for a 42k car...


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First & Last BMW
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By gl36
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1999 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328i 4dr Sedan


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BMW=Bring Money With You. This car was junk from day one. All 4 electric window motors & relays replaced. Ac condenser electric fan-replaced 4 times. Belt broke did $1100.00 damage. Radiator split, $1300.00 front end, list goes on & on. Best day of my life when it was gone.


Worst Features

BMW needs to use quality parts.


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Okay... I guess...
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By js
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1999 BMW 3 Series Sedan 323i 4dr Sedan


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I drove an '06 330 w/ sport pkg for a year, which is the greatest car I've ever driven outside of a Ferrari. I thought I'd ditch the new one for a used to avoid payments. Dumb. The 99 falls very short of my expectations. Sure, it drives great, when I'm not under the hood. 125k miles, and I've had to do "normal" wear and tear maintenance (control arm bushings, shocks, rotors, brakes, tires, battery, alternator, ac compressor, alignment, fluid flush, tune up, and a secondary air pump). Seems a bit excessive for "normal" wear and tear ($5300). My only fear is what's next?! Oh, and the stereo stinks! 8 speakers, none of which put out any bass! New stereo a must.


Best Features

Overall driving experience is great, outside of maintenance.


Worst Features

Cost of maintenance. These cars have a rep of lasting 250k+ miles, but the maintenance is very costly. Also, stereo stinks, and sunroof has problems. Electronics aren't great either. Buy a newer BMW!


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Still Going Great
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By Zack
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1999 BMW 3 Series Sedan 323i 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car new in 99 and have had only minor problems since (brakes at 50, shocks and suspension at 80) but otherwise this car is a tank. No major problems and best of all I am still getting almost 27 mpg. One complaint is the dealership maintenance. Don't go there if you can help it, they charge 2x what a good local mechanic who knows BMWs does. If you have a late model BMW do yourself a favor and find a reputable local mechanic whom you can trust to fix your car.


Best Features

Miles per gallon, almost 27! Front seat comfort.


Worst Features

Needs more storage space in front.


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