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We need more hatchbacks like this
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By Dave
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1999 BMW 3 Series 318ti 2dr Hatchback


Review

Americans would like hatchbacks more if there were more hatchbacks like this. A great mix of practicality and luxury. And it packs a lot of interior room into a not very long car. Very easy to park at only 166 inches in length, yet it's cargo capacity can carry a full sized dresser, fully assembled.


Best Features

Great handling


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Ultimate Commuting Machine
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By Thomas+
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1999 BMW 3 Series 323i 4dr Sedan


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One fun car! Brake dust keeps you busy cleaning every weekend. Covered maintenance was awesome. Uncovered maintenance a bit expensive. Brake job quoted as $1200 by dealer, did it myself for $220 worth of rotors. Main mechanical problem was the typical control arm bushings @$600. In dash CD has problems ejecting. Adding CD changer in trunk solved that. Stereo is weak on Bass end. Haven't had window regulator problems others describe. Maintenance still a lot cheaper than my wife's Taurus. Overall, very happy.


Best Features

Inline six engine purrs like a turbine. Handling is exceptional. Good balance of luxury and performance.


Worst Features

Console cup holders don't fit with the level of quality of the rest of the interior.


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Wow
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By Greg
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1999 BMW 3 Series 323is 2dr Coupe


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This is my first BMW and I love this car. Handling is 2nd to none. I tend to tire of vehicles very easily and this one is a joy to drive. This one has the DINAN upgrades which make it even more fun.


Best Features

Handing & smoothness of engine.


Worst Features

None.


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I pay with a smile
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By N LeBert
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1999 BMW 3 Series 323i 4dr Sedan


Review

I enjoy this car so much. I actually enjoy sending in my loan payment. It has the best of so many things that make it luxurious and fun to drive. After all these years, it drives like new and there is not any squeaks to let you know it's tired. The service at the dealer is unbelievably fantastic. I can't imagine driving any make other than BMW.


Best Features

Comfort, style and attention to detail. The ride is a perfect balance of sports and luxury.


Worst Features

Fabric in the rear two quarter panels of interior between rear doors and rear windows is coming loose. Other than that, nothing...


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By Matt
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1999 BMW 3 Series 323i 4dr Sedan


Review

I purchased this car used a little over 2 years ago. I've had the "usual" repairs reported by most drivers - window motors, control arms and bushings - but this seems to be a standard problem that all owners have to deal with. If you're willing to put up with a high(er) maintenance car you won't ever want to drive anything else. It handles like a dream and holds the road like no other car I've driven.


Best Features

It drives like no other car, interior design is clean and solid


Worst Features

Fuel economy, window motors are a constant worry and control arms and bushings are badly designed.


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