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By BMWJunkie
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1992 BMW 3 Series 325i 4dr Sedan


Review

I love this car and always will. Cost
for parts is average just need to know
where to get the parts from. Internet
filled with parts suppliers, both OEM
and Aftermarket. Handled on rails even
before changing to autocross
suspension. Family loves the car wife
loves it the most and has given up on
her Eclipse. Engine is a powerhouse
waiting to be unleashed. The things
that people are complaining about
are "wear items" and have to be
replaced on any car. It is called
MAINTENANCE people. Get over it. Those
parts aren't supposed to last forever.
If you can't afford the maintenance
don't buy the car. The M50 is the best
engine that BMW came up with.


Best Features

Handling, drivability, dependability, ease of modification, styling and the all out acceleration.


Worst Features

Little insignificant things that can be dealt with, like the position of the window switches.


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My $2000 per year wallet drainer
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By albuquerque bimmer
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1992 BMW 3 Series 325i 4dr Sedan


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I love the way the car looks, performs,
and drives, however failing electrical
system, and computer system is very
disappointing. Windows have failed 4
times. Sandia BMW wants $1100 to fix
computer/sensor. Labor charge ($90)
per hour plus outrageous part costs
make this car difficult to own. I
don't intend to buy another.


Best Features

Performance, handling, and looks for a 1992 model.


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Good car...some minor problems
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By rojo
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1992 BMW 3 Series 325i 4dr Sedan


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Really fun car to drive...I bought it
for my son and I love driving it
also..I have a new audi a4 and the BMW
still rides as well. Have had all the
typical 92 bmw problems. water pump,
rear shocks, thermostat, hoses...but,
overall a great car...I do wish the
labor was cheaper...car mechanics see
BMW and charge you acordingly...they
see ya coming...


Best Features

Car handling


Worst Features

cost to fix it...


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Great fun if you don't mind the repairs
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By Saloon325i
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1992 BMW 3 Series 325i 4dr Sedan


Review

The E36 M50 engines are reliable if you
spend the money to get them that
way... Before buying or shortly after,
make sure to replace the plastic
waterpump housing and the waterpump
itself. The plastic used on both is
prone to breaking and will overheat the
car. Also, replacing the radiator and
thermostat is a good thing to do if it
has never been done before. The rear
shock mounts will fail also. Replace
these with E46 mounts. The ignition
coils will need to be replaced also if
they are original. Be sure to buy a
car that has been serviced regularly.
Transmissions should not be an issue,
but the auto does have more failure
than the manual.


Best Features

The acceleration, styling, modification possibilities, and certainly the handling.


Worst Features

The interior on these cars could use some work. The headliner, A and C pillar covers, and the door panels are my main problems.


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Have enough cash for numerous repairs
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By superjunkyard
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1992 BMW 3 Series 325i 4dr Sedan


Review

Owned this car new. Many problems
popped up over the years. This car can
drain the money in your pocket fast
because of constant repairs that are
very expensive. Repairs range from
wiper motor, turn signal problems,
radiator hose leakages to leaky
transmission fluid pan, etc. Engine is
decent, but not that powerful. The
paints on the body is crappy.


Best Features

Good handling, great engine sounds, responsive breaks.


Worst Features

cupholders, less expensive parts and repairs.


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