1995 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: Best Car I've Ever Owned

1995 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

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318i Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Best Car I've Ever Owned
By mikehd on


1995 BMW 3 Series 318i 4dr Sedan


We ordered our 325i to our specs and have put every mile on it since new. In the 11 years of ownership, the reliability has been outstanding. Regular oil changes at 9K miles or so with high quality synthetic oil and she still doesn't use oil between changes. We replaced the sport package shocks/struts & springs with Bilstein Sport shocks/struts and H&R Sport springs, which lowered the car a bit more. This is the agressive stance that the factory sport package should have provided.

Best Features

Buttery smooth I-6 engine, handling and responsiveness, brakes are superb. Instrument panel layout and switch location are perfect. Routinely get 28 mpg in my commute (~32 miles one way, highway/city mix).

Worst Features

The newer 3er BMWs seemed to have addressed the e36 body issues with improvements in NVH and power. Factory sport package still too soft.
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