1996 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: Dissappointed

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By yorgi on


1996 BMW 3 Series 328i 4dr Sedan


I bought the car from a carpool co- worker with 97,000 mi. The car was in excellent condition and garage kept. The radio failed on me, the rear differential had a slow leak, the air conditioning dash unit had to be replaced. I also took excellent care of the vehicle expecting to easily get 180k mi or more. At 156k it just overheated on me, and needed head gasket repair $1800. Two mechanics have told me when this happens on my model usually the head unit also needs replaced $1K, and typically the cylinder cracks, coolant gels, water pump an issue. The BMW mechanic said I was better off to replace the engine $6K if I keep it. Now looking for salvage value after several years of pristine care. :(

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Heated seats

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It's obvious from my experience.
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By breezibre
on 02/22/12 00:14 AM (PST)

sounds familiar. we were offered $500 for it so we just donated it to the breast cancer association and got a $500 break on our taxes.

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