Is the 1997 BMW 3 Series Convertible a good vehicle? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 1997 BMW 3 Series Convertible and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 1997 3 Series Convertible featuring deep dives into trim levels including 328i, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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1997 bmw 3-series Convertible Gas Mileage
1997 bmw 3-series 328i 2dr Convertible, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 21 combined MPG 18 city MPG/26 highway MPG
1997 bmw 3-series 318i 2dr Convertible, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 23 combined MPG 20 city MPG/29 highway MPG
used 1997 BMW 3 Series Convertible Overview
The used 1997 BMW 3 Series Convertible is offered in the following styles: 328i 2dr Convertible, and 318i 2dr Convertible. Pre-owned 3 Series Convertible models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 1997 3 Series Convertible comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.
What's a good price on a used 1997 BMW 3 Series Convertible?
Price comparisons for used 1997 BMW 3 Series trim styles:
The used 1997 BMW 3 Series 328i is priced around $5500 with average odometer reading of 188811 miles.
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Review I bought my 328 convertible in '99 with 11k miles, loved it for 10 years, sold it to a needy college kid for two years, and bought it back 18 months ago. With 125k miles on it, the car is still a delight to drive. Soft top is still in good shape, mechanicals are still rock solid, drive is a delight. I use a local German car specialty shop that is much less expensive than a dealership, so brakes, hoses, etc., aren't as expensive as they might be. With classic good looks and wonderful driving behavior, this car typifies, "the Ultimate Driving Machine" - I'm a BMW-owner for life. If you need to choose between a newer non-beemer or an older beemer, go with the beemer. You won't regret it!
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Interior Colors: Black leatherette, Venetian Beige leatherette, Black SensaTec leatherette, Black Dakota premium leather, Black premium leather, Beige leatherette, Gray premium leather, Venetian Beige/Black SensaTec leatherette, Beige premium leather, Black Dakota w/Dark Oyster Highlight leather, Saddle Brown/Black premium leather, Black, Saddle Brown Dakota w/Exclusive Stitching premium leather, Oyster Dakota leather, Gray, Black Dakota leather, Chestnut Brown premium leather, Black SensaTec w/Red Highlight leatherette, Saddle Brown Dakota premium leather, Saddle Brown Dakota w/Brown Highlight leather, Natural Brown, Saddle Brown premium leather, Black Dakota w/Red Highlight leather, Coral Red Dakota w/Black Highlight leather, Venetian Beige/Black Dakota w/Dark Oyster Highlight leather, Black Dakota w/Red Highlight premium leather, Gray leather, Coral Red Dakota w/Black Highlight premium leather, Cream Beige premium leather, Coral Red/Black premium leather, Cognac Dakota w/Dark Brown Highlight leather, Cream Beige leatherette, Black w/Red Highlight leatherette, Venetian Beige/Black Dakota leather, Oyster/Black premium leather, Coral Red/Black Dakota premium leather, Dakota Oyster/Black w/Dark Oyster Accent leather, Saddle Brown Dakota w/Brown Highlight and Brown Lower Dashboard leather, Sand, Venetian Beige Dakota premium leather, Cream Beige Dakota premium leather, Black Dakota w/Exclusive Stitching premium leather, Venetian Beige Dakota w/Dark Oyster Highlight leather, Terra/Black premium leather, Black leather, Everest Gray Dakota w/Black Highlight premium leather, Oyster/Black Dakota premium leather, Beige leather, Black suede/cloth, Gray/Black Dakota premium leather, Oyster Dakota w/Dark Oyster Highlight premium leather, Cognac Dakota w/Dark Brown Highlight and Cognac Lower Dashboard leather, Natural Brown leather, Oyster premium leather, Sand leather, Tanin Red, Venetian Beige Dakota w/Exclusive Stitching premium leather
Popular Features: Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Auto Climate Control, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Trip Computer, Post-collision safety system, Tire Pressure Warning, Aux Audio Inputs, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Power Driver Seat, AWD/4WD, USB Inputs, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Bluetooth, Sunroof/Moonroof, Upgraded Headlights, Alarm, Heated seats, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Navigation, Parking sensors, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Back-up camera, Keyless Entry/Start, Leather Seats, Blind Spot Monitoring, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Heads up display, Upgraded Stereo, Soft Top, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Lane Departure Warning, 360-degree camera, Adaptive Cruise Control