1998 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: Bloddy Mangled Wreck

1998 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

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323is Coupe (2.5L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Bloddy Mangled Wreck
By DPhill on


1998 BMW 3 Series 323is 2dr Coupe


i always like the E36 since i was a kid so i bought one with 98,000 miles on the clock. it seemed that as soon as the odometer turned over 100,000 miles, it no longer wanted to do anything correctly. it needed fixing and the parts are expensive. i have spent $6k-$8k on this car in parts alone this past year. the check engine light always comes on; as soon as one problem is fixed another thing is wrong. i drive conservatively and i can not get more than 15mpg and it goes through back tires very quickly. the engine is very noisy and vibrates a lot. the power windows can not go up without help and the headliner is falling off. all in all: i can not wait to buy another car.

Best Features

fun to drive, nice exterior, transmission and clutch feel very nice. handles well and the radio sounds good.

Worst Features

reliability, the drivers seat is uncomfortable, tire life is very short, it keeps breaking and it is difficult to maintain. glove box dosent stay closed.
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