1999 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: Fun to drive, but...

1999 BMW 3 Series Sedan - Consumer Review

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Fun to drive, but...
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1999 BMW 3 Series 328i 4dr Sedan


Feels as solid as a tank. Could be quicker but fun nonetheless. Handles as if on rails. The controls are in all of the right places. Looks to kill. Perfect car, but it's an absolute money pit to own. Spent $6000 on repair bills including water pump, computer ($2000), rear-end bushings, 3 window actuators ($375/each) and other misc. parts. Dealer wanted to do even more repairs totaling $4000 (replacing radiator and expansion tank was $2500!). Walk away uless it comes with a very good extended warranty.

Best Features

Handling, power, styling, interior controls, seat comfort and fuel economy (26.5 mpg mixed).

Worst Features

Reliability past 60,000 miles is horrible.
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By woody99111
on 08/25/15 10:19 AM (PDT)

Not everyone does of course, but it helps to have some mechanical ability to own one of these cars. A new water pump is $30, expansion tank about $30, Radiator maybe $100. Rear bushings are $100. So...

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