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You are in the BMW 3-Series
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BMW 3 Series, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#78 of 389 ladolceboy
Jun 24, 2002 (5:42 pm)
The 1992-1993 3ers had quite a few teething problems. Also, prior to 1994 the 1.8 engine had a problem with failures of what BMW calls the "profile gasket". I would want a qualified BMW tech go over the car with a fine-toothed comb. I would also want a full service history showing that oil, coolant, and brake fluid were changed at the specified intervals. If I couldn't afford a 1994-up, I would get a 1991 318is. The E30 body has a timeless charm and will be just as much fun to drive.
Jun 25, 2002 (10:54 am)
What kind of maintenance cost can I expect for a 323is Coupe. Terribly expensive?
#80 of 389 BWM 330 for 2003...any changes?
Jun 27, 2002 (8:19 am)
Does anyone know (even if minor) what changes will be made to the 2003 3-series? I know it was just recently redesigned, so I'm not expecting anything major...but the little changes might push me to getting the BMW over some of the other cars I'm looking at...
Jul 03, 2002 (7:28 pm)
I take possession of my new 320i on Friday. What can I/should I expect in terms of what the dealer will go through with me in terms of operation of all the bells and whistles. I got a mini lesson on the test drive but I think I was in information overload as I was just having too much fun driving. Also, what kind of "give-aways" if any can I expect or should I request...floor mats, extra key etc. Thanks!
#82 of 389 BMW 325 CONVERTIBLE (JAPAN)
Jul 16, 2002 (6:16 am)
Well I have decided on getting a BMW 325 Convertible 1994 Model with Japaneses specs, are there any backdraws for this model or the country of manufacture another thing is does it leak air from the outside at high speeds coz here in the gulf the heat is like HELL !!
#83 of 389 Answer for xiajia888
Jul 31, 2002 (2:54 pm)
Regarding BMWs built in South Africa, read today's Wall Street Journal (7/31). In a nut shell, the quality level at that plant is their best, topping the German plant.
Aug 10, 2002 (11:26 am)
I've had my 325i for a day now...love that throaty growl! Two questions: 1. The black vertical trim between the windows (outside) seems to be a fingerprint magnet. Suggestions for cleaning? (Yes, I'm really trying to use the door handle only.) 2. I have the Steptronic automatic and want to try shifting. Where is it most useful? I figure I might be able to downshift on highway exits to avoid breakpad wear. Does that sound logical?
Well, I'm leaving. Roads to drive!
#85 of 389 Engine Braking
Sep 13, 2002 (2:28 pm)
I sort of gave up on engine braking, except on special occasions after an old-timer asked me, "Which do you think are cheaper, brake parts or transmission parts?"
As for the black fingerprints, I haven't found a good solution yet myself. Anyone have one? I don't recommend anything oily or with silicon as they tend to streak, which is a variation of the same annoyance.
Sep 17, 2002 (7:08 pm)
I am picking up my new 325 this friday but I was wondering if there are any golfers out there who own this car and if they have trouble fitting golf clubs in the trunk, any info would be appreciated thanks
#87 of 389 need mechanic (in Sacramento/Davis) and advise
Sep 19, 2002 (5:56 pm)
HI, I'm a new owner of a 325i with 170k mi.
It has a few problems already, and I don't know who to turn to. Tried one mechanic in Davis, G & R, and I absolutely do not trust them. My door panels are loose and causing damage- is my most pressing problem. I'm desperate for a trustworthy mechanic, for this as well as a few electrical problems.