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1994 BMW 3 Series

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 28/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.8 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

1994 BMW 3 Series Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 532 Ratings for the 1993 - 1999 models.

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  • Value
    9.1/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Best Vehicle i ever owned!

By on Thursday, August 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 259,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fUN TO DRIVE,VERY AFFORDABLE! A GREAT LITTLE CAR!"

Cons: "None,it paid for itself several years ago!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this little bobtail bimmer with 167 k miles on it.I have owned it for 9 years it now has 259k on it.The only replacement parts that i had to replace is one alternator a battery,brakes basic stuff.The seat folds down in the back and i cannot tell you how much stuff i have hauled.It still has the clutch in it that was there when i bought it.On the highway it gets 34 mpg with a 5 speed manual no engine leaks,the engine is strong A GREAT CAR !"

Great little car!

By on Monday, May 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Powerful, efficient motor. Fun to drive."

Cons: "Glove box sag, Weak cooling system."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Got a '98 328i about six months ago, this thing has ran like a gem. Nice and powerful, fun to drive. Handles really well too. Only problem I've had from it (and I've come to understand this is a shared complaint amount E36 owners,) is the cooling system has a tendency to break down. I redid the whole cooling system myself, and have had no problems with it since. My car is sixteen years old, with 135k miles on it, and still runs great. I get 20 mpg in town, and up to 33 on the highway. The interior is quite nice, simple and classy. The seats are very comfortable for their age. The glove box does sag, but really I couldn't care less."

17 people out of 25 found this review helpful

german cars made right

By on Monday, March 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 9,900

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "very comfortable, fantastic driving car"

Cons: "small cup holders, glove box sag, only a 5 speed :("

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is my first car and I'm absolutely hooked on it. It's proven to be very reliable through this cold Chicago winter. The car drives extremely well for being 18 years old. It has enough power for you when you need to get on the gas but a controllable amount where you won't get busted for speeding. The interior is basic and user-friendly. Also the seats are very comfortable for their age too. I can't wait to start fixing the basic cosmetic flaws. It could also be a great project car for any age and skill set! Overall a phenomenal car and i would own another E36 in a heartbeat."

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Best bang for the buck

By on Sunday, January 04, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Money

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "very affordable, fun to drive, looks great"

Cons: "more than 15 years old"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The E-36 3-series is one of the best handling cars I have owned. In addition to that, they are also very affordable to purchase and maintain...it would be difficult to find a less expensive car that doesn't cost more to maintain and drive."

17 people out of 24 found this review helpful

reliable

By on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 88,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "reliable engine and transmission"

Cons: "manual convertible top is a pain"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I own a 1997 318I convertible. This car is 18 years old and drives great. Mine has low miles as it has been in the family for a long time. It is somewhat expensive to fix. But the current issues are mainly maintenance issues. I drive it over 100 miles per day and it always starts right up and drives nice. The convertible top makes noises like something is loose. Mechanically, a sound car that was built on a reliable, ahead of its time platform. It has many features and options that are comparable to my 2010 car. I would recommend. I'm going to drive this car as long as she lasts."

13 people out of 22 found this review helpful

overall very dependable and fun car

By on Monday, November 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 162,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"dependable fun to drive well build good quality still running well despite being 20 years old. not many 20 year Honda or Toyota vehicles still on the road."

12 people out of 23 found this review helpful

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