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1997 BMW 3 Series

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 517 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
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15 years old and still going strong

By on Monday, June 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,207

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive, super reliable, silky smooth trany"

Cons: "Honestlty, cup holders under the center arm rest"

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

"I went to my dealer to drop off my 325i coupe and this car had just arrived and was sitting outside the service department. 3-series convertibles with standard transmissions have always been hard to find. But here it was, with leather and sports package and HK sound and that was that. Went out with friends to play golf, asked to have my existing car valued as a trade, returned and bought the silver convertible with black leather. NO REGRETS EVER! 15 years and only 110k miles shows its been well cared for. No snow. No salt. No detergent on the black soft top and its still "black"!! Dealer maintained always and we love driving it ever time we start it up."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

great car. love it.

By on Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 119,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "fun car. Classy! new top. new work."

Cons: "leather has a few rips."

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

"Was in a garage for years. Paint like new."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Best value

By on Sunday, May 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 85,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great value, beautiful condition, and drives well."

Cons: "No power locks."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This beautiful car was never in an accident and has driven perfectly since it was bought new. Completely reliable. Looks great! Boston Green with beige leather interior. Comfortable seats and spacious trunk are good for traveling."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Truly "the Ultimate Driving Machine" love it

By on Monday, May 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 195,000

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
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "wonderful to drive, love the open air."

Cons: "Nothing to remind if you leave the lights on etc."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Have owned ten years, driven very little, wonderful car but I don't drive it enough and it needs to be driven more often to appreciate the fine car it is."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

runs great, exterior great, new top

By on Wednesday, April 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 94,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "fun to drive low miles for 20 yrs old."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"always parked in garage interior needs help, heat-not elements or neglect. Tried years ago to get it redone- no kits available and no one I could find would get the fabric and reupholster the seats. Looks bad inside but runs great. I have new shocks and struts to be installed and some interior trim pieces."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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