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1998 BMW 3 Series

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 528 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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Excellent reliable car

By on Monday, February 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 63,000

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
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

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

"Bought the car new from the factory in Munich"

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."

8 people out of 14 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."

9 people out of 13 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."

6 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Looking for info on reliability

By on Monday, November 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 233,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Priced at $1500 and solid car"

Cons: "Better instrument panels"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"Filling this out so I can see what other owners think. Just bought one and seems to be a pretty solid little go getter... any known defects? Recalls? Anyone have an issue with floating gauges? Am fond of Beemers... well Built. :)"

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

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