I agree...BMw cars will not break down on you unless you neglect them. I have a 94 318i, no problems with the body..engine...suspension. My engine had 253xxx km on it (I did a engine swap now) but it was still going strong. I changed because I need more power!
If your looking for power, then go for a 325..if your looking for something that will be your everyday driver and take a little abuse, go with the 318. I have had my car for 3 yrs now and before I did the swap, the only thing that I went on me was the alternator. Overall, a great car!
<img src='http://img43.exs.cx/img43/275/Resize.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
Body: 318i 4 door
Mods: M50 engine, Jim C chip, light-weight flywheel, dual cat-back custom exhaust, 3:15 lsd, euro headlights w/angel eyes, 5300K HID, smoked corner lights, FK Motorsports foglights (crystal clear), ABS plastic upper eyebrow, clear side markers, M3 powered side mirrors w/LED, blacked out grill, M3 lighted shift knob, 17" ROH Furry wheels w/Kumho tires, Brembo cross drilled rotors and Hawk performance brake pads all around, PSS9 Bilstein and H&R coil over kit, front strut bar and Alpine alarm.