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3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

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Hey, whats up. I'm new to the forum and was wondering what the difference was between the 318is and 325is...(which one is better?...more performance etc?...) I know its a retarded question but eh...help me out here dont know which one to choose...(i'm used to the whole honda, toyota jap scene..) If i want to turbo 1 of these which 1 would be better and what does a turboed 318is or 325is run?....thnx...
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the 318is is a 1.8l 4cyl
the 325is is a 2.5l 6cyl i think the displacement may be bigger


the 325 and the 318 are pretty much the same except for the motor size

the 325 will be better for tuning.

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pros of the 318:

lower insurance
better gas milage
cheaper to maintain

cons of the 318:
not slow, but not fast either
not as many options as 325

pros of 325:
more power
more options (interior luxuries)

cons of 325:
costlier to maintain (VANOS issues, more cylinders to worry about
higher insurance
lower gas milage

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So would a 318is or 325is be a good choice for a first car? Do they have many problems or are they pretty dependable?...Is maintenance costly?..
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pretty much its a bmw you are not gonna have a hard time wih anything

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for a first car I suggest the 318. it is powerful enough to move you around but not powerful enough for you to get yourself hurt or killed on accident as easy as in a 325. It will be cheaper overall to run, and the only distinguishing marks between them is a single VS dual exhuast. Common problems with the e36 include waterpump failure if not upgraded to metal impeller; window control arm can breakl; and the starter can act funny in high heat.

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But lets say i want to op for tuning ability?...Is the 318is equal in options for tuning and performance once its tuned? Also, what CAN you do to a 318is or 325 as far as tuning goes...(was looking at turbo kits...10k+ ) is there anything else that can be done to a 318is or 325is to put out some crazy hp...?
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a 318 would prob get to 60 in just under 9 seconds, a 325 would get there at around 7.5 if ur good, check out out this site s/c
anyway, if u like how they look, u could get an e30 325i/s which is prob about at quick as an e36 325....theyre both expensive to do forced induction with, active autoworks does turbos and s/c for bmws, but theyre $$$$$$$$, if ur into doing ur own work it shouldnt be TOOO hard to fabricate ur own turbo setup, w/the help of a good mechanic to do welding, and shit. other than forced induction, u could go NA, get a bigger bore throttle body, which would be real nice, a conforti chip w/ an intake w/a heatshield, new flywheel would really make it more liveley and easier to rev, cams would be good too, as would getting ur heads bored out, you could get a multi throttle intake sytem which gives serious gains(i think all m cars have this as standar, i know the e30 m3 does) look at it here, headers and a full exhast system would be nice, pullies i hear are good, but i dont know about them, if u wanna learn about turbos and whatnot read the book "maximum boost"
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go with a 325 for your first car

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thnx for the info...really appreciate it....Yea i like the way the e36's look...it all started when my uncle bought a 98 m3 sedan...he let my bro borrow it and we went for a little joy ride..wow... i had never experienced a ride like that.....here are some pics of it...
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Is the differance in issurance cost between the 318is and 325is major?...i was talking to some1 online and they're paying $240 a month for insurance on a 325is...Can anyone give me some prices, what they pay on 325is or 318is?
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i'd go with the 325, it has about 60 50 more horsepower than the 318
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