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Old 05-20-2003, 07:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey,
Obviously new to the site... Anyways Iím thinking of purchasing a 1997 BMW 318ti (hatchback) with about 76k miles. Just wanted to ask owners of the car what they think of it, I've read a lot about it, but not really enough to satisfy my needs, so go ahead and post facts and personal opinions please.

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i think the car looks unfinished without the full rear end the other 3 series have...and if you get it make sure you dont get an auto...the 1.8L motor and a slushbox dont go together very well.
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I say if you have a little extra cash, just go with the 3-series. I'm not really a fan of the four banger bimmers, but if that is what you like, and you want to get it, go for it. Welcome!
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if u want the Ti but wit some punch..stick the AA s/c in or but a M52(m3 engine) in it
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i dont think we have any 4cyl owners on this board except for M3Pilots E30 M3. i think u should stretch for the 318is, get a e30 if u have to, theyre very fun cars B)
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Old 05-20-2003, 08:18 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Oops didnt know this site was for the big dogs

J/k, I'm concidering the ti for a couple of reasons,

1 its compact

2 its cheap

3 its a BMW!

Please don't hate! I know what your thinking ...its not a real BMW... but it really is, feels like one to me!
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Oops didnt know this site was for the big dogs

J/k, I'm concidering the ti for a couple of reasons,

1 its compact

2 its cheap

3 its a BMW!

Please don't hate! I know what your thinking ...its not a real BMW... but it really is, feels like one to me!
We're not here to hate BMW318ti..see my av?? it's 'all about the bim'

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hey i seen some sick ti's that i would to take anyday..so im dissin
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Old 05-20-2003, 09:33 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally posted by BMW318ti@May 20 2003, 07:18 AM
Oops didnt know this site was for the big dogs

J/k, I'm concidering the ti for a couple of reasons,

1 its compact

2 its cheap

3 its a BMW!

Please don't hate! I know what your thinking ...its not a real BMW... but it really is, feels like one to me!
well you still kinda get a low grade interior compared to the regular E36's, but like i said earlier deffinately consider the E30. even though they arent as stylish at first glance, after a couple weeks of driving it you'll be glad you took it over the E36. the 1991 318is' are hot, especially with a few cheap mods. ive driven a 1991 E30 318is and a 1992 E36 318is and even tho the E36 seemed like a slightly nicer car, i would take the E30 over it anyday. it has the same engine as the E36 and is very reliable. just something to consider B)
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there's nothing wrong with driving a 4 cylinder car. Welcome. I'm the tech guy, so feel free to ask me any questions in the Tech Forum.
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found some nice Ti pics...heres a 330ti [/img] and yes i lik these even though im not a big fan of them
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