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Old 07-06-2006, 08:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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buying e36 328i,suggestion about it?

For last 5 years l driving e30 318i,now l whant something with more power(328is).l need your thinking and judgement about this bmw.What is good and badly about this car?

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Old 07-06-2006, 12:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the 328i is a great car. I love mine. It has a great balance of handling, power, and fuel economy. In terms of trouble areas, I would say that if your buying one with 90k+ to look out for emission-related check enline lights. Also with almost all E36, the rear strut mounts and bushings.

What to look for: Id say go for a sedan in my opinion. As long as you get the sport pkg, you will have the convienince of 4 doors, and it doesnt really weigh much more. Def. get a 5-speed and sport pkg. cold weather and lux. are nice, but sport is needed! feel free to PM me or send me an im.

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Old 07-07-2006, 06:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have to agree with the previous post. I have a automatic 1998 and it has plenty of pull and can get to 200km very quickly. In the last year I have had only minor problems. If you check these websites or can get hold of an honest mechanic you can fix the common problems without bankrupting yourself.

The problems I have had is:
1. Starter turning without starting car. This is common and is a malfunction of security feature. You can remove the back of the starter and use a screwdriver to start the car or install a push button. (How-to on this site)
2. Computer constantly complaining about brake light circuit failure. Easy to fix and cheap too.

That is really all. Compared to the enjoyment I have had out of the car, I could easily been given more trouble by this car and still would be happy with it.

If however you are not a speed junky then you can spend you money better on a newer BMW with a smaller engine.

One warning: Once you are used to the power of the 328 you can never go back. Be warned, nothing less than a 3L will do after the 328 experience.
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Thanks for answers.Next bmw,after 328 can only be M3.It is my dream to drive blue m3 with white leather.But l dont have yet enough money to drive that car.Registration is wery expensive for m3 and that is first and only reason whay l dont have money for that bmw.
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l read something about 328 and his engine block(M52) who was manufecture before 1998 year.Something how is that engine bad,because of bad fuel it start to expend oil?
Do you know something about this?
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