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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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#1 (permalink) Old 09-08-2004, 01:03 PM
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First of all, I'm on my phone right now so sorry for mistakes if any.

i want to buy a bmw 92-98, 318i,325i


the cars I'm looking at have 60k-90k miles on it no more. My question is, will i have major mechanical problems with the year/model/miles ratio? Do any of u guys do? And if i were to have some problems down the road, what's the average cost of beemer parts?
 
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Well BMW parts are expensive compare to say Japanese parts, even for a 318i. I have 318i '96 for about 2 and half years, no major problems uptill now, however alot of minor problems which are costly at times. Things like A/C not working, climate control not working, hood shock gone, belts cracking, steering ball-joint worn out, radiator fan making noise, brakes tend to wear-out more quickly than other cars cause bmw uses softer rotors which provide better stopping.
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can u list the milage on ur beemer, plz i need to know! and are u satisfied with ur car? also whats a good price to buy a 1993 318i with 80k miles on it in fair condition, 5 speed. i dont wanna purchase something that i will be putting tons of me in, say i buy the car for 5 grand, ill have to put in 6 more grand to get it to working condition.

Any suggestions as to what to purchase for the 325i, or 318i as soon as i buy the car? or to check on the car specificly?
 
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I have a 318
I have had NO problems with mine, given it has no miles on it though.
Still you have to think I have a 95 its 10 years old.
Things are going to break man
If you buy one for 8 it will be a VERY nice car
This is my 2 cents though

318I convertible, Dinan Exhaust and performance chip
Roh BMW racing 17's, Dinan Stage 2 suspension system. Pinoeer CD player, pioneer speakers front and rear. Pioneer 400 watt 6 channel amp. and MTX 8" subwoofer.
35,000 miles
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Read the FAQ's for common problems. Be sure to check those things before buying.

BMW's are expensive, but if you like driving, you'll never look back. Hell, I still hop in my car sometimes, and drive around for 30-45 minutes, sometimes up to 4 hours at a time, for NO REASON at all other than just to drive.... And I'm not a ricer or stret racing enthusiast by any means. Sometimes I do laps around Greensboro & High Point (North Carolina) on the highways and major roads.... just to drive somewhere

If you can afford it (and the insane insurance jump because of 2 extra cylunders), get the 325, 328 if you can. 318 may not have enough power for many people's desires. It's just a step up.


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yeah... go for the 1992 325i.. a better car for a good price, expect to pay ~4k with avg. miles on it.... and if im not mistaken on this 1992, the engine and accompanied compenents can be modified with M3 parts...
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