1982 BMW 3 Series E21 M20B23


The car is fun to drive and own


The interior needs a re-trim.

The exterior needs a respray.

The viscous fan coupling had to be replaced.

General Comments:

Wherever you point the car it goes, there is no under steer and very little over steer.

The acceleration is excellent, and after 25 years the car still runs beautifully.

The car has a button for it's ignition, which is a unique feature.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2007

1982 BMW 3 Series (austalian specs) 1.8i


A good priced stylish little car!


Hazard Light switch needed to be replaced, but this was a simple job.

Drivers seat needed to be reconditioned.

Dash is cracked as car has been a country car in Australian heat somewhere. This may be replaced in time, at the moment a dash mat is both providing protection, and hiding it from view.

Paint on the hood and roof is also slightly cracked, as mentioned before from the harsh conditions it has had to bare.

Speakers seem to be a bit touchy. As the previous owners have replaced the original radio with a holden one for some reason. New speakers and Cd player will be installed soon.

Mechanically this car is in fantastic condition!

General Comments:

This is my first car, although I have driven my parents Ford Fairlane previously.

It's a great little car, great for around the city, but speedy enough for long drives.

A good car if you want something cheaper, and therefore you need to go for an older car, but at the same time want to maintain some style and comfort!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th August, 2003