1981 BMW 3 Series 1.8 from North America
I love it, best car I've ever had
Always fixing new oil leaks.
Four way flasher button is held in with a safety pin.
Speedometer is 5 mph off.
Each valve is timed differently.
Fouls spark plugs every month.
It leaks SOMEWHERE that makes the glove box fill with water when it rains.
Transmission got messed up, because the last owner put 90 weight in instead of trans fluid, and then ignored the god awful sound the bearings made when under a load.
I changed the timing chain, guide and gears.
New head gasket at about 260k.
New clutch at 130 and 245k.
So many new tires from all the burnouts.
Stereo system was replaced.
And the driver's door was misaligned, so I got suicide door conversation kits off the Internet (really cool).
Gas filter and other tune up stuff all the time.
It's rear wheel drive, so you can pitch the car sideways around turns with just a little throttle.
Handles great around turns, but with no down force, it gets shaky at about 115 mph.
It looks cool as hell, but the back seems a little fat to me.
It's black with red details (customized it myself for my girlfriend), and now it is such a girl's car, and she can't drive worth a damn.
I won't say where, but I know a wrecking yard in Oregon that has a ton of parts, and I pulled a tranny for 90$!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st September, 2007