1985 BMW 3 Series 318i 1.8L from North America
Outstanding in every way, especially for city driving.
The catalytic converter was replaced twice, in the 7th and 11th years of ownership.
The clutch needed replacing in the 7th year. Showed no problem since.
Other than that, just the usual seasonal maintenance and wear and tear.
This was the perfect car for me. It is super responsive and a perfect match to my own quick reflexes.
I have been driving this car for over 20 years, 98% of the time in city traffic, and I am absolutely delighted with its size, comfort and performance.
The body paint quality is outstanding as, in spite of our long and rough Canadian winters, it still shows as practically new, with just a bit of rust under the rear wheel wells.
Overall, it is a very forgiving and resilient model, as I have not been giving it much tender loving care over all these years.
It only started requiring heavier repairs two years ago, after 18 years of great reliability.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th September, 2005