1986 BMW 3 Series 325e 2.7 6 cylinder from North America
A great car for the money!
When I purchased the 1986 BMW 325e, I did some general maintenance for my own peace of mind. I first replaced the timing belt, hoses, belts. I drove it for a few months and then the exhaust going to the cat, so I brought it to a shop they said they could not fix the part, but I could buy a new one for $900. I got a second opinion and the bill was $35. I have since replaced the struts, shocks, and a few minor things, But still a great runner, and they don't rust very easy.
I purchased this car when I graduated from college, and Was looking for a great car at a price of $2500, I found this and went on five test drives and told the owner I would buy it if it passed from my mechanic. I am really glad I bought it, it is a blast to drive. It corners very well, and the acceleration is quick. make sure you look for one that has been well cared for, because there are many one that are not worth the money.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th September, 2002
2nd Apr 2010, 12:44
I guess I was sold a really crappy (understatement) car, because I have owned my 325e for 2 years and I have dropped nearly 2K into it just to keep it running. Every time I got one problem fixed, NTB and Napa auto parts (the only two places in my area that can diagnose the car) found other major problems with it. The most recent problem I am having is the car tries to overheat after a new radiator and hoses have been put in. So I don't know if a faulty car was sold or what, but I am sure not going to buy another BMW until I have the money, which will not be for a few years.