1986 BMW 3 Series 325 es 2.7 from North America
When I bought this car for $2500 I spent another $3000 to bring it back to reliable condition. New Nokian NRW tires all around, new battery, changed ALL fluids, new front struts, brakes, tuneup, muffler, plugs, had oil pan gasket reset. I did some minor repairs myself, new taillight gaskets, new drivers handle, replaced back interior panel added a new Blaupunkt head unit.
I hope I made the right decision to put all this money into this car, body is in good condition and I love to drive it. Performs like a champ, corners great, gets up when I need it too. Nice and small for the city and feels like a tank on the highway. Super clean styling and still looks like a million bucks. There is no way I could afford a newer BMW model, this was a perfect way to enjoy having a quality car at an affordable price. Has some quirks with the maintenece lights, but once you learn to ignore it all is well. I think I found a good independant BMW mechanic to help keep it going, for around $6000 I have a car that should last me another 5 yrs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th June, 2002