1990 BMW 3 Series 318i 1.6 petrol from UK and Ireland
A trusty and reliable motor
Power steering noisy, maybe fluid issue.
Whole exhaust changed, rust holes etc.
The temperature needle goes above middle in heavy traffic, but normalises soon after.
A solid motor. Doesn't handle very well, but is quite nippy, especially with kick-down!
I bought it with genuinely low mileage and it does feel like a late model car. It is extremely reliable, has never let me down.
The Cabin is defitely gloomy, but the bmw red/orange dash light does it for me!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th November, 2003
1st Feb 2006, 07:09
An E30 BMW that doesn't handle well?? That is a very rare thing indeed.
1st Feb 2006, 12:41
I've owned two of these cars and if it doesn't handle well there is something wrong with the suspension.
9th Oct 2007, 00:14
The guy above who says the e30 318 does not handle well is way off-base. This is the best-handling car I've ever driven (mine is a 91 318 sedan with 5-speed transmission). The car has its faults (noisy, hot) but you can't beat the handling.