1992 BMW 3 Series 318i from Australia and New Zealand
Avoid BMW 3 series in hot climates, as their cooling / AC system is sub-standard
Voltage regulator blew.
Interior trim on the doors fell off.
A/C is weak
Automatic locks stopped working.
Window slider clips fell off.
Ignition barrel jammed up.
Electronic instrument pixels burned out.
Rear wheel bearings replaced.
Automatic transmission is slow to respond.
Cooling system is crap (water pump failed, thermostat jammed, radiator cracked).
Eventually the head gasket blew.
Stay clear of high mileage BMW 318is with no service records. I must have spent over $3,000 in repairs over 8 months, and it still ended up at the wreckers. They gave me $200 for it. The cooling system has plastic composite parts, which literally disintegrate over time. The water pump impeller exploded inside the motor. Nothing worked on this vehicle, despite all the repairs. It made me conclude that these vehicles do not go beyond 250K often.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th October, 2015