1992 BMW 3 Series 325i 2.5L I6 from North America


Reliable, sporty, trusty. I loved this car, and will definitely buy another BMW


Blower motor resistor pack went bad. Bought a used one for about $5, threw it in within 5 minutes, problem fixed.

Sunroof broke at 130000, wouldn't move period. Had to replace entire sunroof cassette in order to feel the wind in my hair again. Did it myself, surprisingly wasn't hard at all.

Window relay went bad, and unfortunately while my windows were stuck open (all of them!). Had no idea what it was for a few days, but once I realized it was just a relay, it was fixed almost instantly. Very simple to replace, I just popped it out (no screws or anything, under the dash) soldered it, and popped it back in.

Tranny output seal leaked, only while on steep hills though, and only about a drop per 2 days.

General Comments:

I loved this car the second I got into it, and am surely a large BMW fan now because of it.

The inline 6 motor was absolutely bulletproof. I had very little problems with the car at all, the reliability was fantastic. When I did have problems, the car was designed to be very easy to work on.

As for performance, the car handled extremely well. Had some good oopmh to it, but really excelled in the turns.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th December, 2010

1992 BMW 3 Series 318i 1.8 litre from Australia and New Zealand


Classic BMW style and elegant simplicity


Normal wear and tear for a car of this vintage: the air conditioning needed to be re-gassed and the radiator needed replacing. Other minor things all to do with the age of the car, and totally normal.

General Comments:

It's a great car, it has that classic BMW style and 'connected' feeling to the road. It handles very well on the road and in parking situations its just fabulous. The steering is just excellent.

The seats may look thin, but are quite supportive and comfortable. The performance is not blistering, but is enough for what I need (the car really loves to perform in the high rev ranges).

The quality of the interior is my one quibble, not of the high standard you may expect (the door trims and quality of the cloth and some plastics). Expect saggy door trims as standard.

Not as much room in the back, but actually I rode in the back today (a friend was driving), and it was actually really comfortable and smooth.

The safety is also quite good, with ABS brakes, and clever deforming crumple zones and side intrusion bars - definitely good for a car of this era.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th June, 2010

1992 BMW 3 Series 320i 2.0 straight six from Norway


You feel at home in this car


Water-pump changed at 170000km

Shocks where totally shot at 215000km

Changed differential at 230000km

Changed fuel-pump at 295000km

The car wears bushings out quickly, might be the wide tires I used on it.

Some rust on the doors, not much.

General Comments:

I really enjoyed this car, I owned it for 7 years and not many things went wrong with it.

3 owners, every one was 18-25 year range, so the car is driven in a more sporty manner :)

The engine still purr nicely, it's strong and it has all the original parts except the water-pump.

The seat-fabric it very strong, shows almost no wear after 16 years of good use.

Young people have used this car for 14 years and it still is good-looking.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2008

19th Oct 2008, 09:44

I'm 20, and my 3 series still drives and looks as nice as it did when I bought it.

1992 BMW 3 Series 325i 2.5 from North America




Low washer fluid.

General Comments:

Fast after high rpm, but no low speed pick up. Bad low end torque.

Fun to drive. Great handling, comfortable, and lots of looks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th September, 2008

23rd Sep 2008, 13:13

If that's the true mileage then it'll last many more years as long as you look after the bodywork.

28th Oct 2008, 21:15

Who lists low washer fluid as something that has gone wrong with a car? That's a basic need for a car. That's like saying the gas tank ran low.