1992 BMW 3 Series 325i 2.5 V6 from North America
Good, but just not good enough
Interior door panels come undone.
Break and ABS sensor lights come on even after breaks are replaced.
"Check Coolant Fluid" appears at start up even when full.
Bogs out on even small dips in the road with passengers in the back, even with new shocks & springs.
Over all this car is good. I wouldn't get this old of a car again. I like the look, feel, sportiness and fuel economy of this car, but when it's this old, you get too many problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th February, 2006
First of all, the E36 body style is a terrific design. I realize that the last of the E30 models were probably better-finished than the first of the E36 models, but the problems were easily corrected. I agree, the interior trimmings on the early E36 were not quite up to BMW standards, however they did upgrade the interior in 1994. My '94 has a perfect interior, noticeably nicer than the '92 and '93 models. The brake sensor wires must be replaced when the brakes are changed if the light was on before the brake job. If the light never comes on, replacement should not be necessary, as the wire is set down in the pads and only activates the light when it becomes exposed and completes the circuit. The coolant sensor should be an easy fix. I don't know what to offer on the suspension problems though.