1994 BMW 3 Series 318is Coupe from UK and Ireland - Comments

6th Jul 2005, 09:58

I have a 1995 BMW 318iS which has a 1796cc engine. In the UK, from 1996 the 1796 engine was replaced by a 1895cc engine.

16th Aug 2005, 13:06

I own a 1994 BMW 318IS coupe, and I must say it's a great car. I'm very happy about it, I think they are sold way too cheap on the second hand market.

The interior in this car is great and it still looks great even though it is from 94. Even now people like my car, it just looks good, a great bmw.

Only problem of the car is that it has only 5 gears, it should have 6, because when you drive faster than 120km/h it starts to get loud.

16th Nov 2005, 19:36

I own a 1994 BMW 318is in HK. It is my first car and I really like it. Although the car is 10 years old, the performance is still good. I just need to refill the engine oil every 6 mths and the car will be kept in excellent condition.

29th Jan 2006, 19:15

I own a 1994 318 is coupe, I have had it for four years and it has been a great car, with very few problems. It always gets lots of interest and positive comments from people, who admire the styling modifications. I am pleased with the performance, along with the styling and interior comforts.This is one of the best looking cars i have owned.

Purchased 2002 64,000

Current 94,000.

Previous Cavalier 4 x 4 Turbo.

2nd Feb 2006, 06:21

Well thanks for clearing that up for me, re; the comments on 1.8/1.9 engines. I myself have a 1996 318is best car I have had. Uprated suspension and wheels and you have yourself a little monster, as long as like the previous person said you change your oil twice a year the car will be good for 280,000 and beyond.

9th May 2006, 09:45

Hell how much would you price a 1995 318is with 79.000 miles and full extra? I am about to buy it for about 3.000 £

9th May 2009, 01:03

I just bought a 1994is coupe with 72000 original miles, original owner. This car is IMMACULATE. I bought for $3200. I think I got an awesome deal.

When does the timing normally have to be redone?

Thank you.

9th May 2009, 11:52

Its hard to put a price on these cars. It really depends on what your prepared to pay. I paid £2000 for my 1995 328i. Immaculate car, id have paid more. I bought it in January.

On the face of it, I wouldn't want to pay more than £3000 for a 95' 318is. But then again it is low mileage and if its in good nick, go for it. Chances are it'l be well worth it in the long run.

14th Apr 2010, 15:35

I just bought 1997 318si Coupe 1895cc. Is it normal for the rev's to be at 5k at 80? The car rev's right up to 7K and pulls all the way, but I do a lot of motorway driving and I'm always sitting at 4-5K. Is this normal?

This is my first BMW, and I'm over the moon, it's immaculate, black, really nice.

But is this normal? Please help.

15th Apr 2010, 03:41

If this is an auto (I'm assuming it is), it sounds like the gearbox is in too low a gear and not changing into top gear when you reach certain revs like it's supposed too (either 4th or 5th, can't remember which gearbox this car uses).

Have the solenoids, ECU, etc checked. Most likely it will need a gearbox oil and filter change, as this usually cures most auto box problems.

Hope this helps, cheers.

15th Apr 2010, 17:17

Shouldn't be at 5k at 80. It's not going into its final gear, 4th or 5th. You will burn a lot of fuel driving along at 5k all day. But it shouldn't harm the engine as they're pretty decent. Obviously something to get sorted, because there is clearly a problem there though.

22nd Apr 2010, 16:58

Thanks for that. It's a manual car though. Is it still the same checks I need to get done?

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