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1997 BMW 318ti Active Package 5 speed - 139,000 miles
Full maintenance records since new which was nice.
So far I'm liking it a lot. The 4cyl feels pretty peppy, despite everyone usually writing this car off as slow. It has the California roof, which is a huge canvas sunroof, definitely nice to use when the sun goes down.
Theres a pretty sizeable dent on the right side of the car which i'll post pics of later. Does dry ice or any of those other home techniques actually get the dent to pop out?
For sure...I've seen one back in 2001 or so with the M-Technic package and E36 M3 wheels, slightly lowered and it looked fantastic. The hard part about buying a 318ti these days is finding one in good condition.
2002 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro
2003 Acura MDX Touring
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99% of who???
Buy my B4 passat tdi wagon
Congrats and great choice! Its a car people either love or hate. I love them, and think its one of the best/coolest cars BMW ever made right there with the 2002. Half E30, half E36. My only word of advice, is if the California Roof works, leave it closed and don't touch it unless you want to deal with the time and money to fix it. I replaced a ton of them when these were under warranty. I think then the roof was like $4K for the complete assembly. The rest of the car is pretty indestructible and dirt cheap to fix.
Last edited by mikes96GTI; 07-28-2012 at 12:41 PM.
'13 C250 Sport stocker tinted.
'12 Jeep JK 6M, 3.73's, trac-lok, Magnaflow, SRC sliders, JKU Rubicon springs/shocks, Teraflex spring locators and swaybar discos, Black Rock Aluminum D windows.
I've always loved the way these cars looked. I just couldn't justify the price at the time, as I was able to get some seriously awesome used cars for less, and the M3 was my goal at the time (late 90's).
I paid $1k, but the AC evaporator went out which is a $1400 fix. Not many people are willing to drive a car with no AC in a midwest summer.
No m-tech goodies or M52/S52 swaps for a while, this is just a college DD.
Modernizing to COP ignition, and an electric rad fan are also worthwhile modifications.
The OP probably has a M44 since its a '97 so I am not sure if all of this correlates.
Good luck with it, post some more pics.
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