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04-05-2005, 12:58 PM
I'm about to buy a 1998 3.18 IS
I've been trying to find some information on this model in that year but have had no luck.
I'm interested in things like hp, torque, fuel efficiency, etc.
if anyone knows were i can find this information then it would be a big help.

feedback from current or previous owners would also be appreciated


o and its an automatic.

04-05-2005, 01:05 PM
hey, im looking at the same model/year. Which can i particular areyou looking at? only diff is that i want a 5sp

04-05-2005, 01:22 PM
don't get it. You 'll hate the automatic, and with the 318's power, it won't do you any justice. You need a 318 5 speed, or at least a 325 for auto.

04-05-2005, 02:54 PM
Everything you'll need to know:


04-06-2005, 04:22 PM
right now im not really looking for power
what im looking for is a good looking car with good fuel efficeincy
with the crazy gas prices these days and the long drive i have to school and work, thats really all i need. and it seems to me that you cant get much better then a 4 cyl. 3.18 for that.

thanks for the help

04-06-2005, 04:36 PM
Do yourself a favour buy the 5 speed.

04-06-2005, 05:42 PM
Yes the auto isn't very fuel effecient compared to the 5spd and the power robbed from being a auto is alot + extra maintanenc. The engine is pretty bulletproof as well as the car but changing the exhaust and add a bigger 3" hole in the intake free up alot of untapped power and slightly better fuel economy.

04-06-2005, 06:26 PM
the 5spd will indeed be more fuel efficiant.

04-06-2005, 07:29 PM
Check out this site, http://auto.consumerguide.com/auto/used/index.cfm/act/usedcarsearch/

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04-06-2005, 08:37 PM
My plans for a 6-cyl swap is on hold now...I don't think a 6-cyl is a good idea at this point considering how much gas is. I can already get in plenty of trouble with it in stock form...