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Vehicle 1998 BMW 3-Series 318TIA 3dr HB Auto 1997 Buick Riviera 2dr Cpe
13.7 gallon fuel tank Yes No
15" x 6.0 steel wheels Yes No
185/65R15 all-season SBR tires Yes No
1.9L DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cyl engine Yes No
20.0 gallon fuel tank No Yes
(2) rear coat hooks No Yes
(2) rear rail assist handles No Yes
2-speed windshield wipers w/low-speed delay feature No Yes
2-stage rear-window defroster Yes No
3.05 transaxle ratio No Yes
3.8L (231) SFI V6 Series II engine No Yes
(4) 16" aluminum wheels No Yes
4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/economy/sport/ manual shift modes Yes No
4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/OD No Yes
4-wheel independent suspension w/auto level control No Yes
65 amp/hr battery Yes No
(6) Concert sound II speakers No Yes
6-way manual front bucket seats Yes No
80-amp alternator Yes No
Acoustical pkg No Yes
Adjustable rear seat headrests Yes No
Air conditioning Yes No
All season traction control Yes No
Anti-lock brakes No Yes
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) Yes No
Anti-theft AM/FM stereo w/cassette-inc: 10 x 20 watt amplifier, 10 speakers Yes No
Auto front seatbelt tensioners Yes No
Auto locking retractors on all seat belts Yes No
Body-color hydraulic energy absorbing bumpers (damage control to 9-MPH) Yes No
Body-color side skirts Yes No
Central locking system-inc: double lock anti-theft feature, console switch Yes No
City 18/hwy 27 (3.8L supercharged engine/4-speed auto trans) No Yes
City 19/hwy 28 (3.8L engine/4-speed auto trans) No Yes
City 22/hwy 31 (1.9L engine/4-speed auto trans) Yes No
Clear coat paint No Yes
Cloth 55/45 split bench seat w/dual pwr seatback recliners, front storage No Yes
Composite tungsten halogen headlamps No Yes
Courtesy lights w/fade-in/out feature Yes No
Daytime running lights No Yes
Delayed entry/exit lighting w/theater dimming No Yes
Digital clock Yes No
Direct ignition system w/knock control Yes No
Driveaway protection (disables engine when double-lock feature engaged) Yes No
Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) Yes Yes
Dual 6-way pwr seats No Yes
Dual automatic comfortemp climate control air conditioner No Yes
Dual deluxe body-color electric remote outside rearview mirrors No Yes
Dual front cupholders/coinholder Yes No
Dual horns No Yes
Dual pwr outside heated rearview mirrors Yes No
Elect engine-management system Yes No
Electric rear window defogger No Yes
Electric remote fuel filler door release No Yes
Electric remote keyless entry w/security feedback, perimeter lighting, instant alarm No Yes
Electric remote trunk lock release w/security switch No Yes
Electronic analog speedometer/tachometer Yes No
Electronic speed control No Yes
Electronic warning tones-inc: seat belt, ignition key, headlamps on, turn signal on, parking brake on No Yes
ETR AM/FM stereo w/compact disc, cassette, auto tone control-inc: seek-scan, digital clock, auto-reverse, music search No Yes
Flash-to-pass signal lever No Yes
Fold-down rear seats Yes No
Front auxiliary pwr receptacle No Yes
Front/rear carpet savers No Yes
Front/rear coil springs, twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabilizer bars Yes No
Front/rear plush carpeting No Yes
Front/rear shoulder/lap safety belts (outboard position) w/front shoulder belt comfort adjuster No Yes
Front seatback storage nets Yes No
Front/side window defogger outlets No Yes
Front wheel drive No Yes
Fuel cap holder No Yes
Full trunk trim No Yes
Gas hood support struts No Yes
Green-tinted windshield band Yes No
Grille mounted hood ornament No Yes
Halogen free-form headlights (low beams) Yes No
HD Delco Freedom II Plus battery w/rundown protection No Yes
HD engine/transmission cooling No Yes
Hydraulic energy absorbing bumpers (damage control to 9-MPH) Yes No
Illuminated master key Yes No
Inside hood lock release No Yes
Instrumentation cluster w/speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp/ trip odometer/oil level/low fuel/washer fluid indicators No Yes
LCD main & trip odometers Yes No
Leatherette upholstery Yes No
Leather-wrapped steering wheel No Yes
Lights-inc: front ashtray, trunk, instrument panel courtesy, glove box, engine compartment, door courtesy/floodlight, front/rear/trunk courtesy lamps No Yes
Manual day/night inside rearview mirror No Yes
Mast antenna Yes No
Microfiltered ventilation Yes No
Moldings-inc: protective body-color body side, belt reveal, wheel opening, rocker panel No Yes
P225/60R16 all-season SBR BSW tires No Yes
Passenger lighted visor vanity mirror No Yes
PASS-Key II theft deterrent system No Yes
Pre-wired for BMW remote keyless-entry security system Yes No
Pre-wired for CD changer Yes No
Pwr antenna No Yes
Pwr door locks w/delayed locking, lockout protection, memory feature No Yes
Pwr front/rear disc brakes No Yes
Pwr windows-inc: key-off operation, 1-touch up/down Yes No
Pwr windows w/driver-side express down No Yes
Rear seat comfortemp air conditioning No Yes
Rear slide-in license plate holder No Yes
Rear wheel drive Yes No
Rear window wiper Yes No
Retained accessory pwr No Yes
Seatback easy-entry feature Yes No
Semi-trailing arm rear suspension Yes No
Service interval indicator Yes No
Solar-Ray solar control glass No Yes
Space-saver spare tire w/steel wheel Yes No
Speed variable magnetic assist steering No Yes
Split folding rear seats Yes No
Stainless steel dual exhaust No Yes
Storage-inc: glovebox/garage door opener compartment, coinholder, cupholders cassette/compact disc storage, trash receptacle No Yes
Strut-type front suspension w/arc-shaped lower arms Yes No
Supplemental extendable front sunshades No Yes
Tilt-wheel adjustable steering column No Yes
Tool kit under trunk floor Yes No
Trunk convenience net No Yes
Twilight sentinel headlamp control No Yes
Vacuum-assisted front/rear disc brakes Yes No
Variable engine-speed-sensitive pwr-assisted rack and pinion steering Yes No
Vehicle-speed variable 2-speed intermittent windshield wipers w/single wipe mode, heated washer jets Yes No
Window closing from driver door lock feature Yes No






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