Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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31 reader reviews for BMW 3 Series Convertible.
  • 320d M Sport Highline 2dr

    Steven Soper , Warwickshire . Date: 04/04/2015
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      49

    My car

    This was my 6th BMW so you could say that I was a loyal customer! This however was by far the worst car I've ever owned. Mechanically sound like most BMW's I've owned with good running costs and fuel economy. The roof mechanism is simply amazing! However the ride on this car was beyond abysmal. OK, so it had the M-Sport suspension and upgraded 19" wheels but for the most part the car just felt and drove awfully. Putting the roof down put a momentary smile on your face but that is soon erased when you start to move. I can't describe just how badly this car rides. Even with 16" winter tyres the ride is truly horrendous. My car looked amazing but became an absolutely torture to live with day to day. If you're doing 5 miles a day then you may put up with it, but for long journeys you'll arrive at your destination fatigued. Road noise is dreadful. The car also seemed alive with electrics and I got a lot of electrical feedback through the stereo! Also getting into the thing in the winter became a joke. The glass sticks to the rubbers making it impossible to access. Dealer claimed to have never heard of this problem before! Yeah right! I would think twice about getting one if you like a comfortable drive!

  • 325i SE 2dr

    Chris James , Middlesex . Date: 05/07/2012
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      26

    My car

    I dont normally write reviews but felt compelled to write one today. I have owned an '07 330i Convertible since February 2012. Here we go;

    - faulty NOS sensor - faulty temperature sensor - cracked rear alloy (and as i found out yesterday, apparently a well documented issue and the subject of much controversey) - leaking roof - faulty brakes - faulty seals around the various sections of the retractable roof - faulty Light Control Module - Front Light washer plastic cover and mechanism fell off - Faulty glove box lock

    Its been in the garage over 5 times in 5 months and just when i thought everything was sorted, oh no, the dreaded Run Flat indicator comes on today. But "luckily" i have three options; 1) Replace the rear pair at £690 (the other tyre is completely worn as well), 2) Swap all four for normal tyres for £860 or 3) Stick some air in it, get the car valetted and try to pass it on to the next person before the warning light comes on again.

    I've owned two Mercs, 3 VWs, 1 Nissan. This is by far and away the worst car i have ever owned. Sure, it looks good - there is no denying that, but the noise from the engine is absolutely horrific, the ride is truly awful and the cost of ownership unbelieveable. I knew the fuel costs were going to hurt but that has been completely eclipsed by the multitude of issues and financial outlay to correct all the other issues i have experienced over the last 5 months. Never ever again. BMW you have lost me as a customer.

  • 325i SE 2dr

    peter murray , london . Date: 26/04/2012
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      33

    My car

    I read the hysterically positive motoring press reviews, admired the beautiful shape, and was impressed with the brakes and auto box but my 2008 320i convertible was a very poor buy.

    Dynamically the ride is awful, the road noise deafening, the steering is strangely lifeless perhaps because the car sat on run flat tyres. The engine is not exactly raucous but neither does it sound great and the fuel consumption is very average, bordering on poor.

    Inside there is simply no room. No room for rear passengers, no room to even store the car manual and the boot is minuscule. The thick A pillars obscure forward vision, there is no lumber support which makes journeys very uncomfortable, the centre armrest is too far back and unyielding, the back seat is as comfortable as sitting against plywood. Some of the detail work such as the useless small locker in the boot is poorly finished. The heater fan sounds as if it was bought in poundland; and don't expect an engine temperature gauge on a car which cost £35K new.

    As for reliability, well I had an orange engine light come on after 6 months motoring which was hardly informative but turned out to be 2 corrupt sensors in the exhaust on a car less that 4 years old. The cost to repair was £700. I have thankfully sold the car and have gone back to VW.

  • 325i SE 2dr

    Robert Mair , Hampshire . Date: 19/04/2011
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      28

    My car

    I saw Douglas Cameron's post Dated 30/01/2011 and just had to write a post. I Have an 07 320i convert. and to put it quite simply it is just a pile of rubbish the roof has leaked on more than one occassion most notably on the day of my mothers funerall, it has a constant miss since new which I complained about and it drove like a bag of bolts with power that would not pull you out of bed in the morning, and yes in 4 years and just 28000 miles it has had 2 sets of tyres, it just eats them for fun, it has come out of the dealer again today and had a load of work done, new coils again plugs so and so on, the stop start has not worked for 3 months and keep getting told to charge the battery!! BMW customer customer sevices is just a joke BMW and the customer service director should be ashamed of themselves, full stop. This car goes back in june and I for one cant wait. Robert Mair a soon to be ex BMW customer. (I have owned 4 new BMWS since 2003)

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