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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.
  • 325i SE 2dr

    Emma Hartland , Cheshire . Date: 06/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have every sympathy when reading the review made by the gentleman who is currently awaiting a fuel pump from Germany. I bought a brand new 325i SE 'hard top' convertible and really enjoyed driving it. After less than four weeks and 600 miles, however, it broke down. I too had to wait for a new fuel pump. BMW were extremely unhelpful and wouldn't give me a date. After four weeks I did finally get the car back.

    Two weeks later on a sunny afternoon, I was again enjoying driving the car with the roof down. The trouble was, when trying to put the roof back up again, it wouldn't close properly. So I had another visit from customer services, who couldn't close it either. That happened four weeks ago tomorrow and, guess what, it's still parked at the dealership waiting for a part from Germany. Apparently the part's due to arrive next week although they did say that last week.

    BMW, please stop using your loyal customers to test your new vehicles for faults for you. Do it yourselves first please.

  • 325i SE 2dr

    Graham Butler , Middx . Date: 26/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned the new "hard top" 325i SE convertible for the last couple of months. Ever wondered why the launch of this fantastic car was accompanied by virtually no advertising or other media presence? Answer - it has an inherent fault that in my case put it off the road after 900 miles & it has been in the garage for the last 3 weeks. The problem is apparently a faulty high pressure fuel pump & BMW are refusing to say when an upgraded one will be available. A review of various BMW owner websites in the USA shows that this is a major problem in the US and it is becoming one here in the UK - the dealer who has my car has two others with the same problem! This is my 6th BMW but it may well be my last - BMW are being unbelievably unhelpful & I am considering my legal rights as I type this review. It is a great shame that such a small part can totally let down what has the potential to be the best 3 series convertible ever - why don't they test these new models more thoroughly before releasing them? If I remember correctly, it is a fantastic car to drive but what is the use of that if one small part can put it off the road indefinitely? Come on BMW get your act together and start shipping a redesigned fuel pump before you lose any more credibility!

  • 325i M Sport 2dr

    Lynne Roberts , Cheshire . Date: 13/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is my fourth BMW - but the first car I have ever bought 'new' and for cash (partly because I haven't been able to afford the kind of cars I like and also because I hate losing money on cars!) It drives like a dream and everyone who sees it loves its looks (from an ex-rally driver to my 70-year old non-driving mother!) Fuel consumption is averaging an excellent 32mpg so far, after 4wks; this is a real surprise after getting 30mpg in my previous car, a 2002 325 M sport saloon. I only considered the convertible because of the addition of the hard top - two cars for the price of one. I can't fault it.

  • 325i SE 2dr

    Stephen Morris , devon . Date: 13/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've test driven this for 3 days and decided to buy. Currently have a 525 SE auto which I love and it has to be some car for me to change. I previously tested the CLK 280 Sport, which is impressive, but no where near this. The sporty appearance when the hard top is up is is great - to the unaware they dont even realise its a convertible, a feature I like. It has far more headroom than the CLK and the vision from all angles is superior. It is so smooth to drive and the 3.0 litre engine is more than capable. This car is a head turner to look at and for me certainly delivers in the drive.

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