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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

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

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39 reader reviews for BMW 3 Series Coupe.
  • 320d SE 2dr

    Adrian Planer , Surrey . Date: 11/08/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      60

    My car

    Overall I've been delighted with this car, especially the economy, averaging 60mpg over 22,000 miles, (from brim to brim testing, not the readout wich says 64 mpg) and with an auto box, driven very gently! The run flats do affect the ride a little, bump and road noise, but not detrimentally. Upgraded HiFi sounds good when volume is higher. Business nav is a mistake, as you can't enter 4 digit postcodes, so you end up putting in destinations with the map pointer.Go for the Professional. Two glitches - hesitant fuel flow, dealer solved painlessly by oiling a butterfly switch, and new software upgrade. Alarm went off when locking, solved by new tilt sensor. Cooper Cobhams Service department were excellent. First Service likley to be due at a lengthy 25,000 miles

  • 330d M Sport 2dr

    Roger Fairweather Date: 14/07/2008
    • 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

    I bought this car new to replace a 1995 Toyota Celica which was fun but ancient. I looked at and rejected the Audi A5 and the Mercedes CLK. I love this car. Wonderful to look at and to drive. I agree that the ride can be a bit harsh on less than perfect road surfaces, but it holds the road so well I do not care. Build quality is first rate and although I have only covered 800 miles there have been no teething troubles. I went for the auto and leather plus a few other extras but avoided the sat nav (my Garmin is probably better) and bluetooth (in car phones are a menace hands free or not). Performance is terrific from this engine and will get better once loosened up. A great car!

  • 335i SE 2dr

    Philip Taylor , Cheshire . Date: 25/06/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      28

    My car

    Looking to replace my 645 I looked at Audi.First the TT, which was too small and then an A5 which was good except for the severe off-set pedals which were hopeless. So back to BMW and the 3 coupe. The Diesel was OK if you like the 4500 rev limit and smelly fuel but my soul craves revs. So the 335 auto was the best for me.As I don't have an image problem and I'm happy with my 'manhood' the auto is fine,in fact it's so good I would say it renders manuals almost obsolete in normal driving.If you want economy buy a 2ltr Diesel.If you want thrills and performance for much less than M3 money buy one of these. Downsides are the usual runflat issues and big wheels.On anything less than baby bum smooth roads, the ride is busy.Smaller wheels and 'real' tyres solve this but BMW should look at this & not expect owners to spend more money to have a decent ride.i-drive and favourite buttons are fine once it's set up.Fuel consumption is right foot sensitive.32 on a steady run 22 on a blast. It will never be as well built as previous BMW's (the E39 5 series was fantastic) but it's satisfactory.The engine at full tilt is worth the purchase price alone.

  • 330d M Sport 2dr

    Barrie Hammond , Dorset . Date: 28/03/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It's out with my Porsche Boxster, to be replaced by this 330d M Sport Coupe.

    After six months of ownership, I love it! This car is awesome. Performance, even after switching from the Boxster, is superb. Road holding is taut, and I just can’t find fault with the the driving experience - all that torque on tap is brilliant. You have to keep an eye on the speedo, though - 100mph feels more like 60mph.

    There are minor rattle from low down on the dash occasionally, but other than that there have been no problems after 4000 miles.

    This car looks great, in an understated way. Marks out of 10? I'd say 11.

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