This car has everything. Plenty of room inside (even for a big & tall fellow like me), incredible performance combined with astonishing fuel economy (Averages out around 38 mpg for me but I've had 45mpg). Suspension is pretty firm (but I like it that way) and the ultra low profile tyres crash through holes so you tend to find yourself avoiding them. Performance is hugely useable with max torgue coming in at 1750 rpm and I don't normally use much more than 2500 rpm under normal driving conditions. But floor the accelerator and its like pressing "fast forward" on the video and overtaking almost anything is easily done if required with very little fuss and not much revving either. After 10,000 miles I think I can say that this is the best car I have ever owned by a country mile.
Have accumulated 6500 miles since Sept 1st in my 330D auto and absolutely love the car. Driving dynamics and performance are outstanding allied to fuel consumption averaging around 40 mpg - most impressive for a 230bhp auto diesel. The most amazing aspect however is the remarkable practicality of the car, the boot is huge for the class of car and has taken all our Xmas luggage for 4 without problems and we also have seated 4 sizable adults with no complaints. So far one minor rattle in a door pillar, other than that fine. Stunning!
I've long been a fan of the 3 Series Coupe and, boy, what a car it is.
I have driven a lot of BMWs of late and frankly they haven't been all that good, but this is a different story. Quality is back to what it should be and to drive it's simply stunning.
Performance is rapid and instant, and comfort throughout is first class. Coupled with beautifully balanced handling and enough space for four, it's hard to find fault.
Price is up on the last model but then you get more equipment as standard and the looks - well, I love them. Just enough to be modern yet still a 3 Series Coupe.
All is not perfect, though, as the run-flat tyres damage ride comfort, but worst are vibrations that filter through the wheel at various speeds, making heavy-minded concentration a must.
That said, I still love it.
I have had my new 320i auto Coupe for 4 months now. My 6th BMW and the first one I've had problems with.
It's great to drive (apart from the electric power steering, which is a bit vague) but the engine sounds clattery at idle, almost like a diesel but not quite so loud. Apparently that is just the way the new 2 litre petrol engine is. Might as well have bought a diesel, then. Great economy, though-it quite easily exceeds 40mpg on the motorway.
More seriously I have problems every time I drive in town traffic. The car starts to vibrate, so much so you can feel it through the steering wheel. And when at a standstill at traffic lights or just in a queue, the car gives out a judder, as if it's going to die. Happens every time I drive in town now. My dealer has been very helpful but cannot identify any problem. So I will have to carry on juddering round town until one day the car conks out for good.
I have to say I am now wishing I had never bought the car. Very disappointing, especially after having shelled out £30,000. Maybe I'll get a Japanese car next time, they don't tend to go wrong...
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