Overall reader verdict 4 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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89 reader reviews for BMW 3 Series Saloon.
  • 320d 4dr

    fergal hughes , Armagh . Date: 19/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    I own a 3 Series. The engine seized on me. The car is fantastic to drive but the reliability has been shocking lately: first of all the turbo blew up, then the front pipe of the exhaust, then the alternator and now the engine. Shocking reliability for a BMW. Ridiculous car. I'll never have another one

  • 330d SE 4dr

    mark seed , lancashire . Date: 12/01/2009
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      36

    My car

    this car is one of the best cars ever made i think that is in so good to drive i would go out from my ANOYING wife just to drive this car inface i think i love it more that i love her the steering is aamazing and it goes like a dream its a 330d so it doesnt lack pace ive had it up to 155mph on the m6 my opinion on this car is it is the best ever made and i will not be getting it next yeat thought becuase my wife has said if i dnt stop talking about the car juring sex she is going to take an axe to my dribving lisence and the car and i coukldent do that to a bmw :)

  • 320d SE 4dr

    Clive Gullett , Bucks . Date: 12/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    53 plate auto with 39000 miles seemed a good buy and indeed it has proved to be, so far, except for a growling rumble from some part of thr transmission as it feels the weight of the engine when progressing from a cruising state. (not from cruise control). Axle, prop shaft, gear box? no one seems to be able to put a finger on it ! Anyone with similar experiences ?

    Generally though and especially on the motorway its very smooth and pleasant. Was interested to see how it compared with 02reg TDCI Mondeo. Result, a bit better in some things, equal in others . The main thing for me was that there is less wind noise, otherwise the Mondeo could hold its head high alongside the BMW, certainly in value for money.

  • 330d SE 4dr

    tim ROGERS , WARKS . Date: 07/10/2008
    • Overall 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
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    Its early days but.... The stereo is like the £12 barbie cd player I bought from toys r us for my daughter only not so good. The quality of sound is cheap and a huge let down for a car of this reputation. I am looking at getting an upgrade to an 8 track or something. The good thing is that when I turn the nasty thing off the cabin noise is non existant and the drive quite involved. The 3 litre six is a real gem and propels you to bye bye licence speeds with no fuss yet still returns 35mpg. If you drive like a man who enjoys murray mints then expect 45-50 it really is a dual purpose car. This one is a 45k examlple but no rattles or squeaks whatsoever. So if you are deaf or enjoy the sound of a good ols Amstrad or Alba stereo then you will love the BM......

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