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
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 :)
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.
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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Owned for 1 year, as family runabout Pros good size, general build quality, powershift gearbox, good to drive, low costs Cons handling slighly…
Had this car for 90k from new. A 56 plate. In over 2,000,000 miles driven this one has broken down the most of any car I have had. DO NOT get a 2.0…