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.
  • 325i SE 4dr

    Peter Browning , Devon . Date: 16/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is the third BMW 3-series I have owned and the third to suffer from serious problems.

    The first suffered a failure of the engine management system, the second let water in through the rear passenger door and the current one has had a complete rewire and nearly wrote off the engine following a major oil leak caused by a servicing error.

    On all these occasions, the dealer's response was that the faults were caused by "design flaws".

    So, I have found BMWs to be very unreliable and their dealers to have a disappointing attitude. This is will be the last BMW I buy.

  • 316i ES 4dr

    terry forman Date: 10/01/2005
    • 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

    It's our second and we are delighted with it. Let's hope the new model is as good!

  • 330d Sport 4dr

    m azeem Date: 28/12/2004
    • Overall 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    330d sport auto-204bhp 2003.

    It looks and feels fantastic, seems to be a lot of road noise coming into cabin from the 18-inch wheels, which are standard on Sport models. The suspension doesn't feel right at town driving - it feels a bit stodgy. The front end of the car seems a bit wobbly when going over potholes. However it's a dream to drive on the motorway.

  • 318i ES 4dr

    Andrew Thomas Date: 23/12/2004
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Terrific to drive - beating seven bells out of any Audi, comparable or not.

    The spartan interior is offset by tighter suspension, an M steering wheel, wider tyres on lightweight alloys and (finally, for 2003!) a std CD player. For those who get their kicks pressing buttons, it's not the spec for them. For those who prefer to get on with driving, it's a great (and remarkably cheap) bet.

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