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