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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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74 reader reviews for BMW 3 Series Touring.
  • 320d M Sport 5dr

    Tony Cowburn Date: 18/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 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

    I've got a 56 plate 3-touring M Sport 320D, auto.

    The diesel engine has great power, flexibility and economy. I'd never go back to a petrol now. However, noise is a little higher than I'd hoped/expected.

    6 speed auto gearbox is a dream. Drive and Sport-Drive settings and tiptronic. Excellent.

    Cabin, in spite of leather and wood is not as nice as my old Audi A6. Audi doe interiors much better.

    The looks of the M Sport are excellent - very pleased here.

    The ride is HARSH though! The combination of very low profile run-flat tyres, with the lowered stiff suspension of the M Sport is not comfortable in day-to-day driving. I wouldn't buy another M Sport.

  • 320d SE 5dr

    Jim Spratt , glos . Date: 30/01/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My car has done about 15,000 miles build quality and reliability are good as you would expect and good straight line performance with the 170bhp diesel.

    However, BE WARNED. These cars have run flat tyres which cause handling issues on anything but a smooth road and particularly where there have been repairs made to the surface ie tramlines. Make sure you have a test drive and are happy with this compromise.

  • 320d M Sport 5dr

    Rupert Damms , CHESHIRE . Date: 05/12/2006
    • 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

    Bought a 56 plate via an internet broker, Dealdrivers and collected the car from Vines BMW (Gatwick) superb service and well handled through out with a saving that my local BMW dealers could not match. A difficult choice initially between the Audi A4 Avant 2 TDI (170) Quattro Spec Edition but as previously ran a Golf TDI (130) i fancied a change from the VAG group cars and my wife has the Golf 2.0 TDI (140). A very well built car with a simple and well laid out cab, early days yet as i have had the car only just over 2 months and done 5,000 miles but the engine is becoming better by the mile and i have had many admiring glances and comments. Distintive in comparison to the Audi which is now a very everyday, the run flat tyres give it quite a harsh ride and this is taking some getting used to but great grip. I have yet to have the car serviced which will be interesting and possibly quite expensive. The car has a lot to live up to as the Golf was cheap to run and own over the last 4 years and 90,000 but first impressions are very good. Pleased i went for the leather heated seats, auto wipers and lights, phone kit and especially the privacy glass which makes the car look great and is good for my young daughter in the back.

  • 320d SE 5dr

    Mick Pearce , worcestershire . Date: 24/11/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Brought an 03 model just couple of months ago. This is my 33rd car (sad really) in 26 years of motoring and I think I've found the right car at last. Great torque through the gears, unbelievable economy (averaging 54mpg)and quality build. Couple of electrical niggles with suspect Amplifier, common problem in 3 series suggest change to roof aerial. Not as comfortable as the V70 I previously had and a stiffer suspension but unbeatable in most other respects. Great drivers car. I'm sold.

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