Used BMW 3 Series Compact 2001 - 2004 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

BMW 3 Series Compact (98 - 07)
  • BMW 3 Series Compact (98 - 07)
  • BMW 3 Series Compact (98 - 07)

What's the used BMW 3 Series hatchback like?

Ever since the launch of the 1 Series, the BMW 3 Series Compact has tendes to be overlooked, and this three-door hatchback isn't helped by odd looks. On top of that, it doesn't have as big a boot as an Audi A3, nor are its rear seats as roomy. And entry-level models are modestly equipped.

There is still much to like about the Compact, though. Fit and finish are up to BMW's usual high standards and there's the same, driver-oriented, high-tech feel that characterises the marque.