Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used BMW 3 Series hatchback?
While it hasn't quite been top of the class in recent What Car? JD Power Customer Satisfaction surveys, the BMW 3 Series Compact still enjoys a good reputation for sturdiness, with few problems to report.
By late 2006 there had only been one official recall. This addressed the concern that bearings on the fuel injection pump could be prone to failure.