Alternatives

Used BMW 3 Series Compact (98 - 07) review

(1998 - 2007)
BMW 3 Series Compact (98 - 07)
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What alternatives should I consider to a used BMW 3 Series hatchback?

Verdict

The BMW 3 Series Compact is a fine-handling, premium-badged hatchback, but it's not as spacious as a VW Golf or Audi A3.

  • The 3 Series Compact is better to drive than its rivals
  • The looks are questionable, while rear leg room is very tight