Used BMW 3 Series Compact 2001 - 2004 review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

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

Ownership cost

What used BMW 3 Series hatchback will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a BMW 3 Series hatchback?

Anything with a BMW badge does not get sold cheaply and that rule applies here. This is far from the cheapest small hatchback.

Insurance costs on the 316ti and 318ti are reasonable. Provided you don't succumb to the lure of a Sport badge, you'll face no more than group 12 costs. The diesel variant sits one group higher, while the most costly to insure is the 325ti, in group 16.