What used BMW 3 Series hatchback will I get for my budget?
Prices for an early 2013 3 GT with 100,000 miles or more start at £10,000. If you spend over £13,500, you’ll find plenty of petrol or diesel 3 GTs with 40,000 miles or less on the clock.
Four-wheel drive xDrive versions can be found for £13,000 for a 320i petrol with average mileage.
Top of the range petrols are the six-cylinder 335i and 340i, and these are rather thirsty. The earlier 335i gets 34.9mpg and costs a whopping £280 tax, while the updated 340i is a little cheaper to run at 40.4mpg and £190 tax.
If you are looking to purchase a 3 GT that was registered after 1 April 2017, then you will be charged under the new flat-rate fee of £140.
You can get a five-year fixed-price servicing package on new BMW car, so check whether the car you are looking at still has some coverage. Even if it doesn’t have any services left, BMW Servicing isn’t the priciest around.