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BMW 3-Series Compact 318 ti 3d (1.9) (1997/P)

BMW 3-Series Compact 318 ti 3d (1.9) (1997/P) - Owner Review

The hatchback allows alot of freedom and versatility compared to the much sought after but impractical saloon.
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BMW 3-Series Compact (94-01)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Refined drive although not quite the full blown BMW.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Very impressed and envious.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, simply because the three doors make it impractical to transport more than one person about.

What are you likely to buy next?
Skoda Octavia vRS

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£4,000

When did you buy the car?
January 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
The car was less than book and in excellent condition.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Always wanted to own a BMW

What was the dealer like?
Excellent, more than willing to help in any way possible with alot of flexibility.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very enjoyable, has plenty of grunt and yet gives a large amount of fell through the wheels, and the rear-wheel drive allows for some interesting driving.

What's it like to park?
Considerably easy for its size although reverse parking is a must as the long front makes diving in Bonnet first difficult.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Alarm system suffered a major fault, most likely due to age. However mechanically was sound as a pound.

What's most practical about your car?
The hatchback allows alot of freedom and versatility compared to the much sought after but impractical saloon.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Air-conditioning.

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