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BMW 3-Series Compact 320td SE 3d (03) (2004/04)

BMW 3-Series Compact 320td SE 3d (03) (2004/04) - Owner Review

It does all I need it to.
5

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Review submitted by
Iain Darling on

BMW 3-Series Compact (01-04)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not sure, but that isn't why I bought it anyway.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Wife not keen on poor cloth trim on seats, and she thinks they are not comfortable for long distances. I have to agree that her Mini Cooper ones are better.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No - they don't make them any more so I have had to buy a 123 Diesel instead.

What are you likely to buy next?
See above - just bought a 123D.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£17,000

When did you buy the car?
January 2005

Did you get a good deal and why?
I think it was because they had stopped making the Compact as the 1 series had been launched.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Thought it was a good deal as it was ex-demo with less than 2000 miles on the clock.

What was the dealer like?
Excellent.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Brilliant - rear wheel drive so it handles like a propoer car. My first diesel - I was surprised by the performance after a turbo petrol Seat.

What's it like to park?
No problem - rear sensors make life easy.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No.

What's most practical about your car?
It does all I need it to.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Storage facility in rear parcel shelf.

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