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BMW 3-Series Compact 316ti SE 3d (01) (2001/51)

BMW 3-Series Compact 316ti SE 3d (01) (2001/51) - Owner Review

The Boot is rather spacious and the back seats fold right down to give you an impressive loading space!
5

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Review submitted by
Luke Stevens on

BMW 3-Series Compact (01-04)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
The car tells people that im not a boy racer, yet i still want a nice looking car!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Everyone loved it! No complaints yet!

Would you buy this car again and why?
In a heartbeat. Its a good combination of power, looks and value for money! Would maybe go for the 2.0 model for abit of extra take off power though!

What are you likely to buy next?
I have no idea! im happy with this little baby for now!

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£8,995

When did you buy the car?
April 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
Excellent deal, it was low milage and was in extremely good condition for the money!

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Great looks, BMW status!

What was the dealer like?
Rydale Newport were outstanding! We were seen to within minutes and offered refreshments!

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Not exactly lightning quick on take off, but once you've reached 30 it will fly! Over-taking is a breeze on the motorway, and it pulls like an Ox! Will easily sit at 80 for hours and hours! Cruise control is also very handy too!

What's it like to park?
Parking is a doddle. The sensors are always letting you know whats around you, and the car is nimble allowing you to glide straight into a space with ease!

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
The CD multichange can be a little temperamental if you rush it, which results in the magazine not being released. Give it time and everything sorts itself out!

What's most practical about your car?
The Boot is rather spacious and the back seats fold right down to give you an impressive loading space!

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
I absolutely love showing off with the remote boot release in busy car parks! Everyone starts looking around, and then you'll see me with a smug grin on my face!

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