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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

It can seat 5 at a push.

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Review submitted by
Eric U'tongo on

BMW 3-Series Compact (01-04)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
That I like a quality car with lots of toys.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

Would you buy this car again and why?
Only with a different engine. 316ti is underpowered.

What are you likely to buy next?
Certainly not from a dealer.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
May 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Finance reposession, a lot of car for the money especially since it only had 29k on the clock.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Naturally aspirated 1.8 (115bhp) engine just doesn't cut it in a car of this size. Painfully slow to get moving. Once it's upto speed it makes a comfortable cruiser.

What's it like to park?
Short boot and parking sensors means it'll glide in anywhere.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Airbag light constantly needed to be reset at the garage (common BMW problem). Poor quality paintwork, lacquer simply peels off!

What's most practical about your car?
It can seat 5 at a push.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Parking sensors come in very handy.

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