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BMW 3-Series Compact 320td SE 3d (01) (2002/52)

BMW 3-Series Compact 320td SE 3d (01) (2002/52) - Owner Review

A genuine 50 mpg+
5

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Review submitted by
Dominic Shaw on

BMW 3-Series Compact (01-04)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Understated

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Quicker than it looks, rear leg room poor

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, ticks all the boxes I need

What are you likely to buy next?
BMW 330d or Alfa Romeo 159 JTD

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£5,000

When did you buy the car?
August 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
Full history, good condition and miliage, bargain price

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Wanted a quick, economical hatch that was not the norm

What was the dealer like?
Very friendly

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
In the dry, superb

What's it like to park?
Sensors are a big help, not the best rearward visibility

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Rear wheel drive does not work on snow, ice or heavy rain, a spin last winter needed a new 3/4 rear panel, insurance repaired perfectly.

What's most practical about your car?
A genuine 50 mpg+

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Cd multichanger/climate control

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