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BMW 3-Series Coupe 318i s 2d (1994/L)

BMW 3-Series Coupe 318i s 2d (1994/L) - Owner Review

It's pretty slow bearing in mind I used to have an Impreza, but is nice and smooth and easy.
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BMW 3-Series Coupe (92-99)

Value

4 out of 5

I took ages trying to find a low mileage one - well worth the search, take your time.

Costs

3 out of 5

Had to replace the front wishbones and ball joints, but they were only £80 from BMW Brighton.

Driving

3 out of 5

It's pretty slow bearing in mind I used to have an Impreza, but is nice and smooth and easy.

Performance

2 out of 5

Pretty slow, but as mine looks like an M3 no 1 will dare try it.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Very reliable and will definately buy BMW again. You do get what you pay for.

Image

4 out of 5

Still has the streotypes, but what the hell - it's a nice car.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Bit stiff on the back roads, but on the M35 just sit back and enjoy 50mpg.

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Security

3 out of 5

Got a cat 1 is needed on modded ones, had mine almost nicked twice.

Service

4 out of 5

My dad's a mechanic, so I get everything cheap but even for public buy from independants it's so much cheaper. BMW charge £90 an hour labour, a complete rip off. £100 to change the oil - I did it in ten minutes and set the lights back for £15.

Problems

Bodywork
Mine's immaculate. Get one that's been looked after - took me 4 months to find mine.

Engine
Solid as a rock. Just had to change the fan belt, which was a bit of a mission. Have done 74,000 miles.

Gearbox
Lovely, smooth and no noise. Check the reverse switch though, as it often gets clogged up.

Other
I can't stress how much to use independant mechanics - so much cheaper and just as good value.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes