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BMW 3-Series Coupe 318i S 2d (1.9) (1997/P)

BMW 3-Series Coupe 318i S 2d (1.9) (1997/P) - Owner Review

A good driver's car if slightly less refined than the six cylinder. Everything is just as it should be.
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BMW 3-Series Coupe (92-99)

Value

4 out of 5

A BMW of this age is reasonably priced now and they hold there value well especially if well looked after.

Costs

4 out of 5

Surprisingly reasonable for a BMW. Find a good approved garage though, BMW dealers are pricey.

Driving

4 out of 5

A good driver's car if slightly less refined than the six cylinder. Everything is just as it should be.

Performance

3 out of 5

Nothing to write home about. Adequate, but not quick.

Reliability

5 out of 5

No problems engine wise as yet, but watch the climate control. BMW charge over £200 to fix it, but you can do it yourself for free just by fitting a new capacitor.

Image

5 out of 5

It's a BMW. I get jealous looks all the time.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Mine had lowered suspension on 19"" rims. Tortuous on the back on long journeys. Good cloth seats, but go for the leather if you can.

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Security

4 out of 5

Thatcham 2 immobiliser as standard. Have an alarm fitted.

Service

5 out of 5

My local BMW approved garage is excellent. Knows my car inside out but so much cheaper than the dealer.

Problems

Bodywork
None

Engine
None

Gearbox
None

Other
Climate control packed in (repaired myself), window seals needed replacing.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes