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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

Solid and balanced through corners and the stering gives good feed back although the back end has a tendancy to kick out in the wet and the steering wheel is sometimes a little too large to be able to correct it affectively but a great drive none the less
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BMW 3-Series Coupe (92-99)

Value

4 out of 5

You can pick an IS for under 4k if you look around although models with M3 kits tend to hold value better

Costs

3 out of 5

I had mine serviced at a BMW dealer and they took the mick. A speciallist local mechanic will do it for less than half the cost!

Driving

5 out of 5

Solid and balanced through corners and the stering gives good feed back although the back end has a tendancy to kick out in the wet and the steering wheel is sometimes a little too large to be able to correct it affectively but a great drive none the less

Performance

4 out of 5

140bhp out of a 1.9 is good in anyones books, its better than most 2.0's out there. First gear a little sluggish, really comes into its own in second. Good top speed also

Reliability

4 out of 5

Gets a bit grumpy if not started regularly, but never let me down at all

Image

5 out of 5

Every body loves the aggresive styling and it always envokes a reaction when you tell someone you drive a BMW Coupe, top marks for image

Comfort

4 out of 5

Leather trim and sport seats will provide ample comfort, a little cramped with 3 in the back, but the ergonomics are very good.

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Security

3 out of 5

Mine came with a Thatcham Cat 1 alarm which did go a bit hay wire and not work properly, but no real problems

Service

2 out of 5

Expensive and they took every oppourtunity to rip me off. Use a local specialist they'll do a better job for less than half the money!

Problems

Bodywork
None

Engine
Fine

Gearbox
Fine

Other
Rear spring broke only £30 to fix, also needed new exhaust box - £270

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