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BMW 3-Series Coupe 318 Ci 16V 2d (2002/52)

BMW 3-Series Coupe 318 Ci 16V 2d (2002/52) - Owner Review

Surprisingly agile with sport suspension, but can feel very heavy at parking speeds
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BMW 3-Series Coupe (99-06)

Value

4 out of 5

Solidly built and quality feel Sport spec gives extras such as sports seats, 18"" alloys, etc. Has most things you need. Looks expensive compared to more mundane cars, but BMW image is skyhigh

Costs

3 out of 5

Fairly good fuel consumption. Servicing can be pricey from dealer, but intervals are quite spaced apart. Hardly uses consumables, but 18"" tyres are expensive

Driving

4 out of 5

Surprisingly agile with sport suspension, but can feel very heavy at parking speeds

Performance

3 out of 5

Lethargic acceleration below 2K revs, but picks up well after that. Nevertheless it's no fireball and don't expect to outrun any hot-hatches

Reliability

4 out of 5

Excellent reliability so far. Airbag fault for no reason. Watch for problematic CD changers

Image

4 out of 5

Still has quality image. Only negative comment is that they are now very common which is true. There is a reduced sense of exclusivity. But it undeniably looks fantastic in sport spec

Comfort

4 out of 5

Sports seats excellent for long distances. Very refined and quiet, but some tyre roar. Has most creature comforts. Hard suspension

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Insurance group: 29

Security

4 out of 5

Seems fine, but i'm always worried someone might try to nick it! Consider a tracker

Service

3 out of 5

Good, but some of the staff are little snooty

Problems

Bodywork
None

Engine
A little noisy on tickover, but not noticeable from the inside

Gearbox
None. Stodgy when cold

Other
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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