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BMW 3-Series Coupe 318 Ci 2d (99) (2000/W)

BMW 3-Series Coupe 318 Ci 2d (99) (2000/W) - Owner Review

Very smooth can cruise or put your foot down. Bit sluggish in first gear though.
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BMW 3-Series Coupe (99-06)

Value

4 out of 5

Mine is five years old with above average miles but still looks as good as new to the naked eye. A bit stark in terms of equipment e.g. no cupholders, a bit like a very pretty girl that's not too bright.

Costs

4 out of 5

Service and small repair was expensive but I expect that for BMW.

Driving

4 out of 5

Very smooth can cruise or put your foot down. Bit sluggish in first gear though.

Performance

4 out of 5

Plenty of torque in higher gears can really cruise on Motorway, just a bit slow starting off and on hills.

Reliability

3 out of 5

A few light bulb fuses and had to get air crank breather valve fixed after 2 weeks of purchase at a cost of £150.

Image

5 out of 5

Silver, Debadged, Red Leather, 18 inch upgrades and mud flaps (I know it sounds silly) equals a very very cool and sexy car.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Leather Seats, arm rest and the foot rest next to the clutch can make driving feel so easy, that you feel like part of the car.

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Insurance group: 31

Security

3 out of 5

cant really comment my alarm doesn't make a noise just flashes but nobody tried anything yet.

Service

1 out of 5

Main Dealer was very bad. Wouldn't quote on repair that ended up costing £150, they did offer courtesy car at a cost and to keep my car for a WEEK. Staff told me of another dealer that specialises in BMs older than 5 years+. Job took 3 hrs.

Problems

Bodywork
Get door scratches very easily as if the paintwork is delicate. My last car an Astra had a plastic side bumper to stop door scratches as I park in big cars very frequently and after a few minor door dings I know be very picky where I park.

Engine
Runs fine loud when first started and had minor problem with a valve which they say is common to go after a while.

Gearbox
Bit of getting used to feels stiff changing especially form 1st to 2nd was checked to have no faults.

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