Owners' Review

Choose a different review

BMW 3-Series Coupe 330i M Sport 2d Auto (2007/57)

BMW 3-Series Coupe 330i M Sport 2d Auto (2007/57) - Owner Review

Although a 2 door coupe,it can & has,taken 4 fully grown adults quite easily,which was at the time unusual for a Prestige German coupe at that price point.
4

Want to know everything there is to know about this car? Then click on a link to see other car buying advice and help including car reviewscar valuations and cars for sale.

Review submitted by
Ashokkumar Patel on

BMW 3-Series Coupe (06-13)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I bought it because I liked it,the brand,the quality etc. I'm not sure it says much about me,except as my very 1st new car(maybe only one?),I tried to spec it as I wished,& that I don't subsequently change things simply for the need to change.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Those who like & appreciate cars,like it;partly because,despite being over 7 years old,it is in pretty good condition,so can almost look new when cleaned. My children love going in it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Unsure-it is low,hence I have scraped it once or twice,even when being careful. I also think that sometimes it may be worthwhile having a less desirable car,that i would worry about less(wrt getting damaged etc). Other issues include runnning costs. I have enjoyed it to date.

What are you likely to buy next?
Not really planning to change,but if/when I do,I may look at a 4*4,or possibly a small car just for work.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£36,000

When did you buy the car?
September 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
They discounted on the car,but refused to discount on the extras. Overall I think I did get a good deal;there was some pressure- I was asked when i asked for a quote.how serious i was in buying the car.I was told that I was getting the same discount as a corporate customer.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Felt it suited my needs at the time the best;was looking for a prestige vehicle;had always wanted a 6 cylinder car.

What was the dealer like?
Generally good,polite though once the manager gave his final discount,he simply told the staff that that was the final offer & not to go any lower-he then walked away,which I did feel was quite arrogant. I also felt that once I had signed for it,the Dealers became quite disinterested in things afterwards(I tried to change the spec of the car-actually wanting an upgrade-a few days later but was told that this couldn't be done as the car was already being built).

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
The engine's pokey enough for me & is smoother the faster I go in it. It can corner as if on rails. It has 19 inch alloys with run flats,& the ride is quite hard & took a long time to get used to.

What's it like to park?
Not too bad-I have front & rear sensors so always use them when parking. Visibility isn't great rearwards but i always look at the space I park in & listen to the sensors.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Very little;mine doesn't have I-drive(at the time I think there were gremlins with the system & I was happy without it). I have to be honest,the reliability has been pretty good.

What's most practical about your car?
Although a 2 door coupe,it can & has,taken 4 fully grown adults quite easily,which was at the time unusual for a Prestige German coupe at that price point.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Heated seats.

Get an Insurance Quote

We've gathered the biggest companies on the market in one place to save you money.

Insurance group: 38