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BMW 3-Series Saloon 325i 4d (1986/D)

BMW 3-Series Saloon 325i 4d (1986/D) - Owner Review

Fantastic drive, able chasis and nice driving position, complimented with leather Recaros.
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Review submitted by
Andrew Murphy on

BMW 3-Series Saloon (83-92)

Value

4 out of 5

As a used car of 17 years old, £1500 may sound a lot (more than an M reg Mondeo). Drive one, you will make your own mind up.

Costs

4 out of 5

23mpg in town. 35 on the motorway! No more than £200 for an Inspection 2 - a genuinely cheap car to run.

Driving

4 out of 5

Fantastic drive, able chasis and nice driving position, complimented with leather Recaros.

Performance

5 out of 5

170+bhp and sub-8secs to 60 - very fast. Midrange is better than a 1.8 turbo Golf.

Reliability

3 out of 5

No real problems. Couple of electrical related.

Image

4 out of 5

Cool in the eyes of some, a bit of a modern clasic.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Very nice ride and good supporting seats. What happened to A/C in '86?

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Security

2 out of 5

Deadlocks and, for me, optional BMW alarm (factory fit). Better to bring it up to date, though.

Service

2 out of 5

Very poor. Behind those cheesy grins, they are looking for a real spender knowing I won't replace discs and pads at over £200 etc.

Problems

Bodywork
Mint. Wax oil a must. It looks after you there after.

Engine
Couple of leaks; sump and rocker.

Gearbox
-

Other
Leaking boot seal.

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