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BMW 3-Series Saloon 318i 4d Auto (1989/F)

BMW 3-Series Saloon 318i 4d Auto (1989/F) - Owner Review

Excellent drive. Poor rear grip in wet.
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BMW 3-Series Saloon (83-92)

Value

4 out of 5

Good value these days if you find a good one.

Costs

3 out of 5

Costly on petrol, parts can be expensive.

Driving

4 out of 5

Excellent drive. Poor rear grip in wet.

Performance

4 out of 5

Quick enough off the mark. Good midrange power and reasonable top speed.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Never missed a beat! Typical German engineering.

Image

5 out of 5

It's a Black BMW!

Comfort

4 out of 5

Very comfy, but long journeys make my back hurt.

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Security

3 out of 5

Seems ok. It stayed with me all the time, no alarm or immobilser but had deadlocks.

Service

3 out of 5

Never had a BMW service, always used specialists.

Problems

Bodywork
Only that the previous owner pranged it (actually went up a bank at 40 and hit a road sign!)

Engine
Last person who changed the Cambelt did not change the idler pulleys and the bearing disintegrated one day (very nasty rattling!)

Gearbox
Auto box is getting a bit clunky after 135,000 miles.

Other
Sunroof leaks. No-one can work out where, so the headlining fills with water and pours out of the interior lights as you pull away. Consequently the rear seat has rotted on both sides - not very nice!

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