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BMW 3-Series Saloon 316i 4d (1991/H)

BMW 3-Series Saloon 316i 4d (1991/H) - Owner Review

Good in straight line, nervous on corners at speed. Parking a breeze - not a massive car with weird body styling or small windows
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BMW 3-Series Saloon (83-92)

Value

5 out of 5

Bargain - low milage runner. Electric mirrors, aerial, Power stearing

Costs

4 out of 5

Ok for fuel probably 30mpg, servicing costs marginally higher for this older car as parts wear out

Driving

4 out of 5

Good in straight line, nervous on corners at speed. Parking a breeze - not a massive car with weird body styling or small windows

Performance

5 out of 5

Ok not schumacher quick but no slouch either

Reliability

5 out of 5

Never failed to start, even in winter freeze.

Image

4 out of 5

A classic saloon shape - a rarity in the jungle of hatchbacks and MPVs. BMW badge confers a well built solid car even after 13 years.

Comfort

2 out of 5

Not good - but this is a pure drivers machine!

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Security

2 out of 5

Not up with modern cars, obviously. I use a autolock always and dont keep valuables in it- common sense means no problems so far

Service

1 out of 5

Not used BMW - only big multiple servicing garages

Problems

Bodywork
None - metalic paintwork amazingly good - other cars of this age will have faded by now. I have waxoiled the arches which are prone to rusting in E30s- now protected. I recommend this to all E30 owners.

Engine
Solid running - but can flood the engine if not careful on starting.

Gearbox
Smooth. Better gear changes than a 1990 ford escort, which i had before this car

Other
The accelerator is really sensitive! - see comment in ""engine"".

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