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BMW 3-Series Saloon 320i 2d (1986/D)

BMW 3-Series Saloon 320i 2d (1986/D) - Owner Review

Fantastic cruising car, confident and smooth. Handling 'interesting' in the wet, but otherwise well mannered.
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BMW 3-Series Saloon (83-92)

Value

5 out of 5

I picked up this baby for £150, with FBMWSH! Despite its 143K miles, its still strong. I bought it has a hack, but I've got rather attached to the thing.

Costs

2 out of 5

Can be thirsty if pushed, prefers motorways as opposed to town driving.

Driving

4 out of 5

Fantastic cruising car, confident and smooth. Handling 'interesting' in the wet, but otherwise well mannered.

Performance

4 out of 5

Not bad considering its age, still has that BMW rasp when accelerating.

Reliability

4 out of 5

So far, so good. Starts on the button everytime.

Image

3 out of 5

It's a BMW! A clean unmolested example still has respect. The car is totally standard, so I don't really get much hassle from the boy racers.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Reasonable, erogonomically brilliant dashboard, front seats not particularly comfy for those over 6'2"" though.

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Security

3 out of 5

Not too hot, but decent for a car of its age. Stick an immobiliser on it .

Service

3 out of 5

No point in taking it to a BMW dealer, seek independent specialists.

Problems

Bodywork
N/S rear arch is perished, as are the jacking points - typical E30 rotting points.

Engine
Still very tight through the revs, but watch the fuel consumption

Gearbox
Notchy in the cold, but reasonable to use when warmed up. Add an additive to ease the change.

Other
Check the rear tools - most have had their's removed!

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