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BMW 3-Series Saloon 316i 2d (1989/F)

BMW 3-Series Saloon 316i 2d (1989/F) - Owner Review

Great. Rear wheel drive, but not at all difficult to drive.
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Review submitted by
Bjorn Steeman on

BMW 3-Series Saloon (83-92)

Value

4 out of 5

The E30s can be had for peanuts now and offer good quality for so little cash.

Costs

3 out of 5

Any car at this age will need a little spent on it now and then, but parts can be found very cheap from places like Euro Car Parts and the like.

Driving

4 out of 5

Great. Rear wheel drive, but not at all difficult to drive.

Performance

3 out of 5

Obviously the bigger engined E30s are better performers, but the 1.6i engine is fine for most things and is economical too.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Very good.

Image

2 out of 5

Very common now and some bad examples around but don't let that put you off looking for a good one.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Comfortable yes, but not much in the way of toys.

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Security

2 out of 5

No alarm or immobilser from new. Not this model anyway.

Service

1 out of 5

Never dealt with BMW directly.

Problems

Bodywork
Solid for a fourteen year old car.

Engine
Replaced a few things. Biggest job being the head gasket, but that was at 110,000 miles.

Gearbox
No problems at all.

Other
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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