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BMW 3-Series Saloon 316i 4d (1989/F)

BMW 3-Series Saloon 316i 4d (1989/F) - Owner Review

Gearbox superb. Steering responsive. Seats can be difficult to adjust to desired driving position.
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Review submitted by
Kate Harmer on

BMW 3-Series Saloon (83-92)

Value

4 out of 5

5 years trouble-free motoring for purchase price of £3700 - excellent.

Costs

4 out of 5

Servicing costs kept low by using local servicing (not main dealer) - nothing expensive has ever needed replacing - just normal wear and tear.

Driving

5 out of 5

Gearbox superb. Steering responsive. Seats can be difficult to adjust to desired driving position.

Performance

3 out of 5

As expected from a 1600i.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Faultless.

Image

2 out of 5

In its younger days, a good looker. Dated now.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Fine for a 4-door saloon - great cruiser. Dash layout superb.

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Security

3 out of 5

Deadlocks, but no alarm - I use a metrolock on steering wheel as a deterrent.

Service

3 out of 5

Ok from little experience had.

Problems

Bodywork
Rust coming through on rear wheel arches.

Engine
Rattles slightly (132,000 miles).

Gearbox
-

Other
-

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes