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BMW 3-Series Saloon 318i 2d (2001/X)

BMW 3-Series Saloon 318i 2d (2001/X) - Owner Review

Pleasant and well engineered feel, even at this age.
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Nick Waters on

BMW 3-Series Saloon (83-92)

Value

5 out of 5

Still nice ones about for no money.

Costs

5 out of 5

Remarkable. Has sailed through two MOTs with not a penny to spend.

Driving

4 out of 5

Pleasant and well engineered feel, even at this age.

Performance

3 out of 5

Not exactly sharp, but smooth enough and fine on Motorway.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Peerless for its age.

Image

3 out of 5

Looks well. Most spivs and wideboys have newer models now.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Recaro-style interior is very comfy. Driving position is excellent.

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Security

2 out of 5

Deadlocks - that's it.

Service

1 out of 5

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Problems

Bodywork
Pretty good for a thirteen year old car with 150k miles on the clock.

Engine
See above - tappets are getting a bit noisier, but ok.

Gearbox
Fine to press.

Other
Diff failed at 136k miles - replaced from breakers for £80.

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