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BMW 3-Series Saloon 318i 4d (1991/H)

BMW 3-Series Saloon 318i 4d (1991/H) - Owner Review

Really good driver's car, especially considering the age, even with the smaller engines.
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Review submitted by
Darren James Huggins on

BMW 3-Series Saloon (83-92)

Value

4 out of 5

You can get a very good example for £1500 these days. I did.

Costs

3 out of 5

Parts can be rather expensive, even when using non-genuine. Good mpg, I get about 36.

Driving

5 out of 5

Really good driver's car, especially considering the age, even with the smaller engines.

Performance

4 out of 5

Can't ask much more from a 1.8.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Very reliable if looked after and serviced properly.

Image

3 out of 5

Looks dated now, but does have a classic look about it. Some ownership profiles lower the image somewhat.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Very good cabin, especially the dash layout. Good driving position too.

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Security

3 out of 5

Fairly good strong locks, especially with the deadlock system. No immobiliser or alarm though.

Service

4 out of 5

Very good service from the local franchised BMW dealer, extremely hepful when it comes to requesting technical information. Expensive to have any work done there though, and a long time to book in.

Problems

Bodywork
Small rust bubble on rear wing, nothing out of the ordinary for this age of car.

Engine
Tappets have become very noisy at 120,000 miles.

Gearbox
-

Other
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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