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BMW 3-Series Saloon 318i S 2d (1990/H)

BMW 3-Series Saloon 318i S 2d (1990/H) - Owner Review

Absolutely lovely to drive as it has the standard M-tec suspension and brake setup (discs all round).
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BMW 3-Series Saloon (83-92)

Value

4 out of 5

A lot of car for the money.

Costs

4 out of 5

Not bad so far and economical for the power (136bhp).

Driving

4 out of 5

Absolutely lovely to drive as it has the standard M-tec suspension and brake setup (discs all round).

Performance

4 out of 5

It's a rare 1.8 16v twin-cam and it really shifts. Will give an 8v Golf Mk2 GTi a run for its money. Particulary impressive acceleration at higher speeds (i.e. 70-95).

Reliability

4 out of 5

New thermostat is the only thing I've done in five months of ownership. Not bad at 100k miles.

Image

4 out of 5

Personally I love the look, especially with the M-tec kit and slightly lower stance and no chrome etc.

Comfort

5 out of 5

I don't sit in the back, so I don't care about legroom! Very comfy in the driver's seat!

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Security

4 out of 5

I've got a tough alarm, so can't comment on the normal car.

Service

1 out of 5

Haven't tried them yet!

Problems

Bodywork
A few very tiny rust spots.

Engine
Thermostat went at 101k miles.

Gearbox
-

Other
Sticking wiper motor - well known problem.

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