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BMW 3-Series Saloon 320i SE 4d Auto (1989/G)

BMW 3-Series Saloon 320i SE 4d Auto (1989/G) - Owner Review

Rear wheel drive, tight chassis and reasonable power/weight ratio. Good fun (including the notorious tail happiness).
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Tosh Lyons on

BMW 3-Series Saloon (83-92)

Value

5 out of 5

A lot of car for not a lot of money.

Costs

4 out of 5

Parts and expertise are widely available now there's no need to maintain approved service history. Fuel consumption a bit high compared to modern cars.

Driving

4 out of 5

Rear wheel drive, tight chassis and reasonable power/weight ratio. Good fun (including the notorious tail happiness).

Performance

4 out of 5

2.0-litre 6-cylinder is enough. 2.5-litre would give a bit more, but is more expensive to run and rarer.

Reliability

4 out of 5

A well looked after one will need a lot less care than most 15 year olds...

Image

4 out of 5

Best looking (affordable) car BMW made for at least a decade.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Great for it's time. All Electrics. Comy (basic) seats. Usable switch gear.

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Security

3 out of 5

No factory fit alarms, but good locks.

Service

5 out of 5

A £300 car with 125k miles on the clock that makes you grin every time you drive it!

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
-

Gearbox
Auto gearbox is a bit lumpy 1st to 2nd and makes consumption a little pricey.

Other
All E30s suffer from a whiney transmission - makes it hard to tell which one is on the way out.

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