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BMW 3-Series Saloon 316i 16v 4d (2003/03)

BMW 3-Series Saloon 316i 16v 4d (2003/03) - Owner Review

Tbh I find it a nice smooth to drive car thats reasonably equipped. Mines had a sport twin exhaust so it was a little bit more nippy with a nice sound even for a 1.8. heavy car yes but wasn't that bad to own even with all the faults.
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Review submitted by
Mohammed Rahman on

BMW 3-Series Saloon (98-05)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Hmmmmm..

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Wicked

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yeah why not? maybe a different engine though.. perhas 318i or 320d.

What are you likely to buy next?
Its out of Audi a3, bmw 120d or a GT TDI.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£1,600

When did you buy the car?
January 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Was a private sale I guess the price i bought it for was reasonable.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Nice Looking BMW why not?

What was the dealer like?
N/a

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Nice smooth drive.. handles the bumps not to badly. Its a heavy car so you can find you need to get the revs up over 3k before you select the next gear or it would be sluggish.

What's it like to park?
Beautiful.. With the sensors you dont even have to look back.. beep beep beep.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Keeping in mind that i bought the car with 92k mileage My clutch would judder at gear 1 take off.. The valve cover gasket was leaking.. My brake servo stopped working.. One sticky caliper.. At 92k the clutch judder sounds reasonable probably time to change it. VGC is quite common on practically most BMW's which isnt a very expensive fix. Brake servo was a disappointment.

What's most practical about your car?
Tbh I find it a nice smooth to drive car thats reasonably equipped. Mines had a sport twin exhaust so it was a little bit more nippy with a nice sound even for a 1.8. heavy car yes but wasn't that bad to own even with all the faults.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Parking Sensors, AC controls, Steering Controls.

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