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BMW 3-Series Saloon 318i SE 4d (2005/55)

BMW 3-Series Saloon 318i SE 4d (2005/55) - Owner Review

Right size for my family, good running costs.

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Review submitted by
Mitchell Mcewan on

BMW 3-Series Saloon 318i SE 4d (2005/55)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Hard to say possibly that I'm doing well although on a relatively moderate budget.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They like the car and although 9yrs old once polished it compares well with new cars (looks not dates too much).

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, I just love getting into it every day. Easier to drive.

What are you likely to buy next?
BMW 3 series, Audi A4 or Audi A5.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
December 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Price on windscreen was very competitive and way below main dealer prices.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Quality Brand stuck out from the rest in the forecourt. Once I saw the price it had to be mine.

What was the dealer like?
Very friendly and not at all pushy. Not giving a the hard sell tactic worked for me.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Great to dive on a daily basis. Handles well and perfect size for family of 4. Best on motorways as rear when drive comes into it's own.

What's it like to park?
Parking sensors at rear are a welcomed treat. Never had a car with them before but next car will def have them.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Timing chain was replaced under warranty 3 weeks after buying it but apart from that just minor wear and tear use.

What's most practical about your car?
Right size for my family, good running costs.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Fitted a Parrot Hands Free Kit which is great and also love the Rear Parking sensors.

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