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BMW 3-Series Saloon 318d SE Business Edition 4d (2009/59)

BMW 3-Series Saloon 318d SE Business Edition 4d (2009/59) - Owner Review

Reverse parking aid.

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Ryan Downie on

BMW 3-Series Saloon 318d SE Business Edition 4d (2009/59)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Business person. Perhaps even a bit of a show off, even if it is a entry-level car of its brand.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They really like it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
I would. You just get so much for your money in terms of cheap tax, cheap insurance, 40mpg in city and 60mpg on motorway AND it looks amazing. The interior is also excellent.

What are you likely to buy next?
Perhaps a 4x4, as I have a tendency to go long drives and end up in silly places (mountains, countryside etc).

Buying experience

5 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?
September 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?
I believe so. The car has everything in one; reliable, powerful and very economical.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I wanted a car that looked better than my previous, and this car ticked all the boxes.

What was the dealer like?
To be honest; the dealer was rubbish, but it hasn't changed my perception of the car.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Excellent. Really smooth, has extra power where needed but otherwise just *purrs* across the road, especially in the summer. In the winter however, these cars are virtually unable to drive.

What's it like to park?
Extremely easy, especially with electric mirrors facing the pavement to judge space and rear parking aid.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Brake calipers seized, but this is wear and tear.

What's most practical about your car?
Reverse parking aid.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Probably the aux input.

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