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BMW 3-Series Saloon 320d SE 4d (2005/55)

BMW 3-Series Saloon 320d SE 4d (2005/55) - Owner Review

4 door, big boot, economy and performance coupled with reliability.

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BMW 3-Series Saloon (05-11)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?

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

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes but maybe with 3.0 diesel.

What are you likely to buy next?
Whatever takes my fancy, maybe a 5 series 535d and remap it or a C32 ( great value and better than an M3)

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?
June 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
Brilliant deal £7495 for a 4 year old car costing £27K new. The mileage is high but you would never know if you didn't look at the mileometer. A testamant to BMW build quality.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
One owner from new, full BMW SH, 145k, superb condition, looks new inside, price!

What was the dealer like?
Small independant buying ex fleet at auction and banging them out.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Ditched the run flats in favour of some BMW 18" ers from Ebay. If you love the harsh ride from the run-flat my tip is to buy a spare from Ebay as they are cheap to source as most people hate the look of the 16" and upgrade. My ride is softer now on the 18" compared to the 16's just throw a can of Holts Tyrweld in the boot for emergency puntures. Drive is great, good chassis, solid car.

What's it like to park?
Easy with the rear parktronic and power steering, even my wife can do it.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?

What's most practical about your car?
4 door, big boot, economy and performance coupled with reliability.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Dual climate control, steering wheel controls.

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