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BMW 3-Series Touring 325i 5d Auto (1990/G)

BMW 3-Series Touring 325i 5d Auto (1990/G) - Owner Review

Initially unnerving in wet, but handles beautifully - very taut and responsive on standard sports suspension. Steering can be too light at speed.
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BMW 3-Series Touring (88-94)

Value

4 out of 5

Great basic car for the money - can be a bit sparsely equipped.

Costs

2 out of 5

High (Group 16) Insurance, very thirsty in town, even at independent garages the costs can mount up.

Driving

5 out of 5

Initially unnerving in wet, but handles beautifully - very taut and responsive on standard sports suspension. Steering can be too light at speed.

Performance

4 out of 5

Very quick and smooth - sounds fantastic. Non-switchable box has odd change points.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Always something going wrong - has cost a fortune to put right, due to previous owners neglect, and still not finished! Buy the best you can, or be warned!

Image

4 out of 5

Still a real BMW, the touring is regarded well by those in the know - even get the odd smile and wave from other converts!

Comfort

3 out of 5

Very hard ride - bad roads make it even worse. Very cramped - I'm 6""5, so passengers get a raw deal - beige cloth interior feels low rent.

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Security

3 out of 5

No problems so far - has (Aftermarket) Thatcham Immobiliser and Alarm.

Service

4 out of 5

Dealers good but very expensive - find a REPUTABLE specialist - there are many poor ones about.

Problems

Bodywork
Only a tiny amount of rust on tailgate.

Engine
Oil in water, not looking good.

Gearbox
Whines and is jerky - still works...

Other
Both seats worn through, electrical problems, suspension etc.

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