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

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

Positive steering and usual rear wheel drive involvement. Can be a little bit daunting in the wet if pressing on - LSD on the M-Tec model helps to combat this.
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BMW 3-Series Touring (88-94)

Value

5 out of 5

Available for under £2000 now for a good example, with air con, remote central locking and leather along with 135mph performance = bargain

Costs

3 out of 5

Very expensive to maintain if you use a BMW dealer. Best to go for a recognised German specialist and buy aftermarket products such as Bose Shocks etc.

Driving

5 out of 5

Positive steering and usual rear wheel drive involvement. Can be a little bit daunting in the wet if pressing on - LSD on the M-Tec model helps to combat this.

Performance

5 out of 5

0-60 in 7 seconds, 135 mph and masses of mid range overtaking. Also has the usual lovely 6 cylinder sound.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Failed to start once due to a duff battery - other than that nothing to report.

Image

5 out of 5

The classic BMW shape. The E30 looked best in Touring guise as well.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Due to the dated design can be a little tiring on a long journey (3 plus hours) due to slight noise intrusion. The model with the Recaro seat is a better option for comfort, mine had the basic leather seats.

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Security

3 out of 5

Never had a problem personally.

Service

1 out of 5

Dealer servicing costs way over the top for a model of this age.

Problems

Bodywork
Slight fading of the blue paintwork

Engine
Nothing.

Gearbox
Nothing.

Other
Sensitive to air pressure adjustments - if tappets are adjusted the various vaccum pipes get stretched and crack causing a reduction in efficient combustion and a resulting lumpy tickover.

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