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BMW 3-Series Touring 323i SE 5d (1998/R)

BMW 3-Series Touring 323i SE 5d (1998/R) - Owner Review

Sharp, direct steering, fabulous cornering thanks in part to rear wheel drive, power of 6 cylinder makes the most of this. Safe in wet thanks to anti-skid control (which you can turn off if you're confident).
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BMW 3-Series Touring (95-99)

Value

4 out of 5

Pricier than mass markets, but fair for quality and sheer driving satisfaction.

Costs

4 out of 5

Casts considerably less than VW Golf to service. BMW's Fourplus program for older cars makes BMW maintenance affordable.

Driving

5 out of 5

Sharp, direct steering, fabulous cornering thanks in part to rear wheel drive, power of 6 cylinder makes the most of this. Safe in wet thanks to anti-skid control (which you can turn off if you're confident).

Performance

5 out of 5

Smooth surge of power over 3000rpm.

Reliability

5 out of 5

So far, so good.

Image

4 out of 5

Estate has classless image.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Crampt in rear, but who cares? Its a drivers car. Everything directly to hand and where it should be for the driver. A bit like being in a sporty cockpit.

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Security

4 out of 5

All immobilised. A lot come with Thatcham alarms.

Service

4 out of 5

Exemplary, apart from dealer I bought the car from (Sycamore Peterborough), who refused to replace the CD player which broke less than 3 months after I bought the car, because it wasn't factory fitted. Ironically it had been fitted by that dealer!

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
-

Gearbox
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Other
CD player.

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