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BMW 3-Series Touring 320i 5d (1996/P)

BMW 3-Series Touring 320i 5d (1996/P) - Owner Review

Very confortable position, but I find that a car seat liner with air buttons helps on long drives, as the accelerator pedal can make the right leg tired on long journeys, owing to the low position. Good rear side window visibility for accelerating.
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BMW 3-Series Touring (95-99)

Value

3 out of 5

Quite expensive to buy second-hand but maintenance costs are rare, as tough and durable

Costs

3 out of 5

Shopping around using franchises who know BMWs and use original parts reduces costs considerably

Driving

4 out of 5

Very confortable position, but I find that a car seat liner with air buttons helps on long drives, as the accelerator pedal can make the right leg tired on long journeys, owing to the low position. Good rear side window visibility for accelerating.

Performance

4 out of 5

Nice engine noise when accelerating. A bit slow to accelerate from 30-40 mph when overtaking, but rapidly picks up speed afterwards with a whoosh.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Let me down twice in two and a half years when it was out in the rain all night and didn't like the humidity around the engine.

Image

5 out of 5

Strong, sporty and refined, even in estate form

Comfort

5 out of 5

Very comfortable in front and back with good back seats and arm rest make rear passengers snug.

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Security

4 out of 5

After market Thatcham alarm fitted by BMW

Service

5 out of 5

Very good, courteous service from BMW garages and even other independent garages. BMWs are respected

Problems

Bodywork
rear doors do not shut easily - need to shut firmly

Engine
perfect sound and reliability except in extreme dampness (see above)

Gearbox
no problems

Other
stone chips on bonnet owing to low profile

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes