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BMW 3-Series Touring 318 tds SE 5d (1998/S)

BMW 3-Series Touring 318 tds SE 5d (1998/S) - Owner Review

Its an estate so can get quite a bit in the back with the seats down, although the seats dont fold down level with the floor which is a shame.
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Review submitted by
Mike Wade on

BMW 3-Series Touring (95-99)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not a lot really, maybe you want to be a bit diffrent from the norm?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They cant belive i still have it, i normally change my cars before a year is up!

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes but would buy the 2lt Diesel as its better on Fuel than this 1.7 lt Model. SAying that it always seems to get 40 MPG what ever driving you do

What are you likely to buy next?
Bmw Diesel if i can afford one if not probably a focus.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£1,995

When did you buy the car?
September 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
Not too bad got £200 off the asking price

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
It looked good in Dark Blue, it was Diesel and it was a BMW

What was the dealer like?
ok

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It is very slow to get going but once its up there its ok, it will sit at 80 all day, and i mean ALL day. i have twice now travelled into Europe totaling 1,200 miles each way and apart from stopping to fill up it just keeps going! Car now has 156,000 on and i have done 33,000 of them in last 2 years.

What's it like to park?
Has parking sensors but they are no longer reliable, stopped been 100% a year ago now

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Only the other week when the Car died on the A1, it turned out to be a broken earth strap that was replaced by a friendly man in a Yellow Van!

What's most practical about your car?
Its an estate so can get quite a bit in the back with the seats down, although the seats dont fold down level with the floor which is a shame.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
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