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BMW 3-Series Touring 318i SE 5d (01) (2001/51)

BMW 3-Series Touring 318i SE 5d (01) (2001/51) - Owner Review

Nice handling and ride. Easy to drive. Very quiet.
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BMW 3-Series Touring (99-05)

Value

4 out of 5

Expensive to buy new, but holds its value well. Comes with most equipment I would want.

Costs

4 out of 5

Not bad. Started as a lease car, but now bought it out. Servicing was reasonable and economy ok (32-35mpg).

Driving

5 out of 5

Nice handling and ride. Easy to drive. Very quiet.

Performance

5 out of 5

Took a long while to loosen up (12,000 miles!) but now after 50000, going better than ever.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Had a few little problems, but all fixed by the excellent dealer. Only annoying one was a flat spot that started at 15,000 miles and took until 40,000 to find a permanent cure for!

Image

5 out of 5

Great looking car with a quality badge.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Front seats comfortable, but unsupportive round corners. Rear ok. Good ride and very good refinement.

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Security

4 out of 5

No problems so far.

Service

5 out of 5

Great service - always listen to what you say, do what you ask and clean the car. Easy to book in with little notice.

Problems

Bodywork
None. Was attacked by a granny in a Micra in Tescos car park, but not even a scratch! Paint is very thick and suffers from very few stonechips.

Engine
Just the flatspot. Turned out it needed new springs that sit under the spark plugs(?)

Gearbox
-

Other
One or two minor rattles, but fixed by dealer.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes