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BMW 3-Series Touring 325i Sport 5d (01) (2003/03)

BMW 3-Series Touring 325i Sport 5d (01) (2003/03) - Owner Review

High road and wind noise, high engine noise due to gearing. Needs 6th gear.
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BMW 3-Series Touring (99-05)

Value

4 out of 5

Buying pre-reg provided saving, plus High residual value.

Costs

3 out of 5

Cheap 10k service, tyres costly, fuel econ 27mpg at best.

Driving

2 out of 5

High road and wind noise, high engine noise due to gearing. Needs 6th gear.

Performance

3 out of 5

Sluggish at low revs, frequently stalls. Performance picks up above 3.5k revs but quickly maxed out. Seems fast in second gear around corners, otherwise disappointing.

Reliability

3 out of 5

Seat belt not working - unacceptable for new car plus pre-reg used car checks which failed to pick it up. Cracked accelerator housing required warranty repair.

Image

4 out of 5

Looks better from the outside than driving inside.

Comfort

2 out of 5

Hard ride due to sports suspension. Rear sports seats restrict seating for 3 people. CD/Sound system disappointing, all front speakers.

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Insurance group: 33

Security

4 out of 5

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Service

2 out of 5

3 hour wait for 1 hour while-u-wait service. Not approached by any BMW staff in those 3 hours. Two other customers had loud disputes with service staff regarding delays and damaged sills.

Problems

Bodywork
None.

Engine
Cracked accelerator housing.

Gearbox
-

Other
Seat belt not working from new.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No