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BMW 3-Series Touring 320d SE 5d (99) (2001/Y)

BMW 3-Series Touring 320d SE 5d (99) (2001/Y) - Owner Review

its not as big as a traditional estate, but i've never been caught short on space. used the car for holidays in the UK, wheh it easily seats 4 adults and all the luggage. also useful for lugging home/garden improvements.
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BMW 3-Series Touring (99-05)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
sophisticated, smart, appreciates quality engineering.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
they all love it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
definately recommend it. I'd love to try the E93 touring. as for diesel - i've been converted to life.

What are you likely to buy next?
530d.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£8,000

When did you buy the car?
September 2005

Did you get a good deal and why?
small garage specialising in BMW. I was able to bargain the price down a little and also get upgrade the alloys.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
reliable, space

What was the dealer like?
small garage specialising in BMW. lovely guy, not pushy, let me go on an extensive test drive including motorway which was perfect.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
as you'd expect from a BMW - the rear wheel drive, the ridgid chasis, tight suspension, and responsive stearing make it an absolute dream to drive. the 2.0L deisel does the job, but on rare occasions feels a little underpowered for such a driver focussed car.

What's it like to park?
no problems due to excellent rear visability, a wide rear view mirror, convex side mirrors and parking sensor.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
in almost two years: central control module (windows playing up), voltage regulator for fans (common problem in 3 series), front off side suspension, air mass regulator, the rear washer jet became unconnected from pipe.

What's most practical about your car?
its not as big as a traditional estate, but i've never been caught short on space. used the car for holidays in the UK, wheh it easily seats 4 adults and all the luggage. also useful for lugging home/garden improvements.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
park sensor

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