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BMW 3-Series Touring 320d ES 5d (2004/04)

BMW 3-Series Touring 320d ES 5d (2004/04) - Owner Review

It's practical for a couple but I think it is too small for a family car even though this is a touring version. It is fantastic on the motorway. At 90MPH it is only turning about 2500RPM in sixth gear. Relaxed as you like!!!
5

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Review submitted by
Karl Tuley on

BMW 3-Series Touring (99-05)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
This is the only downfall of this car - people just don;t like BMW drivers. My car has been vandalised twice in two years, I believe this is due to the badge.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Love it, if a little too flashy (it does have big fat alloys).

Would you buy this car again and why?
No but only becasue I now need a family car for children. If it was just me and my wife, I'd have another in a heartbeat.

What are you likely to buy next?
Renaut Espace

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
£26,500

When did you buy the car?
March 2004

Did you get a good deal and why?
Lease

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Quality car and low company car tax. Lease monthly rental was very low for value of car becasue BMW's hold their value so well

What was the dealer like?
N/A

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It's a BMW, it handles fantastically well. My car has lowerd sports suspension and sometimes bottoms out but it is a real drivers car. Rear wheel drive is the difference

What's it like to park?
Easy, I consider it quite a small car and becasue it is an estate you get good visability all round. Also, it has rear parking sensors.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
After 105,000 miles absolutely NOTHING has broken or gone wrong, not even a bulb has blown!!! Only thing that has been replaced is Tyres and Brakes. It gets serviced approx every 20,000 miles and dosn't miss a beat. I do drive the car quite hard and I find it amazing that nothing has gone wrong. Front tyres lasted 60,000 miles, rears last about 20-25,000

What's most practical about your car?
It's practical for a couple but I think it is too small for a family car even though this is a touring version. It is fantastic on the motorway. At 90MPH it is only turning about 2500RPM in sixth gear. Relaxed as you like!!!

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Climate control - just set the temperature and forget about it all year!!!

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