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BMW 3-Series Touring 320d SE 5d (6) (2004/54)

BMW 3-Series Touring 320d SE 5d (6) (2004/54) - Owner Review

Load capacity. 5 doors for a growing family.

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Review submitted by
Ian Murch on

BMW 3-Series Touring (99-05)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Well it's a diesel estate so I guess it says: Practical, family man but it is alittle more understated than other models in the range.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Family love it, especially my daughter. Friends like the shape, colour and wheels.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes as it ticks all the boxes we require in a car at present.

What are you likely to buy next?
Newer model next time or possibly the newer 5 series touring. Or the equivilent Audi.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
September 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
Good trade in price for my Audi A3 and high spec vehicle for the price against my prefered choice Audi A4 Avant.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Rear wheel drive towing capability, touring load carrying ability, spec etc.

What was the dealer like?
A gentleman, rare thing these days sadly.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It is a pleasure to drive on motorways and it handles extremely well on all roads and on tight bends it hardly has any body roll. The only downside is the lack of smoothness of the gears, especially 4th gear.

What's it like to park?
A doddle with PDC.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Just a run-flat tyre with slow puncture, quite expensive to replace.

What's most practical about your car?
Load capacity. 5 doors for a growing family.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Cruise control.

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