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BMW 3-Series Touring 330d M Sport 5d (2007/07)

BMW 3-Series Touring 330d M Sport 5d (2007/07) - Owner Review

It's an estate. Saying that the boot is a little small for an estate and the boot depth is poor but it is a rear wheel drive car so this is to be expected.
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Review submitted by
Thomas Kemp on

BMW 3-Series Touring (05-12)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
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What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Nice car.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, fast, practical, comfortable and reliable.

What are you likely to buy next?
Something like a VXR8 or M5 touring due to massively reduced commute.

Buying experience

2 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£17,000

When did you buy the car?
March 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
OK Price nothing special.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Wanted a 4 wheel drive or rear wheel drive, practical, fast, economical car.

What was the dealer like?
I'd never buy a car from that dealer again! They hid paint damage to the roof using some form of coloured wax and lied repeatedly. The only reason I didn't take it back was due to the extended arguing and the rarity of the car. The did finally give me 50% of the cost of getting it repaired.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Great to drive once I remove the run flats. Is well behaved for general driving but can be fun if you want it to be so. Suspension although firm doesn't "crash around". Very easy motorway driving and fun on smaller roads. 5th gear is almost pointless, 2nd gear could do with being a little higher. Severely in need of a limited slip diff.

What's it like to park?
Great turning circle, corners are almost impossible to see but it has front and rear parking sensors so solves that problem.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
~35k miles and no problems, only potential is the prop shaft bearing is getting a little noisy.

What's most practical about your car?
It's an estate. Saying that the boot is a little small for an estate and the boot depth is poor but it is a rear wheel drive car so this is to be expected.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
M-Sport seats.

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