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BMW 3-Series Touring 330d SE 5d Step Auto (2009/09)

BMW 3-Series Touring 330d SE 5d Step Auto (2009/09) - Owner Review

Split opening tailgate - allows just the glass to be opened for putting smaller items into the boot.
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Review submitted by
Martin Wakelin on

BMW 3-Series Touring 330d SE 5d Step Auto (2009/09)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It's a wolf in sheep's clothing so unlike the sport BMWs it looks fairly mundane, I like that.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
It's liked by most people - it's not too flashy so people find it unoffensive!

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes - relaible, comfortable and economical. The perfect combination.

What are you likely to buy next?
F31 - new shape 3 Series touring.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£20,500

When did you buy the car?
March 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes - purchased at end of financial year with a £3k discount.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
245hp and 40mpg!

What was the dealer like?
Very accommodating and gave a good price for my part exchange.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Doesn't feel fast but more effortless, much more refined than a 4 cylinder engine. Still suffers turbo lag but only if you really push it along. Great car for long drives as extremely comfortable with SE suspension.

What's it like to park?
Easy - not a big car and has sensors.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Oil filter housing failed but was 50% funded by BMW out of warranty.

What's most practical about your car?
Split opening tailgate - allows just the glass to be opened for putting smaller items into the boot.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Adaptive xenon lights inspire confidence at night, especially at speed.

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