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BMW 3-Series Touring 318d Sport Plus Edition 5d (2012/12)

BMW 3-Series Touring 318d Sport Plus Edition 5d (2012/12) - Owner Review

Seats 4 in comfort and Touring version gives plenty of space and with enough flexibility to move kids to university.
5

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Review submitted by
Keith Smith on

BMW 3-Series Touring (05-12)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Says I have good taste in cars.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Think it's a quality car with a practical side.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Absolutely. It's a real gentlemen's express, both fast, economical, practical and a great 'B' road hustler.

What are you likely to buy next?
BMW 3 Series, new model.

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?
£21,000

When did you buy the car?
February 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
Car was one of the ex-London Olympic fleet. Good price given high spec and very low mileage.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Retirement

What was the dealer like?
Friendly and open. No high pressure selling.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Car lives up to BMW adverts and really is a joy to drive. Gear changing easy, although reverse can be notchy when cold. Performance more than adequate and fuel economy outstanding. High speed stability excellent. Ride quality despite large wheels, low profile tyres and run flats OK on all but the worst of back roads.

What's it like to park?
Car has rear parking sensors with a visual back-up which makes parking a dawdle. Rear visibility is good and auto dipping nearside mirror all help.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No

What's most practical about your car?
Seats 4 in comfort and Touring version gives plenty of space and with enough flexibility to move kids to university.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Integrated sat nav and media system. Easily controlled and very informative.

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