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BMW 3-Series Touring 325d (204bhp) M Sport 5d Step Auto (2012/12)

BMW 3-Series Touring 325d (204bhp) M Sport 5d Step Auto (2012/12) - Owner Review

Acts like an estate car but can be driven like a sports car.

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Review submitted by
David Croft on

BMW 3-Series Touring (05-12)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It suits my lifestyle and driving needs.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Most are envious.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes but the present model with an iPad style display would put me off. What was wrong with the previous model?

What are you likely to buy next?
BMW 3 Series 3.0-litre diesel if they change the iPad dash.

Buying experience

5 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?
May 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Would not negotiate on windsceen price but gave me a good trade-in price.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Replacing a previously owned BMW Touring which had been trouble free.

What was the dealer like?
Excellent salesman. Typical BMW showroom. No pressure and have bought from this salesman before.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Can not fault it. Acceleration on kickdown is phenomenal. Cruises easily on motorway with cruise control.

What's it like to park?
Reverse parking with the bleepers is easy and looking at the screen display. Would have liked front sensors since the front is unsighted.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing at all.

What's most practical about your car?
Acts like an estate car but can be driven like a sports car.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Gearbox with flappy paddles.

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