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BMW 3-Series Touring 320i SE 5d (2006/06)

BMW 3-Series Touring 320i SE 5d (2006/06) - Owner Review

The ride is a very lumpy hard ride [not luxary] it seems to hold the road and you are tossed about following the contours of the surface. It's very low and can not see over the hedges and you con not be seen either. difficult to get in and out not good for bad backs. also very annoying to start you have to push in fob, put on foot brake, push start button [all hid behind steering wheel] if you get it wrong you have to start all over again. did not have wiper and lights automatic bad thing very fiddely. can not think of anything much good about the car except it is very lively and not good at stopping
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Review submitted by
Peter Marshall on

BMW 3-Series Touring (05-12)

Summary

2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not a lot except you have money to waste

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Said it was a bit low

Would you buy this car again and why?
Never. Not a Nice company to deal with offish, and not botherd do not have to worry about selling them but need customer good will

What are you likely to buy next?
A mercedes, due for delivery end March lost £7500 in ten months but it has to go

Buying experience

2 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£21,500

When did you buy the car?
June 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
not that good it seems - Lost £7,500 in ten months

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I always wanted a BMW told to buy the 320 bad mistake.

What was the dealer like?
I was told good but bumper was different colour had been resprayed by dealer did not want to know when I phoned them or main dealers direct

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Did not like the driving, had to be attentive all the time as likly to veer off the road as not a smooth ride and not for people with bad backs huggs to road and follows all the contours of the surface making it an energenatic ride.The run flat tyres are the worst thing about the car 1st is on your mind that if you have a flat you might have to wait 2-3 days before the garage can get a tyre of the size and make of the tyre. The car is very had as the tyres are had to steer and turn

What's it like to park?
the run flat tyres make it had to turn especally at low speeds, making it difficult to park, my wife will not drive it as you can not see the front/ side [the wings and tyres flange out], we had the parking aids very good.

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
The car had been resprayed [the rear bumper ] badly they did not want to know. The fob key would not work and they had to come out and realine the plastic lining sleave badly made. told it aways happens and you have to know how to relpace the lining

What's most practical about your car?
The ride is a very lumpy hard ride [not luxary] it seems to hold the road and you are tossed about following the contours of the surface. It's very low and can not see over the hedges and you con not be seen either. difficult to get in and out not good for bad backs. also very annoying to start you have to push in fob, put on foot brake, push start button [all hid behind steering wheel] if you get it wrong you have to start all over again. did not have wiper and lights automatic bad thing very fiddely. can not think of anything much good about the car except it is very lively and not good at stopping

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
especally in wet, no weight to help it to stop.Just slid along the road.low so bumper lower than other cars so in an accident the grill has to stop the car worrying.

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