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

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

Economy, good room in rear seats, more so than Audi A4

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Review submitted by
Andrew James on

BMW 3-Series Touring (05-12)


3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Image conscious?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Wife hates driving it as much as me

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, I have been really disappointed with the driving experience of a BMW. No reliability problems but the car is not pleasant to drive. Certainly not the ultimate driving machine. Both my wife & I have used our VW Golf Mk4 in preference to driving this car.

What are you likely to buy next?
VW Passat TDI Estate - already bought, sold BMW after only 2 months.

Buying experience

3 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?
March 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
Yes, car had high miles but was reflected in the price

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Practicality of an estate with the performance of a BMW

What was the dealer like?
Big, buying process was slow but lots of choice

Driving it

2 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Terrible. The whole driving experience is the complete opposite of my expectation of a BMW. Notchy gears, uncomfortable seats, heavy steering & poor driving position. However performance is good along with economy

What's it like to park?
Rear visibility is quite limited with the headrests.

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No. Runflat indicator came on when tyre ok but just reset it myself

What's most practical about your car?
Economy, good room in rear seats, more so than Audi A4

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Multi-function steering wheel

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