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BMW 3-Series Touring 330d M Sport 5d (2006/06)

BMW 3-Series Touring 330d M Sport 5d (2006/06) - Owner Review

Load carrying capacity of an estate coupled with the driving dynamics of a small saloon / sports car.

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Review submitted by
Paul Smalley on

BMW 3-Series Touring (05-12)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Likes nice cars. Cheap.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Nothing but good responses. Like it matters.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes. I'll wait a fair few years though until this one wears out.

What are you likely to buy next?
Same again.

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?
September 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
Not bad. Very very hard to find a fully specced 330D MSport with a manual box and less than 80K miles for less than 15k.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Fast, Frugal, BMW.

What was the dealer like?
Fairly typical for a used car salesman. Had lots of nicely specialist used cars on the forecourt all around the 15k price range.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Stunning, no other word for it. Bear in mind you have bought a diesel not a petrol so you will have an excess of Torque and less revs at your disposal. So I guess it's the best diesel I've ever driven. And it's better than all but the fastest thirstiest petrol engines.

What's it like to park?
It's a car. How hard can it be. Parking sensors make it idiot proof.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing really. headlights get some condensation in them after washing the car... Otherwise it has been stunning.

What's most practical about your car?
Load carrying capacity of an estate coupled with the driving dynamics of a small saloon / sports car.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Like the i-drive system, Like the lit door handles. Love the sports seats.

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