Used BMW 3-Series Coupé (1992 - 1999) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 12 Mar 2012
4
Although technically only a three door version of the saloon, BMW decided to market it as something posher and hike the price up. And they were pretty successful with it, because choosing a 3-Series is more about style and status so people tended not to miss the practicality of extra doors.
BMW 3-Series Coupé (92-99)
Image, smooth six cylinder engines, great to drive
Not much standard equipment, limited rear legroom, less exclusive than some rivals

New price range:

£18,105 - £29,785

Used price range:

£354 - £1,417

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

Although technically only a three door version of the saloon, BMW decided to market it as something posher and hike the price up. And they were pretty successful with it, because choosing a 3-Series is more about style and status so people tended not to miss the practicality of extra doors. It's not a car to disappoint in any key areas, and its desirable image is holding up well despite being replaced.

It's a real driving machine that's still in demand, so prices remain high, but you would probably be better served with a saloon.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

1.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 The boot and the fold down seats in this car are fabulous. It converts quickly from a comfortable 5 seater with plenty of space for shopping to a van with enough space to fit a myriad of 'treasures'.  

4 out of 5

Louisa Bawden ,   29 May 2013    ... read more

 Not really a practical car but a decent cruiser with a fairly decent bootsize.  

2 out of 5

Stephen Quinn ,   22 May 2012    ... read more

 The car is perfectly equipped to deal with any everyday activity. A big enough boot for the weekly shop (with rear folding seats for the occasional extravagant item) and enough room in the back for 2...  

4 out of 5

paris park ,   16 Jan 2011    ... read more

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