Used BMW 3-Series Touring (1999 - 2005) Review

Review by Parkers on
4
This is an estate car to tell the world you're a sporty, active type rather than a typical family man - the sort that needs to lug lots of stuff around. Perhaps they are not the all-out driver's machines that smaller BMWs once were, but the 3-Series Touring is sophisticated, superbly engineered and stylishly subtle.
BMW 3-Series Touring (99-05)
Roomy, refined, technically brilliant
Expensive, no longer best in class

New price range:

£20,645 - £32,815

Used price range:

£384 - £3,417

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

This is an estate car to tell the world you're a sporty, active type rather than a typical family man - the sort that needs to lug lots of stuff around. Perhaps they are not the all-out driver's machines that smaller BMWs once were, but the 3-Series Touring is sophisticated, superbly engineered and stylishly subtle. Although it has a strong rival in the shape of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Lexus IS SportCross, it still leaves the competition behind.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

4.5 out of 5

Selling

4.5 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 It does a bit of everything: Dynamic drive, roomy for me, my family and Terrier; has a sporty feel too.  

3 out of 5

dave bates ,   10 Jul 2013    ... read more

 Quite good mpg (45 at least). Very comfortable on long journeys. Great handling.  

4 out of 5

Geoff Court ,   31 May 2013    ... read more

 It has everything! Economy (but not as good as the book says). Room for 5 and a dog, and a very sporty chassis. I love it.  

4 out of 5

dave bates ,   09 Apr 2013    ... read more

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