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Community Level 5nickjj78

nickjj78

BMW 3 series: compact all the way...

AdvantagesGreat buys at the moment

DisadvantagesWill be replaced in 2005

"...huge price tag. A BMW 3 series probably doesn't say cheap to most people but I have just purchased the BMW 1.6 ES special edition for £16, 495 including metallic paint. What do you get for your money? With this special edition I have got a 1.8 litre engine with 150 BHP. Standard features of this car include: Air conditioning (manual) CD Player 162 alloy wheels Electric front widows M3 steering wheel and gear stick (no controls) Sports ..." Read review
07.09.2004

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Community Level 4jackiehayes

jackiehayes

my bmw compact

Advantagescomfort and handling

Disadvantagescost to run

"...friend that wasn't using his BMW any more said that I could have his. So I test drove it and decided there and then this was the car for me. Price? The price of a BMW 316i compact differs to whether you buy this car new or second hand. The prices range from £14,500 new to £1500 second hand in poor condition. I paid £2,500 for my 1998 BMW from a friend, which was in great condition, however had high mileage. The car I got had a full BMW service ..." Read review
17.09.2006

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Community Level 4opinion-ma...

opinion-maker

Fast as a snail

AdvantagesBMW badge

Disadvantagesslow, aging design

"...Sounds trivial, but on a BMW you would expect the doors to shut with precision. The engine bay is clean and tidy and all the bits you need to get to for routine maintainance is easy to get to..though the dip stick is a bit twisted..works fine though. Interior is not the interior of the saloon version from the same era, and is black, and well, black..BMW dials are extremely clear though. But some switches are obsured from view e.g. heated window ..." Read review
06.01.2001

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Community Level 2Winner

Winner

A sporty number please Tony.

AdvantagesCool lines and a sleek exterior

DisadvantagesNone

"...in the possession of a BMW Compact. The model that I own is the 316i. It is my company car for working as an insurance rep. Travelling all over the South of England, I must have racked up well over 70,000 miles in its short lifetime. Yet it runs exactly the same as the day I collected it from the showroom. The looks of the compact, I feel, surpass anything offered by the rest of the range, apart from maybe the Z3 and the M3. In fact, the most ..." Read review
21.02.2002

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Community Level 1gandhiji

Quick review of BMW 316i

"pleasure to drive! makes you feel safe and secure when driving, being a BMW the large dimensions are hard to get used to at first as the car is a lot wider than similar models by other car manufacturers some minor problems known with 3-series compact models such as the airbag light comes on even if the airbag is in fully working order. best to get this checked out first anyway, in case you are involved in an accident! other than that no problems at all. have had the car eleven years already, expect to keep the car for another five years at least! mine is an automatic which makes the car even simpler to drive, really a pleasure at all speeds and in all conditions.
20.04.2007

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Community Level 3runmedownm...

runmedownmissy

Teutonic driving machine

AdvantagesGreat drive, nice kudos badge

Disadvantageswant the M3 now

"The BMW 316i saloon is my first experience of owning and driving this superior marque. I’ve driven 15k miles since buying the car new six months ago and I’m really impressed by the quality, the driving experience and overall package. The only addition I’ve made to the car, which is a necessity in my book, is a CD multi-changer which sits in a special pod hidden in the boot compartment (very neat touch). Driving the car is a real ..." Read review
03.02.2001

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Community Level 2Asif

Asif

Choose a 316i over the 318i

AdvantagesSmooth, fast, comfortable, stylish

Disadvantagessound system, rear legroom

"...its company car scheme and BMW is no longer an option. Really bad news for me. If I was in the position I would either buy my exisiting car or better still buy another. Unfortunately for me, the company car scheme works out better then privaste motoring. So it's hopefully gonna be a Mazda6 next or more likely a Renault Laguna. Neither will come even close to the BMW 3 series! A few updates to the original Op. Since purchasing my 3 series, the SE ..." Read review
02.08.2001

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Community Level 1sianandmar...

sianandmartin

I lurve my car...

AdvantagesIt looks soooo good

DisadvantagesExpensive to service and get parts

"...I always wanted a BMW even when i was a little girl, I'd heard my Dad saying he wanted one and so did I. After a little 'prang' involving my Citroen Saxo and a Pergeot 306 I was offered a used BMW (1997 - P reg) in Black with air conditioning, CD player, alloy wheels etc. It looked so lovely and my dream came true. The cost of the used car was the same as it would cost me to buy a brand new saxo - £5000 and that's without the added extra's. The ..." Read review
26.02.2004

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Community Level 1sp101

sp101

P REG BMW

AdvantagesVery affordable and cheap to run.

DisadvantagesNothing that I can think of.

"...have a 4 door P'Reg BMW (316i). It is a great runner and has kept on going without any major problems. Unlike the smaller 2 door version, this 1.6 litre engine gives a bit of space and comfort in the back of the car without having to be too cramped. The only thing is that you have to watch that you don't hit any curbs because that will take off your wheel alignment and you will end up with tyre problems and a £150 bill to fix the thing. The standard ..." Read review
27.11.2000

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Community Level 2Mick1293

Mick1293

A very very nice affordable car!

AdvantagesThe name, smart car

DisadvantagesExpensive, not many features,

"This is what i would like to buy as my next car because it is pure genius. It looks fantastic and it is affordable at £14150 (after recent price cuts of £745). At lot of the price though, in my opinion goes to the name - 'BMW' and therefore you cannot except a whole load of benefits. However you do get as standard: ABS; central locking; drivers/front passenger airbags; elec windows; power assisted steering; and a whole load of options (after which ..." Read review
09.09.2000

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Community Level 1surveyben2...

surveyben2073

Black BMW 316i

AdvantagesHandling

DisadvantagesInterior

"Hi all. I have just bought a black 316i saloon. At first I thought to myself "oh my god what what have I done"!!, as everywhere i seemed to go people seem to stare, and no doubt think I'm some wana be gangstar!! But as I've got used to it i find it to be an absolutely great car. The handling seems to be the best part about this car and this is obviously due to the rear wheel drive. Having a 1.8i engine in mine certainly helps it pull it off the line ..." Read review
26.06.2008

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Community Level 2strax74

strax74

Great little car!

AdvantagesGreat looking and affordable luxury

DisadvantagesNo mod cons

"...this car in that respect. BMW have really got it right with their bodywork. Internally this car has no mod cons, the dashboard is pretty basic and there are none of those great gadgets everybody loves to have but the necessary equipment is there. BMW stereo system is great. Does like to drink petrol but you get a good, nippy car for your money. Overall I am very happy with this car, I had the three years never had any problems with it at ..." Read review
17.12.2003

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The LOVE of my LIFE!!!!!

Advantagesnice bodystyling, smooth drive, lots of extras, 37mpg on 1.9 engine, decent sound system,

Disadvantagesno alarm just immobiliser, servicing bit pricey, acceleration bit slow in 1st gear

"...serviced. I even called BMW worried that after a year and a half I still havnt serviced my car. They said no need to worry, till I've hit 15,000 miles. But they did invite me for a complimentary check just recently where i didnt spend a single penny, received cup of coffee and they even changed my wipers for free!!! Overall im pleased with car but think the next time i'll buy an automatic. There would some minor changes i'd see. The interiors not ..." Read review
21.11.2006

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Community Level 1badman123

badman123

bmw is the best

Advantagesgood look

Disadvantageslow mileage

"i like this car because it is very good car. it has nice look . it has good comfort level . it gives very good mileage . it is very cheap in price. it look latest . i own this car from last 4 months . it has good comfort level. their is also an security alram . it is really a good car it is mostly look like a sports car . it also have a power steering. ydhnnjh dfhduyf ygsy w idji ui nd u n u u j u n u m uh j n j n y mj j ju j m k k i k ju jk m jk ..." Read review
02.08.2007

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