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BMW 3 Series - Saloon - Rear (RWD) - 6 Speed Automatic, 6 Speed Manual - 1995 cc - Max Speed: 130 mph - 143 bhp - Petrol - Available Trims: ES, SE, Sport, M Sport

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Super

Desirable, Reliable, Robust

Arrogant Image, Price

From the mid-eighties to the late-nineties the BMW three-series was the epitome of success. Quick, glamorous and expensive, the three's beautifully aggressive stance let you know that beneath that pointed bonnet beat a powerful heart. In those days, the car was a status symbol of success. An...

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“A top notch compromise”

published 08/01/2003

BMW quality, Appeal, Looks

Not a load lugger, Pricey

I opted out of my company car scheme last year. Consequently, I spent a very long time trawling the market, looking to replace the company car that was about to be returned (A MB C-Class Estate). My life style was still the same so was looking for a car I could do 'cruising' higher mileages in...

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Excellent

“Underpowered? Not Likely!”

published 08/08/2000

Power, economy, style, reliability, boot size and ...

Slightly difficult to handle in the wet, slightly ...

Having had a bad run of luck with previous cars (VW Beetle, Ford Sierra, Vauxhall Astra, Cirtoen ZX) in 1998 I decided it was time to buy a more reliable car and the obvious choice for style and reliability was the BMW 3-Series. I test drove a lot of 3-Series with various sized engines and...

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Excellent

style, elegance, sheer driving experience

engine problems with 1.8 engines

My wife bought this vehicle when she had to commute up and down to Newcastle every week. She covered at least 1000 miles per week. They are great cars to drive but have to be serviced regularly and correctly. Unfortunately, the car is now in the garage awaiting a replacement engine. It is a 1995...

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Super

Solid, reliable, they go on and on

not many, jealous neighbour

I know that the picture above is of a brand-spanking new beemer, but..... I am the proud owner of a 1993 BMW 318i saloon. It has 112000 miles on the clock, but you certainly would not think it by driving and owning it. Moreover at £3800, it was not that hard on the pocket to buy. It is dark blue...

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“BMW318iSE”

published 21/04/2003

A prestigous car giving a feeling of safety and co...

Latest models not as well finished off as the earl...

My wife and I have owned a 3 series BMW since 1974. The first one was a 316i (1596cc)with manual gearbox. The car was completely reliable and very well made, and the paint finish was faultless. Servicing was every 6,000 miles, although perhaps more frequent than other cars at that time, the cost...

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Excellent

“BMW 325i convertable”

published 03/05/2001

Fair price, electric roof, leather interior, CD pl...

Quite expensive parts, can tend to guzzle petrol d...

Two years ago my brother was serching for a car which had class, good looks, gave a good performance, a soft-top and space for his golf clubs. He found a mattalic purple BMW 325i convertable which gave him everything above. The only thing it didn't give him was the good performance - instead it's...

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Super

Comfort and solid ride

dark interior

Having just received my somewhat neglected BMW 318 SE (Sept 2002 reg) back from its first major service I thought I would write in praise both of the vehicle and the local garage. Living in the country, once you have washed your car (on a Sunday afternoon along with all your neighbours!), and...

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Good

“Uncertain”

published 07/01/2008

Excellent engine and general design and road handl...

Quality not up to the name

I bought a 318i 2004 model with the 2 litre engine, new, in Australia. This model is made in South Africa from parts sourced in Germany, I assume as well as South Africa and elsewhere? Initially it appeared to be a wonderful machine. The handling was superb, the ride supple and comfortable on...

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Super

“Slippery devil”

published 11/07/2000

Nice looker reliable

road holding

I bought my BMW seven years ago and for a bottom end of the BMW range i found it to be everything i wanted and expected. Slick look, nice interior and the BMW prestige sold it for me. Having just sold mine i even got a good resale price which is a plus when you need a good deposit for a new car...

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Excellent

“Better Motor Vehicle”

published 28/07/2003

Prestige, Spacious and comfortable

Expensive to insure, can drink petrol!

I decided to buy my approved used BMV 318i SE in November 2002 after a job change which meant I would be out on the road all day, 5 days a week. I previously owned a Renault Clio (far too small) and prior to that a 1989 BMW 525i. I've always been a big fan of BMW's since owning my first one, just...

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Excellent

Holds value, solid construction, great handling

Rear space limited, expensive to maintain.

I'm in the motor trade, that means I have driven hundreds of cars and I can safely say that this is one of the best. At the moment I have an L-reg 318i which I have been using for a few months now. Reason for this is that I know it will always get me around to different places and never let me...

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Excellent

“Lean mean driving machine”

published 10/04/2001

Drive, handling

Basic model is very basic!

The BMW 318i is to be fair what some may call the bottom of the range for a BMW. It has no flash features, no sun roof, no CD player, no air conditioning and non of the 101 features that come free with a Ford or Vauxall. And with its price edging towards the 20 grand mark you must get something...

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Excellent

“The Amazing BMW 318i”

published 31/10/2007

fast, stylish, reasonably priced, climate control,...

usually expensive to repair

Well where can i start... the BMW 318i a truely amazing car for looking stylish but also a great car for everyday life. Also the 318i isn't slow at a possible top speed of at least 135mph! The 318i is the perfect car for nearly every occasion with a great 2.0 litre engine and stylish interior. I...

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Excellent

Excellent back up service from BMW dealers

Only one key at any given time

The service provided by these cars are second to none. I had always liked BMW cars and the slightest chance I had to lay my hands on one proved to be one of the best things that happened to me. I like the comfort, effeciency, and reliability of the car. My current car is the third car in a series...

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