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Community Level 1drfreud

drfreud

Uncertain

AdvantagesExcellent engine and general design and road handling

DisadvantagesQuality not up to the name

"...told the disks were definitely BMW authentic parts - perhaps, but not the same quality as the original disks. After 50 000 km the front suspension has become distinctly wobbly with many little bumps in the road transmitted through the steering wheel. Nevertheless a superbly designed car, just a pity that the quality doesn't live up to the name. ..." Read review
07.01.2008

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Community Level 1biglee

biglee

Best medium size saloon by far...

AdvantagesHolds value, solid construction, great handling

DisadvantagesRear 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 down. Through winter it always started and I recently went away for two weeks, came back and started first time. If you want reliability then buy one. They ..." Read review
13.10.2000

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Community Level 2Wolf

Wolf

Lean mean driving machine

AdvantagesDrive, handling

DisadvantagesBasic 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 for your money? The answer is that all you are buying is the car, but what a car! Any one who has driven a BMW will know that the car oozes handling ..." Read review
10.04.2001

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Community Level 1Assgirl

Assgirl

Relax - it's a Beamer

Advantagessolid build, prestigious

Disadvantagespoor seats

"I chose the 318iSE Auto as my latest company car and am very happy with it. This is the first automatic that I've owned, but I must say, it is very relaxing when queueing on the M4 in the morning rush. The SE gives you slightly fancier alloy wheels and air-con, which is a must if you do much driving by day. It's a shame that the standard Business radio still comes with a cassette (who still uses those?). It is a little bit under powered when accelerating, ..." Read review
16.08.2000

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Community Level 1Izzy67

Izzy67

EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY, SERVICE SECOND TO NONE

AdvantagesExcellent back up service from BMW dealers

DisadvantagesOnly one key at any given time

"...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 and they ones I have owned before have never failed me. The suspension is excellent and the security is superby only one key available so there is no chance of someone steeling your car unless they have access ..." Read review
24.01.2008

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Community Level 2Guyonahi

Guyonahi

Class Within A Budget

AdvantagesQuiet, smooth, frugal

DisadvantagesParts prices can be expensive

"A BMW was the one luxury that I always promised myself as a youngster and the pleasure was finally mine when I bought a 1989 model in mint condition 2 years ago. I still have the vehicle and over the duration of timne I have owned it, I have had very little trouble. For a car of this age I exoected more to have gone wrong with it but I guess the German build quality has stood the test of time. A smooth ride, quiet inside, economical running on unleaded ..." Read review
14.07.2000

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Community Level 2chriscowper

chriscowper

The Amazing BMW 318i

Advantagesfast, stylish, reasonably priced, climate control, cruise control

Disadvantagesusually expensive to repair

"...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 prefer the 318i with leather seats but this is an optional extra and isn't compulsary. The car comes with a built in cd player with six possible cds stored so ..." Read review
31.10.2007

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Community Level 1MUKS123456

Quick review of BMW 318i

"EYY, ITS A BMW ISN'T IT? I THINK THE NAME SPEEKS FOR IT SELF, IT HAS A GREAT BUILD QUALITY, NICE FEATURES AND BEST OF ALL IT HAS, ATRACTIVE DISTICT FEATURES THAT PROVE THAT THE CAR IS A BmW. THE MODEL HAS A FEW PROBLEMS ACROSS THE E46 RANGE. SUCH AS IT SKIPS LANES ON A ROUND ABOUT, THIS IS BECAUSE THE WISHBONES ARE USUALLY GONE. THE WATER SEAM ON TOP OF THE DOORS CAN GET DAMGED AND CRACKED VERY EASILY AFER 6 MONTHS, THEY COST A PRETY PENNY TO REPLACE, SO DONT SLAM THE DOORS.
28.10.2007

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Community Level 1pauljcollins

pauljcollins

I will buy a BMW 3 series

AdvantagesAmazing looks, exellent drive, compfy, smooth and so on

Disadvantagescosts

"...from all the rest, the bmw 3. Initially it was the realization that i, 18 years old with £8000, could buy a BMW! The BMW 3 has everything i want, and its one step ahead of all the other rivals. looks - There is no argument in this department, this is a sexy car, in my opinion it looks best in black, with shinny silver alloys and possibly tinted windows. The BMW has always been thought of as an older persons car, but i believe this is not true, ..." Read review
17.04.2005

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BMW

AdvantagesHandling and Build Quality

DisadvantagesNone

"The BMW 318 is a lovely car to drive, I have only had mine for six months and I can only say that it is the best car I have driven. The handling is excellent and the traction control system ensures that the full power is always delivered rather than being wasted on wheel spin. The cars build is like no other, it must be one of the most solidly built cars around. Before purchasing this vehile I was considering the Audi A4, but after test drives I was ..." Read review
05.08.2000

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Community Level 1afsar.imam

Quick review of BMW 318i

"It drives very smooth and at nearly 2000cc power and fuel consumption ration is very good. Best part is its resale value, if you want to sell it later on you get good amount back unlink other fast depreciating cars.
30.10.2007

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Community Level 1Adnanel

Adnanel

Fabulous Classic Car, (when it first came out)

AdvantagesLooks, reliable

Disadvantagescost of servicing, looks slightly aged

"First off i want to just make clear that when i bought this car back in 2000, it was a brand new car so any mdel that you my purchase now may not have the reliablility as a new car. However that said it is a brilliant car, I have driven about 40+ cars and owned a about 12+ sports cars among others. But my favourite remains to be the 3 series both the coupe and the saloon are a pleasure to drive with an exciting ride and reliablility. What i ..." Read review
29.05.2009

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Community Level 0Sophii94

Quick review of BMW 318i

"We have this in the year99 version. we are very happy with it. The engine is very quiet. and the car itself is very comfortable! i dont know if you have ever looked under the bonnet of a Bmw but they are very well made cars! The only disadvantage is the serviving at Bmw garages can be pricey, but if you have a nice car such as a bmw and you keep it up with the stamp book im sure you wont lose money on it!
14.04.2008

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Community Level 2SquareFoot

SquareFoot

Nothing wrong with this car's handling.

AdvantagesRelatively cheap quality, solid feel, looks

DisadvantagesNothing.

"I have been driving my BMW 318 IS for a little while now and have been more than pleased with the car in every way. Having been had a Mercedes before hand I was not expecting the build quality to be of the same standard however the BMW feels just as solid, especially on the road. Whilst I have not driven my BMW in all conditions (e.g. on ice/snow), the handling has proved superb and I think that as long as one respects that it is a relatively heavy, ..." Read review
03.08.2000

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Community Level 1myrunel

myrunel

The new BMW 318i

Advantagesgood engine, driver friendly, sport look

Disadvantagescost of maintainance

"...to have chic look of BMW is always discussing BMW 318i but some are not convinced in buying it since this automobile is really pricey considering that it is 6 cylinder automobile. But after remodeling the structure of 6 cylinders to 4 cylinders is a good move for BMW. Today the sales of BMW 318i are doing pretty well.So, part of restructuring, the engine now is really a gem and easy to use. For those people who likes to run automatic transmission, ..." Read review
18.03.2010

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