BMW 3 Series Reviews from Belgium

2001 BMW 3 Series 2.0 straigth 6 on gasoline

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 straigth 6 on gasoline Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

The best thing I ever had!

Faults:

Hi.

I want to customize my car and make it look like an m3. my car is a bmw 325ci. and I am wondering if the body-kit of an m3 would fit?

General Comments:

Real pleasure to drive. like going fast on the freeway and on the track. really comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2006

1990 BMW 3 Series 320i convertible 2.0 injection 6 cylinder

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 injection 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance264000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Nice looking, reliable, comfy convertible

Faults:

Normal wearing like rubbers, belts, tires.

Every 3 years have the "cat-eye" front-lights replaced due to rusty reflectors.

Defective gas pump replaced. was not needed because is proved to be the relais.

Driver's bucket-seat at the left side re-clothed, due to wear.

Seemes to be a general problem, also with the leather seats.

General Comments:

This was by far the most reliable car I have ever owned.

As I live close to the German border I noticed that this E30 is still the most driven convertible in Germany.

Most of them having more than 200000km on the clocks.

325i are usually blown up by high speed driving youngsters.

My wife missed the powered top, but for me the manual top is still the fastest way to close when suddenly rain starts pouring.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th February, 2005

1993 BMW 3 Series 316i 1.6 injection

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 injection Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance194000 miles
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

Nice as a first BMW

Faults:

Quality of interior could be better.

Electric windows are really cheaply made.

The noise could be reduced too.

General Comments:

Strong car, and really reliable.

The engine never dies.

It's a good choice between economy and power since the engine is a little too weak for that car.

Very low on gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 2002

2nd Apr 2005, 13:36

I can detail your phrase about fuel consumption.

After having driven a diesel car for many years, this car surprised me for it's moderate fuel consumption.

It is a heavy car and I could drive it as a diesel, which means that I you don't see me driving at more than 3100 rpm; I avoid stopping and speeding.

Driving long distances at an average of 90 km per hour on French highways, the car consumed 1 liter every 17 kilometers, measured at the fuel station.

Today, driving more on the short track, 1 liter every 14.25 kilometers, measured at the fuel station.

In addition to your comment I appreciate its luxury. It definitely needs a good music player. You may forget that you are driving a car. It is more like being in music and driving has changed from getting there asap into a gentle way to pass time.

Enjoy!

1989 BMW 3 Series 316i Coupe 1.6i

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6i Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired119000 kilometres
Most recent distance124000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Kadett C Coupe

Summary:

A nice looking, cheap car

Faults:

Motronic went crazy after a radio installation, engine sounded not nice at all :-(, after a reset of the motronic (=20sec job :-) ) car ran fine again.

General Comments:

Nice comfortable car, fuel consumption 9-10 liters/100km, goes very well, but the handling is not as great as on my previous car, a Opel Kadett C Coupe, driver feedback isn't that good, thus not sporty, (What the heck is this car's weight distribution???, and how much does it change when cornering?/craking??). In this field my previous car was a lot better, but counting everything, this one offers the better ride, go for it!!! It's cheap and fun!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th December, 2000

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 4 reviews