BMW 3 Series Reviews from Greece

2000 BMW 3 Series 320Ci

Model year1999
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance135780 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

A great car overall

Faults:

Rubber insulation has come off from both doors, fixed it easily.

Tyres wear off quite quickly.

Service and replacement parts are expensive.

Ride height too low for some roads.

Sunroof interior cover has come off.

Passenger airbag sensor is broken.

General Comments:

I can achieve good MPG with not much effort.

Handles brilliantly.

6 cylinder engine is smooth, refined, and sounds great.

Optional sports seats are really good.

I have faced no problems with neither the engine, nor the gearbox so far.

Quality of materials used is stunning.

Nowhere near as quick as today's 2000cc cars, but performance is more than adequate.

Really reliable; 4-5 small problems fixed easily.

Boot space good.

A bit cramped in the back seats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2010

1988 BMW 3 Series 318i e30 4 door 1.8 petrol

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance79000 kilometres

Summary:

A car that can last a lifetime and makes you really happy owning it

Faults:

At about 50000 kilometers there was a major oil leak from the engine.

At about 60000 kilometers the radiator had a leak and was replaced.

General Comments:

This car is quick enough for pleasant and safe trips. However, when the car is fully loaded, the engine must be highly raved for a safe pass.

The cabin is roomy for the driver and the co-driver, but the rear seat is for two, not very tall people.

Handling is not top, especially with used tyres, but if you know how to drive a rear wheel drive car, then it is enjoyable and fun.

The oil carter is very low (M40 engine) and there is a lot of chance to hit it somewhere.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 2003

24th May 2007, 15:09

I had a 318 3 door on an F plate and it cost me more than any other car I've owned. The rear subframe bushes tend to go on all E30 models and you need specialist tools to replace them. £600 from a non franchised BMW garage. BMW themselves wanted £900 to do the job.

No it won't leave you stranded, but to keep it running smoothly you need a second mortgage.

1989 BMW 3 Series 316i benzin

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission benzin Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired106000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323f

Summary:

Very good car

Faults:

Generally no great problems. I think that the Carter (oil bath) is very low. Actually I crashed it one time. In my car it was about 13-15 cm from the ground. Also that the fuel pump makes a noise.

General Comments:

I think is a very good car, very beautiful and if you like sports driving it is wonderful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2001

14th Aug 2010, 05:12

This is a very good car with lots of power.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews