2003 BMW 3 Series 2.0 turbo diesel
I wish I never bought this car
Torque converter replaced at 147 000 km.
Transmission serviced several times.
CD changer broken, radio doesn't work.
Headlight motors broken.
Climate control doesn't work.
Driver's seat belt replaced.
I think everything that could've gone wrong with this car has gone wrong. Since the day I bought it, the problems began with the torque converter and the transmission.
The transmission was changed in summer 2011 just before I bought it, and it has been serviced 3 times after that. Still the car shifts like it was 50 years old. When changing into drive, the engine stalls, the car barely idles when cold, and it doesn't always start on winter mornings.
The car has a Webasto installed. This is superb for cold Norwegian winters, but it drains the battery and makes some loud strange noises.
The handling is OK. The car has the Comfort package with good sport seats.
The diesel was probably a bad choice for me, since I only use it for driving around town.
The parking brake is rubbish, and can't be fixed.
It has spent more time at the dealer than on the road.
I have taken really good care of it, and have driven it carefully. If I knew that this car would have this many problems, I would have just kept my old Volvo.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th February, 2012