1996 BMW 3 Series 316 Compact 1.6
Good solid car with low mileage
Interior light doesn't work.
Bought as a stop gap for my girlfriend who is getting another car next year, but her Audi had problems. Saw this car for sale. As a BMW fanatic who's current stash includes an E60 M5, 740 Sport, 320d, 330ci race car... Well you can imagine I was reluctant with this being a 1.6 auto. Expected it to be rubbish. Actually very impressed. Very well built. Only done 32k after 16 years!!! It's not rapid but tools along well.
Cramped front seats (I am 6'3). No rust at all in this climate. Very stable and solid feeling, probably due to the low mileage. Basic but still has A/C, airbags, electric windows/sunroof etc. Auto makes it a relaxed drive; I imagine some would be disappointed trying to wring this engine's neck with a manual!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th December, 2016