1982 BMW 3 Series 315 1.6
Cheap good quality runabout capable of handling much more than the engine produces.
Rear brake cylinders began leaking after leaving the car to stand for a long time.
Some rust in the front wheel arches has needed to be repaired.
Compared to the power available, fuel consumption could be better. Perhaps with the 5-speed gearbox option this would be different.
The car is very easy to maintain at home. The parts are readily available and reasonably priced when obtained from specialists.
The car is becoming quite old, but still feels very usable everyday, especially compared with other older cars. All the equipment still works well, and it's comfortable to drive.
It is practical with a usefully sized boot.
The steering wheel is heavy when parking.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th October, 2006