A joy to own and drive, the novelty has never wore off
Clutch 130 000.
Clutch servo 140 000.
This car is the best car I have ever owned.
The granite silver bodywork is classy, and the silver/grey leather seats etc are very comfortable. I have driven this car all over the UK and Europe. A 450-mile trip from Devon to Scotland just feels like an 80-mile trip up the road.
The average petrol consumption is in the region of 28MPG, about 32MPG at 85 on the motorway, which is pretty good for a 192BHP car.
I sold the car to my sister who now has 250 000 on the clock and it still runs like a train.
I sold it because I needed load though from the boot. This was not an option on the E34 saloon.
For the size of car the handling is excellent. The 50:50 weight distribution shows well. The rubber on the road is high to. The 255 60 15 sound expensive, but economy tyres cost £50 each and last approx 30 000 miles.
The car was surprisingly cheap to run. I guess if it doesn't go wrong then the costs of ownership are low.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th May, 2005