1994 BMW 3 Series 325 TDS SE Saloon 2.5 6 Cylinder turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Comfortable, reliable, solid transport
Rear suspension making "clonking" noises (suspect rear void bushes).
At idle, car wobbles (suspect idle speed incorrectly set: have already cleaned injectors).
Bought the car as a mile-muncher and it has performed faultlessly since I bought it. Returns 45+ mpg on motorway runs, but nearer 30mpg around town.
Extremely comfortable car with excellent ergonomics and superb driving position. Great boot space and can carry 4 adults in true comfort. I have previously owned a 325 Coupe and a 328 Coupe, so ownership of a rare GTV V6 Turbo has taught me to return to German engineering! BMWs are mechanically sound, however,minor electrical faults (such as switches) are quite common with age (but show me an older car that doesn't throw up faults over time?). I can highly recommend the 325 TDS, it's a great motorway car and will complete galactic mileages if given minimal care. I won't be buying another Alfa!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th February, 2005
11th Jan 2007, 14:28
Regarding the report on the 325 tds. I had one of these for three years and it was superb. It was bought secondhand at three years old from a BMW main dealer and so had the full BMW 12 months warranty. The only fault/breakdown I had was a transfer fuel pump in the fuel tank. This happened on the road and the BMW Rescue vehicle was with me within 25 minutes of me calling the control. I was phoned twice within that period to inform me of progress and the fault was diagnosed and I was back on the road within minutes. I was advised to keep the fuel tank more than half full until I could get to a main dealer. It was booked in and fixed under warranty the very next day. Wonderful, fantastic service and a wonderful make of car. I am now on my eighth in 20 years, all 3 series apart from my latest which is a 120D. That is also living up to expectations. I'll never change marques, that's for sure.