A superb driver's car
Climate control changer became jammed at 11,000 miles.
Ashtray was easy to pull out and difficult to replace.
Brake pads wore very quickly and were replaced at 13,000 miles, then at 21,000 miles and finally at 29,000 miles.
Overall, the 318i was a very reliable and solid car.
The best thing about the car was its agile rear wheel drive handling.
Engine performance wasn't too strong, as it only had a 1.9 litre petrol engine.
Interior space was quite good.
Good value at £18,500 on cash from new.
Held its value well and retailed privately for £11,000 two years later.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th April, 2006