2002 BMW 3 Series 325 M Sport convertible from UK and Ireland
Failed to start (one occasion).
Front bushes worn (general wear and tear).
Equipment in the car is to a very high level; electric heated seats, climate control, auto anti dazzle mirror, rear park sensors, multi function steering wheel, cruise control, electric roof etc.
Not much room for those unfortunate enough to be in the rear of the car, but if they are in the rear I guess they are not as important as those in the front (I'm joking).
The back end is very light when pushed; it's stepped out on me a couple of times in the wet.
Ride is fairly comfortable, as best 18 inch wheels with low profile tyres, can be.
The car is relatively fast, but it's never going to set the world on fire; it's a heavy convertible with an auto gearbox.
Fuel consumption is averaging 26.7 MPG (not that I am counting).
Obviously best when the roof is down, turns into a different car when the sun is out. In the dry it handles extremely well and has a sure-footedness that is difficult to find in a lot of other cars. The car still looks good and is always commented on about how nice it is. Orient blue metallic with black leather and blue hood; a nice combination to my mind.
In general, the car is well built, has a good level of equipment, good standard ICE, smooth gearbox, relatively quick, nice tone to the engine, slightly thirsty, but be careful in the wet, the difference in performance from dry to wet is almost staggering.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th December, 2013