Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
Overall average:
4.5295
90.59%
Average score from Driver Power
Performance:
4.669
93.38%
Average score from Driver Power
Braking:
0%
Handling:
4.694
93.88%
Average score from Driver Power
52-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Overall a good car that is often underated. Care is very economical, fast enough, has good handling and a grat please to drive.
The most niggling point is the rear wash wipe. The filler cap is positioned in a stupid place that get blocked with dirt and the cap often pops open. This means that debris falls into the tube, leading to blockages and the washer not working. Also would have expedted rear wiper to automatically come on when reverse selected & main wipers are on. This was a useful feature I had on a very much older Rover 400 that I used to have.
Also the various levers make seat adjustment awkward and jerky.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

The BMW 3series compact is still a beautiful piece of design even for a 15year old car, it doesnt give me any unusual problems even with 122,000 on the clock. It still feels compitant on the road and eats up the miles on my regular commute from london to manchester. There are a few little things going wrong, the door panels tend to pop up by the window and some of the interior lining is comming away (old glue) but its not noicable. The engine still revs smoothly and give a little thrill, the odd fast roundabout still brings a smile and surpirse!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Its been a really good car apart from the clutch going in the first 7 months of me buying it. the garage I bought it of would not entertain me saying that I should have taken out a private guarentee. all the sales man said was "thats cars for ya". Fuelwise I cannot complain, its one of the best ive had,it seems to run on fresh air sometimes. as for spare parts going to main dealer is an unbelieveable ripoff, for example,brake fluid change cost ł92 main dealer, ł37 private garage. pollen filter ł84 main dealer,ł39 private garage.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A great car for long journeys, comfortable and quiet on the motorway. Good balance of fuel economy and performance. The SE ride is a bit soft for faster driving on A and B roads, but this has improved with the fitting of larger wheels with lower profile tyres. I love BMWs and the main dealer customer care is excellent. The only thing I don't like is the lack of traction in the snow due to rear wheel drive. I had to walk 4 miles to work because I could not get the car of the drive during the heavy snow this year!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Great performance and fuel economy from a 3.0 litre diesel, but not sure I would buy another diesel again.

The car handles very well, but the ride can be very harsh and stiff at times, finding every pot hole and rut in the road, making journeys quite tiresome at times.

I've received very average service from two different BMW dealers - not what I would expect from a Prestige manufacturer. The service I received has been so bad it has made me seriously wonder about purchasing another BMW in the future.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

This model is of the green efficiency type, stop/start, battery regeneration etc. With a 2 litre engine and 143 bhp I can get well over 40mpg from it. Useful information given to enable driving style which is most economical. It is a BMW so it handles beautifully and servicing costs work out very reasonable due to condition based servicing which has meant 2 years of motoring at a cost of £120 at an independant BMW authorised garage.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The 320d Touring is an excellent balance between low emissions, performance and handling. Running costs are low with the first service at 21,000miles - remarkable. No other manufacturer can match the drive train and performance per litre of engine size - for fuel consumption, power, torque or emissions. Practicality is good but not best in class. Poor in snow and ice conditions. Excellent build quality.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Many disappointments for spending £8k more on the replacement for previous BMW 330ci Sport I had. It did 90k miles in 5yr with ONE failure... a wiper relay. This 335ci has been in the dealer more time in past 6 months that previous one in 5 years!!!
This one is so much better handling now that I finally changed OEM Run Flat Bridgestone tyres for Goodyear Eagle F1 NON RFT's

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 2/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

My wife filled the vehicle up with petrol rather than diesel on Dec 19th 09. I stall have not had the vehicle back as of Jan 15th 10. The bill initially was £5800! The work was completed only to find it wouldn't start, the bill now stands at £6800 after they decided it needed a new ECU (why??). It's totally overpriced and unreasonable. Great car, stupid money!

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problem except for a warped brake disc and 2 cracked alloys (a well known issue). bmw replaced the alloys for free and I paid for the new brake disc. Took out a service package when I bought and so far costs have been just for insurance, tax and tires. tires could have been expensive due to the 19" wheels but found a good deal (ł600 for a set of 4).

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

You do list my car exactly its an Alpina D3, wish they would revert to a oil dip stick!!!! and it even had falt code on arrival!!

BMW 353d was previous car sold after one month handling was alien in fast bends - as if car was not inmy control.

Also got rid of best car I have ever owned 530d 2000, and that includes a " lotus super 7 " 1966.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

My car (1997 BMW 328i) is the perfect compromise of performance and practicality. It's just big enough for a weekend away for the three of us. For my tastes it has enough performance and reasonable economy, I do intend to upgrade next year but my car has served me well for 5 years with only very minor faults which I've mostly fixed myself.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Considering the 330d A is a family car, the performance and echonomy is amazing, run flat tyres are expensive although probably the only cost along with fuel & insurance a BMW owner has to budget for against running costs, for five years, this is my eighth bmw and second 330d, the steptronic version is far superior to the manual version,

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Effortlessly easy car to drive. Mine is the convertible and you can feel the additional weight in the car and at the pumps BUT the drive is excellent. Moreover, when you have the roof down it just rouds the whole thing off. Wonderful car but needs decent engine to make reasonable progress.
Would have another one in a heartbeat.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Car is amonth old and has less than 1000 miles, I would expect it to be reliable. For a car with nearly 250 bhp, I am impressed that it is capable of over 40mpg on a longer run, but obviously in town or if you do use the performance available, it does drop to low 30's mpg still quite impressive for the size of car/performance.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

I can only recall one component failure in 6 years. Petrol is now over ł6 per gallon in the uk and this makes normal driving very costly. in addition, labour rates at bmw dealers are extortionate. this is offset to some extent by the car's excellent condition-based servicing system which prevents unnecessary service work.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I am very happy with my car. When I chose my car, 3 of the most important things for me were performance, fuel consumption and emissions, no other car manufacturer could match BMW on these. I think its the best all round car thats on the market just now and will take something special to beat it.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Overall my car is very confortable, a good drivers car, the only drawback that I have found are the run flat tyres, which are absolutely useless in snowy weather, no grip. Ithink that BMW should give you the option of purchasing rub flats or normal tyres when you buy from new.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

The 3 series Cabriolet is a nice car, but not as sporty as it looks with a needless hard ride for the performance output. Previous marques I have owned are Mercs, Porsches and Alfas which are far more stylish with more sole than the ultimate bavarian driving machine.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Disappointed in the performance of the car, as well as the smoothness of the engine.
Don't think the handling is as good as my MK5 Golf GTi was, and driver comfort isn't great either.
Wouldn't but a 4-cylinder BMW again - should have stretched to a straight 6 !

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fantastic machine, incredible build quality and performance. Servicing can be pricey and running any 3.0L petrol engine is going to have its costs. For what it does thought well worth it.

would buy again, with warranty there can't be an issue!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

High running costs, suspension and brakes, also electrical niggles. Decent tyres ł180/corner, has had > ł1000 in suspension work and needs more done, needs new brake discs and pads all round, exhaust blowing, reversing sensors now packed up.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It is a very well built and designed. Its handling and ride is very good putting confidence in the driver, me! It is elegant and well equipped, i would buy the same model again but next time i'm seeking a different style of car for a change.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

It is the first coupe I have owned and it is brilliant. The ride is firm as it has the M Sport setup and access to the rear seats can be a little difficult, but it drives like a dream. It is fast and agile and has a classy understated style.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any problemes with the car. Very good if you think on the performance what you get from the beautiful 2 liter diesel engine(2008 updated 177 bhp with stop-start), good servicing by main dealer specially the fixed 5 years package.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

The car is a 318iSE and it perfoms virtually every function i could want of a car. The only things i would change about my car are the addition of bluetooth functionality, through-loading facility and change to a six cylinder engine model.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
X-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Diesel spoils handling.
Suspension arm bush wear and exhaust system problems frequency unacceptable. Electrical system problems never approached with confidence. Parts/labour overpriced.
I only like rear-wheel drive so not much choice.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 2/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

A few issues with ecu errors which are cleared when stopping and starting the car. It's an m3 v8 so I am under no illusions regarding running costs. however I do have a service pack for 5 years which keeps the costs down.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
51-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Solid and safe car. It gives the performance when you ask of it, but is very economical, doing 50mpg - I've tested it! From a 3 litre sports car, I haven't yet found another car to match it. Very pleased with this car.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

SUPERB TO DRIVE ! AS IT IS AN M-TECH SPORT MODEL IT DRIVES VERY SMOOTHLY ON GERMAN ROADS BUT NOT REALLY SUITED TO THE POORLY MADE & MAINTAINED BRITISH ROADS. ONLY REAR WHEEL DRIVE CAN GIVE HANDLING AS PRECISE AS THIS.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 0/5 Handling: 0/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fantastic looking and perfoming car with great economy relative to the performance. Excellent build quality, great handling (except in the snow!) and an awesome engine and gearbox. This car exceeded my expectations.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
1991-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only once did it break down ..it was the fuel pump..which I managed to fit a brand new one....myself. Fuel wise quite good even though it had a bit of a fuel leak before and now that has been sorted....even better.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Its a classic shape E36 BMW 328 Coupe. Nothing I've seen replaces it yet, in terms of looks or all round drivability. I'm probably waiting for BMW to thoroughly "de-Bangle" the 3 series and then I'll replace it.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

replacement of two coil springs (broken ends where spring seats in holder)

Also replacement ABS sensor (brake disc splash plate disintegrated due to corrosion and destroyed sensor when whipped round hub)

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent handling, plenty of power from the six cylinder diesel, and economical. Bit of a hard ride but thats to be expected from an M Sport. Roof down the car is amazing, would definatley buy another.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Have only suffered one issue with abs braking system that required a repair at main dealer. Car has very low running cost for performance delivered. only expensive item is tyres due to large size.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Utterly reliable, phenomenally quick, four seats, hard top, soft top, boot (get a small body in there), you guys and sister mags rate is as the "complete performance car". Yup, that's right...

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Absolutely top notch! Don't appreciate runflat tyres after replacing them and then getting a puncture which, on any other type of tyre, would have been repairable!ł200 a time!!!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
S-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

My 328 converible is a great car only the boot space let's it down, but it's a convertible so there is nothing that BMW could have done. I like the e36 model over the later ones.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A quality car thats a delight to drive in terms of ride and handling, the 318d is a little underpower though; would definately go for the 320d next time or possible the 330d.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Vanish unit work as well as high pressure fuel pump. sorted through auc warranty. It's a quick car so was always going to cost. however, for the performance it's good value.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Quality! But then you expect that from a BMW - The model I have is a 330 Ci M sport Convertible.. It ticks all boxes really from Performance to handling to overall styling!

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Positives: Great build quality, image handling

Negatives: It tram-lines with runflat tyres, and the boot access is too small plus the rear seats don't fold down either.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

I have had no issues with the car except for a faulty brake pad wear sensor. Although the car is reliable, the fuel consumption is poor and spare parts are expensive.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Has had a problem in the past with a coil packs. Okay considering the performance but bmw have now developed more frugal engines with the same twin turbo power.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

To date has been faultless. Fuel consumption and performance excellent, servicing is dear as most cars are but is not needed frequently approx every 18 months.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

bmw m3 convertible, still pretty much untouchable by most cars performance and handling wise. still turning heads at 5 years old!
best all rounder i've owned.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2002-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

First class touch wood nothing has broken down yet ! Very good average ł20 per fortnight on diesel. Very torque really fast and first class acceleration.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
2002-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Injectors replacedpropshaft replacedhead replaced. Eurocarparts means I can do brakes cheaplybmw servicing got too dear so independant garage does it now.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The BMW 335d is the best car in its price range. I'm very happy with it. Nothing has gone wrong, and it is very economical considering its performance.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
53-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

fantastic car, a great introduction to the BMW brand, wonderful communicative handling and emough performace to make my daily 60 mile commute a breeze.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

5th bmw I've owned and no trouble with any of them. Cheap insurance at less than ł3oo per year and economy is very good for a highish performance car.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
1998-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Its a bmw what more can I say they run for years if looked after and this one has been by previous owner. Basic service is all this needs and tyres.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Security issue was recalled and fixed. Rear tyres replaced at ł180 each do not see why cars have run flats get a puncture you have to replace tyre.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Car has performed faultlessly except abs pump failed but was replaced under warranty. Services can be expensive but only need service every 2 years.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

tailgate gas struts are rubbish
gear change is notchy
Clutch has to go to the floor (from new!)
Its a drivers car, handles well, suspension is hard

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

excellent quality, reliability and surprisingly good performance for a diesel coupe. Only downside is runflat tyres which can compromise handling.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2003-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

It's been great - no substantial costs, only tyres, brakes etc. Minimal - initial had free servicing and then cost of ownership has been minimal.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I have had the BMW 335d se coupe for 3 years and still it's gives me enjoyment every time i drive it and decided to keep it for a few more years.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great car, costs are reasonable (apart from the price of oil supplied at service time), a coupe in winter and a convertible in the summer!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues at all despite also being used on the track. It's a high-performance car and so running costs are more than a cheap repmobile.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

good all round, not ideal as family car as it is a coupe but quite spacious. Sports model so quite fast but crashes over bumps a little.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Some random warning lights come and go. brake pad warning did not work, ruining discs. Good servicing costs. fuel econ could be better.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Mechanically very good.alloy wheels crack too easily if you hit pot hole. Replacement headlamp with control unit ł1200-00ridiculous !!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fine, I wouldn't want to drive the miles I do in any other car of this cost. Very easy to drive on motorways seems to drive it's self.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 5/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Needed new engine at 135k miles due to oil consumption and coils going. For its year of manufacture and performance, not bad at all.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Very good at present, although it is due a service in 500 miles. Very good, the fuel lasts longer when not pushing a 3 litre engine!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A drivers car with rear wheel drive. 330D Tourer gives me Fantastic performence, but good MPG and CO2 figures. And room for the Dog

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
X-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Excellent engine and fuel consumption for a 3 litre turbodiese. Superb long distance cruiser. Very relaxing to drive on Motorways.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
1998-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's done nearly 100,000 miles and had minimum work done. I drive to work, school runs, shopping and kickboxing for ł20 a week.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

excellent handling, good performance, well built, excellent residue value, excellent dealer service, ride hard due to run flat.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It truley is a drivers car .Its a solid sure footed ride, handling is precise and steering accurate. All round superb car.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

drivers car, seats could be more softer to absorb firm suspension
tailgate struts dont work in cool conditions
gearbox notchy

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

I'm very pleased with the car overall, it's a good compromise of practicality, style, performance and returns decent economy.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

A brilliant all rounder. Sporty, fast, comfortable, great looking, and able to carry the whole family plus luggage in style!

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great handling and performance, at the expected expense of fuel consumption. Still feels solid after 100k miles and 9 years

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2003-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Other than routine servicing, only one item has required replacement. As before just routine service, and one small repair.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Since owning it for over a year, I have spent very little on maintenance. Big engine therefore more fuel consumption.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fast enough, frugal enough, comfortable spending most of its time on the motorway and still good fun when on b roads.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Nothing has ever gone wrong in 5 years. My car is a bmw so servicing costs are a bit steep even for just a check up.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2002-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Engine is fine but suspension and brakes have had problems. As with all older cars, repairs are frequently needed.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
1998-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

Only ever serviced it and general wear and tear. I budget 40.00 per week for fuel this has now gone up to 50.00.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Best car in the coupe class in my opinion for engines, handling and efficiency (3litre diesel @ 43mpg average).

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very little servicing, usually brakes every couple of years. Parts can be expensive especially from the dealer.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I really enjoy driving my car, it handles exceptionally well giving me a great sense of safety and enjoyment.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

I love it. I previously owned the old shaped coupe, which I prefered, but this is still a very good car.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Not put a foot wrong. For a 343 bhp car it is very reasonable, certainly better than my previous audi s4.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Superb long distance cruiser. Great fuel economy for the performance. Surprisingly good running costs

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
1987-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

It has never broken down in 27 years. it always starts. An inspection I service is about ł400 all in.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Always puts a smile on my face when walking toward it, driving it, and looking back having parked it.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Only 1 major fault in 6 years (abs brakes). Having it serviced at bmw is expensive but good quality.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
02-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

I am very pleased with it - a good blend of practicality (it's an estate), performance and economy

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
05-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

It was our ideal car and it has lived up to our expectations. Would stick with BMW in the future.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent apart from the run-flat tyres which make for poor steering and a tendency to tramline.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No faults since new. This car was purchased for its performance not it's low running costs.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

It is the best all round performer that I have ever had from 16 cars driven over 30 years.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
56-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Pleased in general & with driving/handling/performance, but persitent warning light issues

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

it is the ultimate driving machine :)

Well except in the snow....winter tryres are needed

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

although i have had problems in general the car is very good and the handling is fantastic

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Everything works really well. Amazing fuel economy especially considering the performance.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nice quality family car but I prefer to drive my old Ford Scorpio for ease of handling.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Only had to replace brakes, tyres etc. Not too bad, the road tax is quite expensive.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

The 3 series M Sport saloon I have is a superb car and is an excellent all rounder.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
1999-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Sound all round all mechanics self maintained. 2.5ltr engine aprox 30mls to gallon.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
03-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Tyres wear fast
Suspension poor
poor handbrake ,have to leave it in gear on a hill

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 2/5
02-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

It's well made and reasonably cheap to run with excellent performance & handling

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very efficient performer though not quite as marvellous as the reviews suggest.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Has been a pleasure to drive and own. Low running costs - apart from new tyres.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Superb. No spares yet but will have to buy new tyres and will need a service.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No problems at all. Given the cars performance, running costs are reasonable.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent handles like driving a go-cart ..loads of fun, stylish and sporty!

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My BMW, the 316i SE is slightly underpowered but looks good and feels good.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2002-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Ok apart from flat battery and rear broken springs. Ok for low miles user.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

New bonnet release cable required. Excellent fuel consumption, so far.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very stylish premium marque coupe with good performance and handling.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Bad 4-wheel aligment equipment at BMW dealers, wrecks cars handling.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 1/5 Handling: 3/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fantastic best car I have owned in terms of luxury and performance

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
X-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Wonderfully quiet on fast roads, making long journeys a pleasure.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Very pleased with it, although I have only owned it for 2 months

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never failed to start. 1 annoyance have to top up oil regularly.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Great looks (coupe) coupled with good performance and economy.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Typical bmw. High performance so high performance part prices.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

This is my third BMW and I remain impressed with the marque.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Sensible, great compromise between performance and economy

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

top of the range 330i performing as expected. very nice.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Excellent bang for buck M3 fast and practical (for me).

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
W-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

The perfect blend of performance, handling and economy.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Good performance and practical fur use of entire family

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Apart from an led brake light nothing has gone wrong

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Front brakes and parts rusted and needed replaceing

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2001-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

It's really good. Have owned more costly vehicles.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A dream to drive and a great place to be every day

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

very pleased, good performance, style and comfort

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
02-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Looks, sounds, drives, handles and feels great.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

performs well and does what I require it to do

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A quality car, giving a quality performance.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fast, stylish, prestigious and I pay for it.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
57-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good handling coupe, but not very stylish.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Washers stopped working after 2 months! .

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent, well built , good handling car

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent car let down by run-flat tyres

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
1998-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never lets me down and starts first time

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great car but cant handle a snowflake!

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

All runs well. Not good round town.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
03-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good economy/performance compromise

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It is everything we want in a car

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent. Good for a big engine.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

it has surpassed my expectations

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Fast enough with smooth engine

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Just petrol cost seem high.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

exellent performace coupe,

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Best car I have ever owned

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Depends on way I drive.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Pretty good for £16K!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Brilliant quality car.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Exactly as I expected

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2004-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Does not miss a beat

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Very please so far

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
52-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

great family car

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
59-reg , Owner for Less than a year

she a beauty!!!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No prob so far

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

very good car

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

sports car

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

EXCELLENT.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Excellent

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

excellent

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
08-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

great car

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
06-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Excellent

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I Luv it

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5