BMW 3 Series convertible (2007-2013): owner reviews

"Great fun to drive with the metal roof folded down, yet comfortable and luxurious with it up, the BMW 3 Series convertible is a great choice for sun seeking driving enthusiasts."

Carbuyer Rating

3.4 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.5 out of 5

74%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 3reviews
  • 3reviews

Common Problems

  • Suspension (2 cases)
  • Other (5 cases)
  • Brakes (1 cases)
  • Electrics (2 cases)
  • Engine (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
Too early to say as I have owned the car just over a month. However I already have a water leak where water runs onto the passenger seat.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Much better econony than my previous petrol engine.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

27
Review
No outlay so far just fuel and oil. MOT passed front brake pads to replace next year
Running Cost

3 out of 5

No more expensive than others for parts fuel to be expected giving age and engine size

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
excellent all round car except alloys cracking, Ł500 each plus run flat tyre if dep[loyed !!
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fair for car type

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
the only problem so far has been the headlight washer that required a new cover and springs
Running Cost

4 out of 5

only costs so far have been fuel which averages 40mpg travelling to work and 29mpg when towing 1500kg caravan

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

18
Review
it needed a replacement nox sensor Ł450 !! and recal for injectors and coil packs.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

expensive

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

330 diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
Only expense is run flat tyres but average over 20000 on rear 10000 better than previous audi

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

320d M sport

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
Had great fun for four years. Will keep it for another year then will very likely get the new version. No issues apart from it's no good in snow and a minor rattle in the roof from day one. On long journeys it will average over 50mpg.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Review
Very good, intermittent fault with drivers window going down when opening the door.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

I had a van before this, it cost more to insure and the road tax was higher, so all in all a better deal driving a coupe.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

29.5
Review
It has not given me any problems, yet

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Review
Good
Running Cost
Average

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
No problems so far
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Comparable to previous model which had a smaller engine

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

23
Review
Few minor problems like Headlamp Washers failing twice - but all fixed under extended warranty
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Tyres don't last long. Labour rate at BMW is painful.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
Had a problem with the clutch throughout the life of the car - car currently on it's 4th clutch miles to date - 84000. Also had a new gearbox fitted at c. 75000 miles. suspect a design fault with clutch as I've had 5 * 3 series previously and never had an issue with clutches or indeed gearboxes
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Does what it says on the tin

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
No problems in nearly 4 years
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Diesel 53 MPG @70 MPH on a run

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2008

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Review
Could be better
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Could be more economical

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

27

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24
Review
never let me down
Running Cost

4 out of 5

much cheaper than my previous car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Review
Never given me any problems
Running Cost

3 out of 5

This is what I expect for a fun car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

330i

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

1000
Review
No complaints. Beautiful,fun, reliable car. I'll probably keep it until I can upgrade to the 4 series convertible.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

20
Review
So far so good!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2000

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Review
Since I bought the car in August I have needed to have a new thermosat housing, Throttle housing and Coil Spring.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Review
Never let me down. It is heavy on tyres and brakes.
Running Cost

2 out of 5

BMW servicing cost from main dealer are to expensive when car ages.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

24

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

49.7
Review
Excellent
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Most acceptable

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28.6
Review
No problems at all in 12 months!
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Two new front tyres replaced due to alloy wheels kerbing too easily and slicing the edge of the tyre...

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

31
Review
mechanically teh car is sound but a lot of issues with tthe small things like radio and roof
Running Cost

3 out of 5

it is what i expected for a petrol bmw

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
Havent had a=ny problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

MPG is not as high as the official rating but still cheap to run

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

1998

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
has been very reliable so far,but it is a low milage car(66,000) and well serviced,i plan to keep this up,
Running Cost

4 out of 5

i have no problems with our cars running costs,i think fuel use compared to performance and smoothness is exellent.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
Issues when purchased but these now resolved
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Expensive on fuel and tyres

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

1990

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

19
Review
i have never broken down for an engine or chassis/drivetrain problem
Running Cost

3 out of 5

drinks petrol like water.

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