BMW 3 Series saloon (2011-2018): owner reviews

"The BMW 3 Series is the small executive saloon we judge others against. It has set the class benchmark for many years"

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.4 out of 5

70%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

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Common Problems

  • Electrics, Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics (7 cases)
  • Brakes (2 cases)
  • Engine (6 cases)
  • Other (5 cases)
  • Brakes, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Suspension, Other (1 cases)
  • Suspension (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine, Suspension (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine (1 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

320i M Sport Auto

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
An excellent blend of performance, handling, engineering and build quality/finish and I love the way it drives. This is my 7th BMW purchased new and each one is a subtle improvement over the last one. I always look at and try the competition when it comes to changing but I've yet to find something else that would tempt me away from BMW. It helps to have great service from my local and other BMW dealers.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

328i modern line (f30)

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Superb car with plenty of power and excellent handling. Had the car a while now. Purchased the car as a replacement for my 2007 x type 2.0d se which was sublime on comfort. My expectations on the test drive were that the car would be uncomfortable due to BMW's renowned suspension. However, this was not the case. It's also plenty powerful albeit with the new 2 litre twin power turbo and 8 speed auto. I drove an 2.2 xf with the 8at and it was no where near as good. The gearbox and engine complement each other perfectly. Economy is also good. Do a lot of travelling to the Lake District and usually average 50mpg over the 105 mile run at 62mph. Achieved 56.3 on a run to London. Road tax is also good at £145.00 for a car which can keep up with the likes of focus STs and VXRs. Having owned a VXR, I will also say the power delivery is very smooth and progressive. Mine was a pre release car and was specced up with adaptive lighting, electronic leather sports seats, full park assist with auto park, 3 way split rear seat, Internet, nav pro, enhanced bluetooth to name some. Not many people like the lighter interior of the modern line, but for me it's perfect. Only thing I would change is the top dash colour to black so a black steering wheel could be fitted and not look out of place. The light oyster colour does get dirty quickly. Also looks stunning in sapphire black. Not had any major problems but will list what has been done. 1. You get the halo lights with adaptive lighting. One failed so had a new headlamp unit. 2. Early f30s suffered with some teething problems on the steering. So steering rack was replaced. Both there were done under warranty and very swiftly by the dealership. Even got a free software update when the rack was replaced!
Reliability

4 out of 5

Overall good so far. Just two minor issues done under warranty.
Performance

5 out of 5

Plenty of power, great handling. What more can you say!
Running Cost

5 out of 5

For the type of car I think the costs of running it was excellent. Get god economy, servicing every 2 years, low insurance and good road tax compared to similar performance cars.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

320d m sport

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Review
A simply stunning vehicle that is a pleasure to drive. The M Sport finish adds a touch or sportiness and masculinity to the car. The running costs are negligible, £35 a year road tax (first year free), three year warranty (everything but tyres included, even bulbs) and 5 year servicing! Once you own one of these machines you ain't going for any other manufactures!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

bmw 320d SE

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

52
Review
Best 3 series to date, feels more like a 5 series. Strong diesel engine with amazing economy in eco pro mode. Good handling and great place to be inside. Just a bit too much road noise at speed but tyres could be to blame.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

60

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40.2

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34.3
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Caris used mainly in towing a caravan hence its MPG of 34.3 is very satisfactory

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48.8
Review
no problems yet
Running Cost

3 out of 5

runflats are more expensive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
One ignition coil failure

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

60
Review
Never had any problems. The easiest car to live with I've ever owned
Running Cost

5 out of 5

A lot cheaper than my last the 4.0 m3!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Review
had a problem with balanced clutch
Running Cost

4 out of 5

very good on fuel - company car so don't pay the (expensive) repairs

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Parts are expensive but I havn't needed many.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

60.1
Review
Excellent other than tyre pressure sensors, access to tyres (had a nail in a tyre) and brake wear sensor that was reset
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Excellent fuel consumption, no oil added and no other costs

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
ignition coil pack and fuel injector problem.Known BMW weakness even if BMW UK will not admit this weakness,other than this car has been faultless
Running Cost

4 out of 5

very low,good on fuel long service intervals low road tax.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

1999

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

24
Review
Only a couple of known faults which have been fixed
Running Cost

2 out of 5

500 quid a month on fuel

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

26
Review
no issues so far, just tyres and servicing

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

29

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Never ever any issues at all
Running Cost

5 out of 5

6th gear great

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

56
Review
HAD NO FAULTS SINCE PURCHASED
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Fuel consumption is great, uses no engine oil and service costs are very good for the size of car

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
No problems so far but it is less than 6 months old
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Tax and insurance good. Is heavier on fuel that I expected especially with BMW's own figures. Eco Pro mode helps a little. I bought the 5yr service pack so hopefully not many bills over the next few years apart from the obvious depreciation.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
This is now my second BMW and I have to say the build quality is by far the best, I have only had the car for 6-7 months but it drives brilliantly
Running Cost

5 out of 5

The first years road tax was free then the following years will be Ł30 a year and I get roughly 600-650 miles out of a tank which is brilliant in my eyes

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

54
Review
nothing has gone wrong as should be the case
Running Cost

5 out of 5

car is less than 8 months old so only running cost I have (bar insurance) is fuel which given 54mpg is not bad, price of the stuff notwithsatanding

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

53
Review
Never had an issue
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Included end in company car lease cost

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
Excellent
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Very reasonable at present. Expensive when something goes wrong

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
New turbo due to swirl flap issue
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Despite 200000 miles still returns 50mpg

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Review
All around great
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Good fuel economy

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
No serious problems however sometimes it won't recognise my key. I then re-insert it and its then ok
Running Cost

3 out of 5

BMW service costs are very expensive

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent, practical, ecconomical, pleasurable to drive.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very reliable, comfortable, build qualityb great bigger boot would be nice

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Expensive to repair

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great car, awesome performance in the shape of a family car, looks the part

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

m sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent car a joy to own

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A great car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

M Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great car

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

i, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

1997

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very good - reliable, practical and fun to drive.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

exclusive, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Prefer the petrol version as its a much smoother ride

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Si, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Great piece of german engineering

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

M Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great compromise on pwerformance and economy. Shame the rear seats don't fold as standard.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

m sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
The car is overall a very decent one, running costs are higher than expected.

Owner Review

Version

m sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good alrounder

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

M-Sport, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Motor Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very pleased with just about everything.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

ES, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

m sport, Above 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Fantastic

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

M-Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Enjoyable but niggle fauts take dealer too long to fix often due to lack of locak parts stock

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

m sport, Above 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Its great!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2002

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
All the adverts say..........Great.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

330d xdrive

Year of registration

2015

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

46
Review
One the best cars that I have owned in all respects. Amazing power and handling but economical for such a powerful engine and drivetrain. Tax and insurance are both very reasonable for what is for me an awesome sports saloon. For a drivers car in this sector I believe this is one of the best on the market, I may struggle to part with this which will be a first for me.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

320 d

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
Had this car for 2 years and been to bmw under warranty 3 times now. 2 sensors, flywheel failure( from start/stop they saed), and now is with them because the diff is leaking . Kinda too many issues in 2years. but apart from that is a nice car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

318D

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

58
Review
Love this car. Autobox is faultless, very comfortable and economical. On long runs it's easy to achieve 60 - 65 mpg. Plenty of performance when you need it. Cheap to tax only £30 pa. Only fault so far were rusty seat bases (common on all early F30's) However these were replaced under warranty.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

328i

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
I live in the US and I love this car! It is very fast ,I have raced pimped out 2 seaters and won. It may not be as comfortable as other cars but it gets good gas mileage and is fast. I have got it up to 140mph and it just cruses along.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

330d M Sport

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
Amazingly frugal if you take it easy. 1500 rpm at 70mph. When necessary it is a real performance machine, extremely quick when you need it to be. An understated car compared to mercs and audis. Comfortable in drive mode, fun in sport mode, but at any point power is available when you want it. 3rd bmw I have had and this is the best yet. The 3 litre straight 6 is the best diesel engine available in my opinion.

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

63

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
Rear Light Bulb Required and oil top up. Had to return to dealer as bulb not replaced correctly and warning light came on again
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very pleased

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

53

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28.2

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Review
Touch wood - it starts and runs well every time
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Expensive to run on my budget

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

25

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

22

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

60

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Review
Nothing wrong so far.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Servicing a bit pricey

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
good car not the best in snow/ice
Running Cost

2 out of 5

expensive to run

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

65
Review
No problems to date
Running Cost

5 out of 5

With a fuel consumption of 65mpg and, being a lease car, all other costs predictable - 1 service and one set of (winter) tyres - I am relaxed about running a new car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
Not really had any problems

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

60

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44
Review
Not one single problem since I've had it
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Cheaper to run that a 2L diesel Mondeo

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Other

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Has been perfect
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Performance & economy simultaneously

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
No problems
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Servicing not cheap

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Review
Never had any problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel economy good and only had servicing costs

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

20
Review
It's ok, not bad
Running Cost

3 out of 5

I get with fuel prices so high, what can you do, it's as good as its gona get

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43.8
Review
Never let me down. 1 minor fault in auto gearbox rectified under warranty.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Tyres and spares are expensive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

58
Review
Not had any problems since taking ownership.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Servicing is reasonably cheap on the 3 Series and service intervals seam to grow further apart, and with road tax at Ł20 what is there to complain about?

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

46
Review
No Problems whatsoever
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Only spend money on servicing/mot/fuel....

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
We get good warning when there's a problem
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Parts expensive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

49

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Review
No issues noted
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Average running costs these days

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

54
Review
Never failed in 50,000 miles
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Fully in line with expectations

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

28

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

es, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Ok

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

i sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2001

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

M Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Good quality all round

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

M sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Reliability worse than expected but lovely to drive and own

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Good car, but can be improved in many areas

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

318i, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Too small, boring, impractical, style over substance, head turner,

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