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  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Sporty yet practical.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Great looking motor.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Maybe not as the only reason i would consider selling is if i required something bigger due to a growing family as although it has rear seats I'd personally think its better suited for two people.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Probably 5 series or a 4x4.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Didn't buy from a dealer

    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    June 2015

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Got a great deal as most bmw's come pretty standard out the box unless well specced from new. Was lucky to find such a well specced low mileage example on the used car market.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Great compromise between performance and economy and nice sporty looks in m sport trim.

    What was the dealer like?


  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Don't feel short changed from my after selling my audi s5. Plenty of torque makes it feel like a much bigger engine. Loads of pulling power,eespecially on motorways/ a roads. M sport trim and 18 inch runflats do give a very firm ride that does take some getting used to.

    What's it like to park?

    Fine thanks to all round parking sensors.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Not missed a beat yet, touch wood. .

    What's most practical about your car?

    To be honest not much as its great a little runaround however its very limited on storage space in the front and very cramped in the rear.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Ipod connectivity, cruise control, automatic headlights and wipers.