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  • Summary

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Think it makes me look like a bit of a gangster/risk taker!

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

    They don't really have much of an opinion of it either way.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    I've had the car for 3 years and will be selling soon, I've had my time with it and want to move on but it has served me well for the last 3 years so would buy again if I was back in the same place/time but wouldn't buy again now or in the future.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Ford Streetka or a Mini One.

  • Buying experience

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    October 2008

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Yes, market value at the time although had a few problems with the car initially, mainly cosmetic issues.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Wanted a BMW, liked the look of it, wanted something fast with a sporty feel.

    What was the dealer like?

    Average - wasn't the best but probably not the worst!

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Very nice to drive generally, fast and responsive ALTHOUGH handling in wet weather is horrific, has been known to go off entirely in its own direction which is a little scary but in normal driving conditions it's a dream to drive.

    What's it like to park?

    Easy enough - power assisted steering.

  • Living with it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Have had constant trouble with the electric windows but otherwise has been a great car reliability wise, has not once let me down by not starting or breaking down.

    What's most practical about your car?


    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    I really like the alarm system I have (Clifford) which closes the windows automatically although saying that it can be a pain as we've managed to lock ourselves out twice!