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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    That i like diversity, dont go with the crowd, bit sporty but tourer credentials

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

    Like quality and style but retain sporty look

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes, but '06 on re-mapped 335i with cat replacement pipe (400bhp)

    What are you likely to buy next?

    The above

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    January 2010

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Part ex'd a very unreliable 307HDi Peugeot (never having a Peugeot again). Was due to break dwon again, so did the deal

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Quick, reliable, sporty, roomy, efficent diesel

    What was the dealer like?

    Few problems with car, mainly due to their prep (not great customer service - usual deal after they have your money, its all downhill) even though i have a 3 month warranty. Terrible customer journey !!

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    very good, needs an LSD but otherwise it can get roung the twisties like a modified hot hatch

    What's it like to park?

    im male -no problem

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    a few things - speedo and trip computer not working. Heater blower not switching to feet. Rear screen heater buzzed through wireless. Passanger airbag light - common fault apparently !

    What's most practical about your car?

    Tourer with remapped 240bhp diesel 6 speed. Executive express, with handling to match and 40mpg

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    the lack of looking like its fast