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  • Summary

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What does this car say about you?


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

    Chav'ish but nice looking, and love the colour.

    Would you buy this car again and why?


    What are you likely to buy next?

    Another M3 SMG.

  • 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?

    January 2007

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    No, Got a rubbish deal. Paid too much for the car, and didn't do my homework on used prices.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Couldn't afford to maintain ownership of my beloved M3.

    What was the dealer like?

    Not my type! Did his job and enticed me into the deal.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Amazing. Quick and will easily do silly speeds without any trouble. Suffers heavily from Torque Steer if you get heavy footed in 1st. Handles very well, and has loads of grip.

    What's it like to park?

    Easy. No parking sensors but you soon get used to judging it.

  • Living with it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Air Mass Sensor went within 2 weeks of ownership. £225 to repair out of own pocket (Not covered on his naff warranty)!!

    What's most practical about your car?

    Not killing me on Petrol, and Comfortable seats.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Starter button.