Used BMW 3 SERIES For Sale – RAC Cars

21 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Used BMW 3 SERIES For Sale – RAC Cars

A history lesson

The no-brainer; the BMW; the daddy; the 3-Series is the absolute dog’s danglies. It every bit of the praise it receives it has become the ultimate saloon. its conception in the 1980’s, the 3-Series has from strength-to-strength, and the newest is proof BMW know how to build a

From the basic 3-Series to the M3, car is built to last, built to emotion and built to impress. a car that somehow sells than the Mondeo despite thousands more and it’s a car if you park it on your drive, annoy the neighbours.

Bang for buck

There’s been so variants, so many engines and so models of the 3-Series it’s to choose one. On many it makes more sense to buy a older M3, because they only extremely brilliant in single way, but relatively But if you can’t afford to run a top-end buying a diesel makes a of a lot of sense, too.

The modern BMW diesels are nothing of remarkable. If you go for one of the twin-turbo diesels, have a saloon that is not sleek, respectable and good on but also unbelievably quick. The variants are rapid, and you will most hot-hatchbacks.

There are so smaller-engined petrol and diesel to choose from, so whatever you there is a 3-Series for you.

What you’ll pay

Thanks to the being a German BMW, do hold their residuals well. Depending upon age or engine you opt for, you can grab a bargain quite easily. Old M3s go for stupidly low prices, and while pay through the nose for a new V8 M3, it is one of the most cars on the road today.

to pay around £15/16k for a 2007/08 which may be a lot, but you end up with a lot of car and of the best engineering in the world of Plus, you get a BMW badge, which as standard with “take neighbours” snobbery.

Diesels typically hold value better, and you will pay a for the more popular diesel

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What to check

If you’re a 2007+ 3-Series, there isn’t too much to worry Warranties should sort you out for of any troubles, but if you’re buying a 3-Series, you need to make the car you’re buying has been after.

If you’re unsure, an RAC will ensure that the car buying is safe and road-worthy.


Parts are expensive for the as it is an executive saloon. Clutch are around £150 and front pads are about £60. starter motors are £170 and exhausts a very hefty

How it drives

‘The Ultimate Machine’ is the slogan, but with the they’re not too far off that being the You’ll struggle to find a handling saloon for this even Audi can’t BMW’s engineering with the It’s just a dream to on a daily basis.

It can do motorways and long-runs, and then, at the of your big toe, entertain you on B-roads.

The M3 is obviously the most variant in the range, but any 3-Series has the to keep a big smile on your It may not be the cheapest car on the road, but for what you it is easily the best junior saloon on the market.

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