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BMW 3 Series Touring (2012 - 2019)

5
reviewed by Anonymous on 28 February 2021
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reviewed by Anonymous on 29 December 2020
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reviewed by Nigel Cottrell on 6 November 2020
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reviewed by Anonymous on 31 August 2020
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reviewed by Anonymous on 6 July 2020
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reviewed by Anonymous on 8 June 2020
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reviewed by Anonymous on 28 April 2020
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reviewed by Anonymous on 27 April 2020
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reviewed by Peter J Longmate on 8 February 2020
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reviewed by Anonymous on 11 November 2019
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reviewed by AlWoo on 3 October 2019
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reviewed by castrol on 9 January 2019
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reviewed by Anonymous on 9 November 2018
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reviewed by David Eddell on 9 November 2018
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318d 2.0 M Sport 5dr Estate

reviewed by Anonymous on 24 July 2018
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Overall rating
5
How it drives
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Fuel economy
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Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
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Cost of maintenance and repairs
5
Experience at the dealership
5
How practical it is
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How you rate the manufacturer
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Overall reliability

Lovely, but expensive to run

I bought this to replace an E46 touring that had been brilliant, and it’s a good car. I really like how it looks both inside and out. It handles well, is comfortable and soaks up the miles on longer journeys. Mine has the M-sport trim, so there’s a bit more flair in the interior fittings, and the outside looks a bit sportier too (even though it’s really just a dad-wagon).
I don’t think that the handling is quite as good as the e46 that it replaced, but it’s not every day that I drive it down a wiggly B road.
Downsides are the trim in the cabin is a bit creaky and rattly. The extra flair that’s been added means that there are a lot of little slivers of plastic that are all clipped together. On rougher roads ones near where I live, these creak and clatter. Tyres are expensive (large, low-profile, run flats) and can’t be puncture repaired so it’s £250 if you run over a screw.
My car has now covered 115,000 miles, and hasn’t really had long runs over the past year as my lifestyle has changed (15 mile commute on an A road). The DPF has become clogged and the car can’t regenerate it by itself which means a £1600 at the main dealer to replace it.

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reviewed by Jonathan Pickard on 13 July 2018
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reviewed by RobJP on 27 February 2018
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reviewed by Anonymous on 24 February 2018
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reviewed by Oldcooperman on 8 January 2018
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reviewed by Anonymous on 8 January 2018
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reviewed by Andrew Howes on 2 July 2017
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reviewed by RobJP on 21 February 2017
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reviewed by boxheater on 28 October 2016
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reviewed by Anonymous on 15 September 2016
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reviewed by castrol on 4 January 2016
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reviewed by RobJP on 17 December 2015
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reviewed by DavidW842 on 23 October 2015
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reviewed by Anonymous on 2 April 2015
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reviewed by Leicester Stig on 1 May 2014
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reviewed by Dick Evans on 15 February 2014
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reviewed by Anonymous on 23 January 2014
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reviewed by Michael21 on 23 January 2014
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reviewed by Leicester Stig on 28 November 2013
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reviewed by Anonymous on 28 October 2013

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About this car

Price£25,570–£46,975
Road TaxB–J
MPG34.9–65.7 mpg
Real MPG82.8%

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