The reliable 3 Series boasts a unique wet-weather braking system and won a five-star score in side-impact testing for passengers and drivers alike in 2010. After a year of teasing us with an all-new four-door version of its entry-level 3 Series, Munich's primo carmeisters have unleashed a coupe based on the platform. Faults: Oil leaks from seals and gaskets. An interim notice was mailed to owners in September 2014. And although American, British, and Japanese carmakers all have learned how to craft sporting four-doors in recent years, the folks who made such terms as autobahn and biergarten famous seem to do sport sedans like nobody else.
Runs like a race car. . Both had problems with their sunroofs when plastic hardware became brittle and broke, and both required new front brake discs on a far too regular basis. All M Sport specs are just the icing on the cake. Yes Review Date: 28th May, 2014. It's styling still looks great and not too outdated. For me this is an expensive toy, not a work hack for Mum.
Acceleration, Handling, Braking, not to mention Stability Control are all outstanding. Be it headlights or tail lights that flicker on and off, or dash lights that dance around at their leisure. Its dynamic elegance makes it practical for business calls and pleasure cruising alike. The third generation E36, which was produced from 1990 until 2000, had more of an executive feel. A second notice was mailed when an adequate supply of parts became available, on December 1, 2014. The smiles it puts on my face outweigh the hardships it caused me in the beginning. The first generation 1975-1983 featured only a two-door saloon model.
These vehicles may have had a driver-side air bag module installed as replacement equipment such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bag, or as a remedy part for a prior recall. In the last two months, I've put a solid 16,000 kilometres of all driving conditions on this car I live in Canada. Each sedan in the 3 Series is automatically equipped with four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, front airbags, front-side airbags, side curtain airbags, and tires that can safety be used even when flat. These stand out for their incorporation of ultramodern communication and entertainment technologies. The third generation E36, which was produced from 1990 until 2000, had more of an executive feel.
The reliable 3 Series boasts a unique wet-weather braking system and won a five-star score in side-impact testing for passengers and drivers alike in 2010. Units Affected 230117 Some things really are worth waiting for. Increasing new sales inevitably meant more used cars came on the market when those bought new were sold on so there was plenty to choose from and still are plenty on the market. Even the sound of it starting is a little thrill. I've read up on these a bit, so have never missed a service. Meanwhile, the interior featured rounded and padded edges for better safety. The recall began March 15, 2017.
When you get the car serviced, always get them to do a once-over on the coolant expansion tank, they can split with age. Styling is essentially timeless; so simple and solid, but very thoughtful. They beg to be driven, and they'll cater to you all day long. I live in the country, and this is bliss to cruise in. Handles well, great gas milage. I've had to replace the clutch, alternator and brake rotors normal wearing parts but that is it! The E46 was built in South Africa and while the company insisted the quality was a match for the cars produced in Germany, the reality was that the quality was variable. Model year 2001 Year of manufacture 2001 First year of ownership 2014 Most recent year of ownership 2015 Engine and transmission 3.
The first generation 1975-1983 featured only a two-door saloon model. In other words, the seller saved herself a lot of money, and I was the one that ended up spending it. She can commute in the Honda. This car has never missed a beat. Do your homework, find one that was well cared for with all said parts replaced, buy it in standard, and enjoy in good health. However the E46 coupÃ© and convertible body styles remained in production until 2006. Those buying the 320i could have a five-speed auto or a five-speed manual.
While its exterior was similar to its predecessor's, it was defined by its well-received dual headlights. The cabin was quite roomy for four adults, but five was a squeeze. The engine is perfectly matched to the car, silky and on a hair-trigger. The fit and finish of the trim was generally good, the plastics of a high standard, and all controls were nicely laid out for easy use. All models also had independent suspension front and rear, braking was by discs all round, and the steering was by power rack-and-pinion. The with pretty lines and a nicely balanced shape.