Hi all, i have a 320 touring on a 53 plate, six speed and just love it. It ticks all the boxes for me.
I am however considering going for a bigger engine which got me to thinking what my ideal bucket list would be for the perfect car.
So i thought it best to ask you guys and girls which model, variant, style of BMW you thought was the best and why.
Personally i think the 320 is very good value for money, i had a limited budget and picked mine up earlier this year for 3.5k with 95k on the clock, full BMWSH and all the keys plus it had just had a major service and also had 6 months tax so i was pretty pleased. My criteria were probably different to a few other people as i am currently living in western France and needed a comfy motorway cruiser but also something i could put a roof box on and head to the alps for some snowboarding at weekends. Also cruise control and the multi function steering wheel were on my list.
So my list was something like this (barring the usual checks for HPI clear and crash damage)
2. Diesel engine(minimum 2 litre).
3. Full service history.
4. Cruise control
5. Multi function steering wheel.
6. Good fuel economy.
7. Roof rails (for the top box)
8. Air con
9. Below 100k miles
These were the core items on my list and i got lucky and found one for a decent price.
Having owned the car for 10 months now i am still very happy with it, i have taken it twice to Morzine for the weekend, about 4 hour drive each way, with 4 people in and the roofbox loaded up. Been back to the UK twice, 16 hours journey time each way, and really impressed with the comfort and ease of use. The cruise control is worth every penny when you have 500 miles of boring French countryside to blast through and the air con has coped with the 40+ degree french summer. I did the deflap on the induction system, changed the engine oil and filter and washed and vacced it as needed. No problems to report, fuel economy has been averaging 41-45 mpg and it has started in every kind of weather you can think of. A few small bits of internal trim have broken in the boot area but apart from that its all good
I cant think why i would ever change to something else, unless you can convince me otherwise, so i would like to hear your stories, good bad or indifferent about your car and what you like or dont like about it.