2002 BMW 325 Ti
2002 BMW 325Ti Compact - Manual
This is a great car that's only up for sale, as I really need an estate!!!
Haven't used it much, due to just being too difficult to get a baby seat in & out of the back every morning, with my bad back, but now back in daily use until it sells, having just spent £600 on the MOT (battery & brakes, see below...)
I have owned this car for almost two years and covered about 8000 miles, so will give you an honest description - including what the previous ebay seller didn't mention!!!
2.5 Straight six engine with Manual 'box (Manuals being fairly rare now!)
Mileage is just over 160k - there is quite a bit of history - only 2 previous owners - the first one an older gent, from new to a couple of years ago, did a lot of motorway miles.
It has MOT until 06 December 2020 - Just done, so a full 12 months remaining!
Taxed and in daily use again now, so happy to take you for a test drive.
The car drives absolutely great, it's a really nice place to sit, comfortable half leather seats (in excellent condition - not showing the mileage like most BMW seats), excellent 5 speed manual gearbox and silky smooth 2.5 litre straight six engine.
More economical than I expected - easy 30mpg when enjoying yourself - I've seen 37mpg without trying!!!
Electric front windows, electric heated mirrors (working), decent oem stereo with a bluetooth upgrade so can play audio from your device and be used for phone calls on the move - works really well! Auto dim mirror, opening (flap out) rear windows (though I've never opened them), ISOfix in the rear, loads of airbags all around the front, traction control that can be turned off (two levels, slightly off & completely off!!!).
Everything works, as far as I am aware!!!
Bits I've done during the last 2 years include...
Two new front tyres on purchase (something the previous ebay seller failed to mention) - Continental Premium Contact 5 (A rated wet).
Aircon - recharge & anti-bac clean last summer and still blows ice cold.
New wipers last year.
New headlight bulbs - GE Megalight Ultra H7 - +130%!!!
New right rear flexi brake hose & part of the solid line where it attaches - replaced last July.
New ignition coil (cylinder 1), when it developed a misfire - 04/11/18
Also replaced all 6 spark plugs and the air filter - 04/11/18
Two new rear tyres (budget-ish) for last MOT - not done many miles since!
Then at MOT 06/12/19 it had a new Bosch battery, new rear brakes & handbrake, and a heater blower front stage resistor, which cost about £600 all in!
The car does use/loose a bit of engine oil. The last owner failed to point this out to me! I've been keeping it topped up, but had a local place take a look and they said it needs a rocker gasket and probably the breather assembly (CCV) doing. Easily achievable on the drive, but can be a bit labour intensive apparently!!!
I've not bothered, as I say, just keeping the oil topped up every now & again.
There are also a couple of small-ish dents (one each side - see pics) and the paint has quite a few scratches and swirlmarks - but no rust and it cleans up ok and looks good - especially considering its been driven daily for the last 19 years!!!
This really is a fun car to drive with great handling and I can see why so many end up on the track.
If I had the time, I would strip this and track it, but I don't think the baby would enjoy that!!!
Open to sensible/close offers. Cash on collection.
Car is located near Uckfield - TN22 area.
Feel free to get in touch for any more info/viewing.