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2011 BMW 320d Convertible review

A rear-wheel drive convertible with a folding hardtop and a diesel engine is very rare combination, however I am glad that I was able to find one. The BMW 320d convertible is a surprisingly likeable offering that turns heads but is easy on your wallet in terms of fuel consumption...

2001 BMW 3 25i review

Ode to a lost love... Rewind to 2015 and I was a couple years out of Uni. Having driven an old beat up Nissan Pulsar and a wee Mazda 121 bubble, I finally had saved a little cash to buy something that I wanted (and far less embarrassing). With my meagre $6k budget I had limited options; I was looking at Mk4 and Mk5 Golfs, BMW 3 series, or a Mazda 3...

2000 BMW 3 30i review

Our family have owned many BMWs over the years, and when it came to finding a car for my ‘first’ car I didn’t look further than the E46 - in particular the 330i M54b30 sedan. I believe for the price it is the best all round car you can get. Yes it is true that maintenance and repairs aren’t cheap, however we must remember these cars were $90,000 when new and we get them down for basically nothing, so we can’t expect them to be perfect...

2014 BMW X3 xDrive20d review

I was looking for an SUV that was economical as we drive every weekend to our beach house in Blairgowrie, Victoria. I was working for a media buying company that handled BMW and I could access vehicles off their Press and Executive fleet. As it turned out our vehicle had also been used by Drive and a couple other publications. My budget was $65k and the X3 was my choice...

2020 BMW 1 M135i xDrive review

Probably the most hated 1 Series ever made but I could beg the differ. I think it's better. The new 1 Series is a step ahead of its predecessor in some areas; yes it's lost the beautiful B58 and has switched to a transverse layout, but it gains an AWD system too. This won't just be a comparison to the old one but also a review of the car for what it is - a well-handling and quick hatch...

2001 BMW 330Ci review

I've owned my 330Ci for just over a year now. My previous car history has been a Subaru Liberty (4th Gen 3.0), a BMW 135i ('09 E82), and a Mazda MX-5 ('99 NB8A), with each being manual. The MX-5 lasted me four years but needed some more space, and considering I'd almost gotten an E46 for my first car, I was bound to inevitably come full circle and get one...

2018 BMW M140i review

Ah, finally, cruising in the BMW M140i! A sporty, practical, 5-door, 5-seat, 250kW, 500Nm beast! Before we get to the Beemer, let me tell you how I came to choosing it. So I was trapped in the YouTube black hole for many months; Golf R, second hand M2, etc etc. I drove the Golf R and was very impressed with it...

2008 BMW M3 review

My story begun when I was a young. I have always been into performance cars and as I grew up becoming more financially capable, I set out to save enough money to find my dream car. Being at the age of 20, my main criteria for the car were cheap and fast, not a hatch, manual trans and preferably a coupe...

2019 BMW X4 M40i review

It's an SUV that isn't boring. It's a machine that's versatile. Want to overtake that Camry driver doing 20 'kays under in a 100 zone? Want an SUV that's practical and fast? Want an SUV that's built with passion and excitement? Well the M40i is the car you need. It's not your average run-of-the-mill SUV; it's a beast that will pop and burble every time you start it up, and it will scream whenever you overtake someone...

2020 BMW 330i M Sport review

I looked at three cars; the Audi A4, the Mercedes CLA250 and this 330i M-Sport and I found that the BMW was more comfortable inside and the finish was far superior. The car was smooth and the gear changes were also smooth. I found the acceleration was more than what most would need. The technology in this car far exceeds many other cars in this price range...

2018 BMW X3 xDrive30d M Sport review

I have driven my X3 30D for over two years and 35000km now and I have been very happy with the ownership experience. I bought this model due to the quality, space of the cabin, and value for money considering the features and superb driving traits. The power and economy of the 6-cylinder, 3.0-litre, 195kW/620Nm diesel is simply outstanding...