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BMW 3 Series F30

BMW 3 Series F30 (2012-2019)

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Think twice before buying another F30

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BodySedan
Badge330i
LineM Sport
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedOct 2015
Richie
RichieETTALONG BEACH
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316i

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Just picked up a 2013 316i very nice ex demo, I had a 320i which was traded in. The new car is a step up from my old car. Very good ride: comfort, good steering, very supportive seats, a well laid out dash and easy to read. Plenty of bells and whistles make this a good buy. Having looked at the competition I must admit I do like BMW.
Solid car great to drive
nothing yet

Badge316i
BodySedan
LineExecutive
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJune 2013

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Toni S
Toni Sasked
3 Series F30 (2012-2019)

Thinking of buying a 320d msport deisel (twin turbo with sports shift paddles).....any pro’s/cons?

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BrianG335
BrianG335

If its brand new, then go for it. Just make sure that you ask for the full specification to make sure exactly which options the car has.
If its used, make sure that that it has a precise service history with no skipped or overdue servicing. Check the 'service requirements' with the I-drive controller to make sure things like brake pads, filters etc aren't nearly due for replacement. Diesel servicing prices are a little more expensive than petrol.
If you have the VIN number, use one of the free BMW VIN decoder websites to check out exact build date,where it was built and the full detailed specifications.

Toni S
Toni S

Thank you so much

Sparrow
Sparrowasked
3 Series F30 (2012-2019)

I have just bought a new 2016 f30 BMW 330i m sport. The car makes creaking noises when driving slowly over an undulating surface. Any comments welcome.

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Ahmet S
Ahmet S

Sorry I dont have any knowledge on this

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natural

If it's new why aren't you taking the car back to the dealer?
If you're already not getting any satisfaction there I would call BMW Australia and make the problem as public as you can on social media.
Creaking on undulating surfaces sounds like a chassis/suspension problem - maybe a suspension mounting or joint that isn't properly seated or tightened, or perhaps a faulty Macpherson strut. You could get a workshop to check it out but this shouldn't be your problem - it's has to be a warranty issue.

Sparrow
Sparrow

I am taking the car back to the dealer, who believes the creaking noise is coming from the door seals, that some coating on the rubber seals was removed in the pre-delivery process. The reason for my question was to determine how prevalent is this issue with other owners.

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BMW 3 Series F30 (2012-2019)

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CategoryCars and Sedans
Starting Price $57,430
TransmissionAutomatic
Drive TypeRear Wheel Drive (RWD)
Fuel TypeDiesel and Petrol
Wheels18" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars
Fuel Consumption5.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.0L
Max Power135kW @ 6500rpm
Max Torque270Nm @ 1350-4600rpm
Country of ManufactureGermany
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)
Release dateFeb 2012
Discontinuation dateFeb 2019
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