Hi there, just registered,
I'm a VW fan - Have 2 Mk2 Golf GTIs, but am now looking to move on to a BMW. Am a keen home mechanic so servicing and maintenance not really an issue.
Unfortunately I'm rather picky about what I'm after so need some advice. I'll be getting a diesel, from around 1998 - 2004 kind of age, basically I want something that has decent power but will also be good on fuel as I will be using it for commuting.
I've roughly narrowed it down to; a 320d, 330d or 530d
Would love a 6 cylinder but insurance would probably disagree!
However, looking at the specs of the 320d, the engine seems pretty decent and not a million miles off the specs of the lower end 6 cylinder models.
Providing its quicker than my Golf I'd be happy! Is 45 mpg average a realistic expectation from a 4cyl diesel?
Thanks, and excuse my lack of knowledge of beemers!