2007 BMW 3 Series Sedan
There are 16 user reviews for the 335xi trim shown below
- what a car- well built-what a pleasure to drive-you are one with the road
- not a lot of hi-tech stuff-traditional trim- but its all about that BMW ride!
What a great experience in driving! You are one with the road in your own world
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- Acceleration, Handling, SEEEXY!
- Nothng yet
I also traded in my Audi S4. Not sure what the other former S4 owner is talking about. The 335xi is faster, sticks in the corners better, gets a couple MPG more, and is about 3 grand cheaper. Also offers more options/color combinations. Oh yea, better resale value too. No-brainer in my book. After driving Audis for the last 17 years, finally made the switch. Love my new Bimmer. Audi made two big mistakes - going away from the twin turbo V6, and upping their price....read morehide
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- Performance, Ride, Looks, Feel
- Small glove box and center console
I own a Lexus SC430 Coupe and a Lincoln Navigator. My wife's Jag X- Type's lease ended so we needed to replace it. We test drove the Mercedes C300, the Lexus ES350, and a BMW 328xi. We both felt the BMW was the car for her. The 1st dealer had no 335's in stock. I went to the Dealer on the east side of town to get a second quote on a 328 and asked to take a test drive in a 335. All I can say is that was a $4,000 test drive. The car just blew me away. With it's combination of performance, handling. comfort, and superior quality it truely is The Ultimate Driving Machine. The only problem I have is I hardly get to drive it, but when I do.....What a treat!...read morehide
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- Fast and Powerfull. Great corning and stop.
- MPG , Floor Mat
I like it very match compared to my BMW 525 `04. The 335xi drives smooth when roads are smooth, but I live in Michigan sometimes you feel ride is too harsh. MPG not great in city. Floor mat on driver side moving they do not stick to the floor so ends up blocking the clutch and breaks pedals. All in all so far it has been a great car, good looking on the outside and luxry on the inside the most powerfull....read morehide
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- Power to spare and smooth transmission shifts
- Rough ride with sport pkg and needs oil every month and reliability issues
Great driving car. I like it very much compared to my Audi A4 I just traded in. I got it fully loaded so I can talk about everything. I love the large nav screen but its very complicated to operate. I still have no idea how to adjust anything on the radio without going through 2 or 3 levels of computer tourture. Everyone I let drive this car loves the sound the engine makes and how fast it is its unbelieveable to experience like driving a rocket. The car drives great when the roads are smooth but where I live we have many cracked up roads and it makes my kidneys hurt after an hour drive so the ride is definitely tooo harsh. The other problems I encountered were a persistant low level of oil that seems to get burned up too fast. I noticed the door trim was also loose and coming off the post which is something unexpeted in a $45k car. When parked overnight at a friends house, it refused to start the next morning and needed to be towed away which is also unexpected for such a car and a sad sight to see like a child being taken to the hospital! The power seats dont do what I always want and sometimes push me into the wheel and dont stop. I think this is a serious problem. The all wheel drive seems to make strange noises especially when its cold and I turn then it makes the sound of metal on metal grinding noise which the dealer has to fix this week. I also noticed a few rough starts and the idle went boom bumpboom and I thought it was about to stall out then I gave it some gas and it was ok. The rear seat is nonexsistant but the front is very comfortable. The doors close very solidly sounding. The gas goes fast though. I'm not the best in math but I guess its about 15 mpg average between highway and city driving which is mostly highway so its a bit alarming but I hope that goes away when the car is not new and tight. The dealership could be more friendly and I had to wait sometime (2 hours) before I could get a loaner car which I now needed 3 times in 3 months so I hope it wont become a habit. I also noticed the sunroof seemed to not close 100% and a bit of water came in the cabin. Looking at it closer I noticed the glass does not line up and the seals are loose. So other than some quality issues and reliability issues I like the car. I have to see if I still like it after the 3 year lease is up to get another one. Right now I'm not liking the quality and reliabilty issues....read morehide
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- Comfort, Acceleration, Looks, Space
- City MPG (who cares), Weird Second Gear, Driver-side Floor Mat
Had my 335xi delivered from Germany not so long ago. I must say that this car has been more excitement than I expected.
Of course, the BMW options come out very expensive once you add them all up. However, I do not see this car with leatherette seats. Also, for all people fascinated by gadgets and electronics, iDrive is a must. By getting an iPOD/USB adapter you can copy all of your mp3s to a hard drive and have them sorted on the iDrive screen. Choose the album, artist or genre you want to play.
The iDrive interface is very simple in my opinion. I have found most features without even looking at the manual. You can change pretty much everything in how the car behaves. I have also found the Comfort Access system to be quite amusing.
The power under the hood is breath-taking. Even in 4th gear at very low RPMs you feel head-jerking acceleration if you press the gas hard. I haven't taken it above 4,000 RPM yet, but what I've felt already is truly rewarding.
One thing that strikes me as odd is the driver-side floor mat. It is horrible. I wouldn't recommend anybody to purchase the mats from the dealership. The problem with it is that it does not stick to the floor, so after 5-10 minutes of driving it ends up blocking the clutch and break pedals and spoiling your driving experience. I took it out at all. I will go to the dealership and complain about it, but I doubt that will get me anywhere. I might end up buying after-market mats. Stock ones are dangerous.
Also, think about adding a spoiler for convenience sake. You absolutely cannot see the rear end of the car while backing up. Or you can add the parking aid option. However, in my opinion, a spoiler would work just as well.
All in all, so far it has been a great vehicle. Beautiful on the outside, luxurious on the inside, and on top of all unbelievably powerful....read morehide
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- realy confy.
- preformance not that good
i traded in my S4 and i would love to go and get it back. i have been driving this car for three weeks and i realized that the turbos are not as good as the v8. it doesn't corner as half as good as the S4. i think my wife loves it and i will pass it to her.
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- AWD surefootedness w/o understeer, turbo power w/o lag, the BEST w/o doubt
- Zero to speeding ticket in no time flat, causes car obsession
You've probably already read about the awesome performance of the twin turbo engine paired with BMW handling and how it's installed in a premium sedan. What you probably don't know is how xDrive improves the package. Coming from a 330xi and living where I do, AWD is a must for me (once you own one, there is no going back). While the '01 330xi was a great winter driving car, on dry pavement with its fixed torque split set up (38% front - 62% rear) understeer happened early around corners and low speed cornering had that 4 X 4 front wheel skid effect. The xDrive in the 335xi can transfer 100% of the torque to the front or rear axle instantaneously as soon as wheel slippage, understeer or oversteer occurs. By default, it has a 60/40 split favouring the rear, giving the car a rear driven feel. Around corners at high speeds the car just drills down without a spec of understeer. You can manauever around parking lots like a rear wheel driven car. And best of all, you can mash the peddle to the metal and ALL that torque and power from the 300 hp+ engine bites the pavement without so much as a chirp from the tires.
The summer was a blast. As for winter, all I can say is - let it snow let it snow let it snow....read morehide
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- accleration, value, reliability, features, brakes
after i got rid of my 2008 mercedes benz c300 that was a total nightmare it stayed in the shop for numerous serious problems i recently purchased a 2007 335i and all i can say is i love it. this car is a joy to drive and it has never given me any problems aver it has excelent brakes and i really cant complain i already put 21k miles on it and i have had no problems evrer since i got it. i drive about 70 miles to work each day which is alot but im in a pickle right now so i figured i might as well enjoy my commute i leased the new 08' benz c300 but it drove cheap and had horrible engine issues so stay away from that....read morehide
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- beautiful car on the outside
- a few unexpected problems
clanking noise comming from the belts after 10,000 km...had to have them changed. sun roof not working..got it repaired. "key" to start car not workign properly after 15,000 km..had that replaced too. Wow..imagine after the warranty expiring ! Get an extended warranty or get rid of the car when warranty expires...if not be prepared to dish out lots of $$ ....read morehide
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