2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan User Reviews
- $14,291 - $19,080
- Great on gas ,good acceration, overall worth the price
- Had a Mercedes 240, Card doesn't carry MB mystic
sterring colum control are tricky, oil changes are hassel many places won't mess around with allumium block some not equip with drain port. doesn.t carry charm of Mercedes but I will state it is a much better riding auto. Had two MB this si my first BMW and I have ridden in the most expensive MB and BMW ride is better...read morehide
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- push start button,seat warmers,Bose system,2 drivers seat memory
- accleration time
I have this car in Titanium Silver with Dakota leather interior. This is the ultimate driving machine! It's got everything you need in a car! seat warmers,automatic windshield wipers ,great sound system,but best of all the handling is superb. The only little drawback is the acceleration time was about 6 seconds slower than my husband's Acura TL-Type S. But we just drove from Atlanta to Biloxi,MS and it was a joy to drive in because the highway gas mileage was great.I would say the best feature in this car is that you feel safe, in control,and the stainless steel and leather interior gives it a little more power....read morehide
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- Good fuel economy, spectacular handling, quiet, tight european ride.
- Not worth the money. Poorly assembled.
I picked up this 328xi in Nov. 2007. It now has 13,000 miles. The car has great handling, tight ride and good fuel economy. My car has a rattle in the dashboard every time the car goes over an expansion joint on the highway. I brought the car back to the dealer 3 times for repair. Each time they assured me it was repaired the noise came back a day later. I tried calling BMW corporate but they referred me back to the dealer for service. I tried a different dealer to service the noise but they couldn't fix it either. I fixed the rattling noise my self by wedging wooden door shims between the top of the steering column and the bottom of the dashboard. This completely solved the problem. It looks aweful but the repair I did eliminates the noise. When you're paying $500+ a month on lease payments that rattling noise sounds like a freight train running directly past you. There is so much talk about the American Car manufacturers not being responsive to customers, I think BMW company is in the same category. Right now I think my next car will be from a different manufacturer....read morehide
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- Good fuel economny, great pickup, handles and rides like a dream, great fit and finish
- Could have a more intuitive media interface, pricey.
After many months of reviewing and test driving many sports sedans, I finally settled on a fully loaded, non-navigation 335i. This is after test driving the G35, Lexus I350 and having a 2008 Honda Accord V6. The Accord is reliable, spacious, but very ordinary. I found the G35 to have an attractive styling, electronics and power. However, it had an artificial and unrefined ride. The Lexus I350 was typically smooth for a Lexus, but leaves the driver disengaged from the driving experience.
I found the BMW 335i to be the best sports sedan driving experience I have ever had. One automotive review said it best in that "BMW just gets it right" when it comes to the 3 series. The car is compact enough that the car feels sporty, yet has enough room to comfortably fit 4 adults and a childs carseat with 3 adults if need be. The seats and ergonomics of the driver position in the sports package are perfect. The leather feels like quality. The problem with most cars today is that there is so much plastic in the construction, you often wonder with that plastic will hold together over the course of time. The superb fit and finish of the 335i gives you confidence that things will last beyond the warranty. The torque and transmission are the best I've experienced. The styling is sharp, but could be improved upon. For a $45K+ car, it often does not stand out from the daily commuters. With the non-navigation you have to learn to standard 3-series radio configuration to navigate your iPod, phone, radio tuner, etc. At first, it's not very intuitive. I have a 2008 GMC which IMHO have the perfect command console of any car I've driven. All of the buttons are intuitive, where they should be and don't require a manual to figure out how to use them. BMW needs to work on this. It's nearly 2009 and there using 1998 interface. My last, but not least of my complaints is that BMW should stop nickle and diming their costumers on options. They should completely drop the "leatherette". You can't call your car a "luxury" sports sedan and make cars with plastic leather-like seats, no matter how good they feel. There should be 3 packages, with "luxury" standards (leather and power seats, ipod interface, etc). Other than the above mentioned, this is the best sports sedan out there, with room for improvement....read morehide
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- Looks Great, sounds great, fast, fast, fast
- My driver seat clicks when i break and accerlarate
I upgraded from a 328i coupe to the 335i sedan and I love this car. It might not be the most luxurious are out there but it does not need to be. You want luxury go and bu an Es Lexus. The 335I is a sports sedan not a luxury sedan. I the ride is not to rough or noisy.Yes run flats are expensive but you should know what your getting in to and should not be surprised when you have to replace the tires. In addition there is not a single sports car out there that has cheap tires. Go test drive a 335I you will fall in love......read morehide
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- Great pickup when exiting into a highway. Excellent maneuverability. You can feel the road.
- The tire "hub caps" are too detailed and difficult to get cleaned. And the seatbelt bothers my neck
I love my car because it has a distinct front design that change minimally from year to year. I like the theft security key and locks. It could need more leg room but it's easy to find parking space.
The car is reliable. I like the fact that it remembers my driving position, mirrors and seat!...read morehide
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- Handling like a race car
This car is exciting to drive. It has convinced me BMW is the car to have. Handles like it is part of the road. Can not even tell when the gears automatically shift. It is that smooth.
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- Worth the price of admission
- I couldn't afford a 335 but I didn't feel bad
A 335 would have been what I really wanted, but couldn't afford one, but you can get all the options in a 328 and save 5 grand....still got a Bimmer..excellent power..I drive is awsome.....BMW's dealler net work is kinda lacking..but other than that SPOT on
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