2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan
There are 9 user reviews for the 335i trim shown below
- LOOKS HANDLING POWER A SHOW STOPPER
- MANUFACTURER SHOULD HAVE A DRIVING COURSE
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These cars are powerful and can be hard riding on bad roads. You'll be in for a learning experience for sure. Driving is truly dialed in and I will have no other in the future except for possible upgrades well into the six figures and Italian. My coupe has the automatic, when in lies the problems. If you leave it alone and drive in automatic for a few months you'll be fine. Performance individuals should have a stick. The automatic is highly complex as the engine has rapid redline and a fuel shut off to keep from blowing the engine. The transmission is a second safeguard to keep from blowing the engine when you manually use first. Rapid turns in first under all out acceleration will be met with jolting automatic first to second bangshifts on occasions. Just hold back on the power until your coming out of the turn for adrenaline rushes beyond belief. Just keep remebering to put it back into drive to stay out of trouble. 7 months and I'm still learning. Respect your car. I am sure I would prefer 150 MPH better in this car than a Corvette. It is a E92 coupe after all....read morehide
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- Powerful..!! Sleak..!! Gorgeous..!! Insanely FAST..!!!
- You're kidding, right?!?
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I bought my Beamer (bright red!) in Amarillo, TX and I'm here to tell you that this vehicle is pure German genius on wheels!! I don't even know where to begin. I drove everything under the sun, over a period of 7-8 months, before making my decision... and nailed it with this car. Mine is loaded, with both the sport and premium packages... so the price tag was hefty at $50,000.... but SO worth every penny. And talk about a head turner. Can't even lure anyone into giving me any driving "smack" in traffic. Everyone backs off... won't even pull up next to "Red" at a light hardly. Very intimidating car, let me tell you. Very fast (0-6 in 4.8 seconds) and rock solid, but nimble, even at the top end (I've had her up to 130, but felt a little chicken and backed off before she topped out). Tremendous power!! I've fed dirt to the likes of Stangs, RLs, G37s (oh pleeeeze!!) and even the new sport Caddy's, Mercedes C-Class, and Camaro SS (yawn...). This is it folks. I've done your homework, no YOU go buy the car. It truly IS the ultimate driving machine and you won't be sorry you own one!...read morehide
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- Appearance & performance
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Yesterday I was in a head on collision with another car and my Beemer was completey crushed. The design of the car kept the impact from pushing the engine into the cab where we were & both front air bags deployed perfectly. The car is totalled & my wife & I feel very fortunate that we walked away from the accident without a scratch on us. I loved that car & I am going shopping for another one....read morehide
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- Fun to drive, good options list
- Reliability, poor help from BMW
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I bought one of the first 335 coupes to hit the dealers' lot thinking it would be a good replacement for the Cayman I had to trade.
At 2200 miles, the engine started leaking oil all over my garage. Had it towed into the dealer, and it took them two weeks to fix it. A month later, the leaking started again.
At 10k I was ready to lemon law the car... absolutely rediculous. BMW agreed to replace the engine w/ a new one, and sure enough I haven't had anything major in the 20k I've put on it.
Now that it's not a constant headache to own, it's proven to be a decent car, but it's definately NOT the "ultimate driving machine."...read morehide
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- Automatic transmission, sport package seats
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The lack of refinement and unpredictability of the automatic transmission detracts from an otherwise good car. The left side of the sport seats dig into my legs even though I?m 5?8? and 140lbs. Great car for the race track but not for everyday driving. If you are considering this car, first test drive the C350 sport and pay attention to how much more comfortable it would be to drive on a daily basis....read morehide
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- Fast, Powerful, Great Looking, Etc, Etc, Etc
- No option packages.
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There is a reason every car magazine and even other car manufacturers year after year rate or consider the BMW 3-series the gold standard ? because it is! BMW makes a great car and their free 50,000 mile service plan leaves others in the dust. I drive my car like it is a race car and I have averaged over 22 mpg since I have owned it (over a year). You get what you pay for! How can you go wrong with this 0 ? 60 in 4.8 seconds (Car and Driver Magazine rated) classy looking premium European sports car? You can?t! If you own one you love it, if you don?t own one than you are simply jealous of those who do and spend all your time writing negative reviews. If you can afford to test drive and buy one than you will understand why this is the gold standard!...read morehide
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- Good outlook, good handling.
- Dashboard problem, no spare tire...etc
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I'm very disappointed for my new BMW.
i just find the good exterior design of the BMW 335. and i find another many problem of my car.
1. old fashion design for interior,2. the wheel too small just 17" for 335 model, 16" for 328 model, too small.
3.no spare tire, 4. cup holders are terrible, cannot hold the when driving.
This is the bad value car, i won't buy the BMW again in my life....read morehide
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I am constantly amazed at the number of people that complain about the navigation/entertainment system in BMW's...instead of having to take your eyes off the road while trying to touch the navi screen or touch the console to change songs, all is done with a joystick type configuration!! I am thinking about leasing a Range Rover sport for 3 yrs to just give myself a chance to
drive an SUV and then go back to BMW sedan (I can't stand the X3 X5 looks for a man in his late 30's--definitely SUV's for women or older men) and I hesitate because supposedly RR has an excellent navi system, but again it is touch screen--which I am finding is mainstream--I guess I am just spoiled with BMW.
Anyone complaining about how difficult BMW navi/entertainment system is must be a few neurons short of a synapse because once you play with it a few times it is so easy and so safe to use while driving. If BMW navi system is the exception to all other navi systems in high-end SUV's and luxury cars, then I may not get a RR sport just for that reason alone...read morehide
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- Stunning look outside and inside; Excellent brakes and overall handling/ride tradeoff
- Counterintuitive controls; Strange steering feel w/ elctro opt; 15.7 MPG; questionable reliability
Some people say the BMW ride is a bit rough for them. I have to say for myself, it is the best tradeoff between handling and comfort I have seen on any car including other BMW's, although I admit it can be a bit rough with the optional sport package and run-flat tires, both of which I have. If you want smoothly soft handling, go for the Merc C class or Lexus ES350. Both are less sporty but smoother.
The look of the '09 is upgraded yet subtle. Only those who owned '07- '08 models would know the differences. I leased an '07 in '06 and enjoyed driving it. Now, I can say the reliability was quite poor but I over look those things because I am a 100% loyal BMW fan. Truth be told, most BMW's are very problematic after only a few years and all of mine were no exception. I hope this 2009 is better and the bugs are worked out.
Caution is needed though. If you plan on keeping this car buy the opt extended warranty- the repair costs for BMW after the factory warranty are over are astronomical! I spent $1700 for a new steering servo in my other BMW 528i and a ton of money on other items. The car ended up costing me more to keep it. My other BMW, an 05 X3 which was leased, was in the repair shop every two weeks no joking.
Also, don't expect gas to last. These beasts are thirsty. The read out says now 15.7 MPG and I have been doing some higway traveling. My 528i was even worse the whole 5 years I had it. Doubt I ever saw 16 MPG and they require premium gas.
The good points you know already- great brakes, handling and engine transmission, looks, etc. I throughly enjoy the entertainment package which is far better than '07 DVD based navi. Now you can store music in the built in hard drive instead of via the iPod connection. The navi screen is much brighter IMO and easier to use. So far I loaded about 600 songs but it still is a slow and tedious process.
The steering will take some time to get used to. Called 'Active Steering' it automatically changes direction by itself to fix your errors. Ask a dealer and test drive one with it first for few hundred miles. You may hate it as I do now after only two weeks.
Good Luck....read morehide
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