2008 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

2008 BMW 3 Series Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"power" 38 reviews
"ride" 33 reviews
"handling" 26 reviews
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"brakes" 9 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 9 reviews
"power" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"high maintenance" 7 reviews
"seat" 5 reviews

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2008 BMW 3 Series 328i Review
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This car is comfortable and performs well!

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Maintenance is overpriced.

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Bmw 328i 2008 — You are getting a very good entry level luxury sedan for a very low price. This car performs! If you are not participating in a race, 328's power and handling is amazing! Sporty and at the same time luxurious. Never had a problem with a cargo space...luggage, rims and tires, small furniture....all fits in! If a driver has long legs (like I do ;) ) there may be not enough space at the back. Maintenance is a bit expensive. "Ok" on fuel.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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fastframe writes:
2008 BMW 3 Series 328xi Wagon Review
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It is a BMW 3 Series

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None that I can think of !

fastframe
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Best Everyday Car If You Can't Fit Everything In Your Porsche — If you have to carry things or folks that just can't fit in your Porsche, then this is the car for you. The 2008 328ix touring (small wagon) was the last of the six's, with power, fit and finish that you look for from BMW. It is the same size as the other 3 Series sedans, but in the wagon style it has more load room than BMW's X3 . Above all it is a real 328ix with all wheel drive, style, comfort, good gas mileage, safety and performance !

Primary Use: Family transportation

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TrentOSU writes:
2008 BMW 3 Series 335i Coupe Review
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The car is great..more than enough power at an affordable price (without the $70-$80k) price tag, fuel efficient for what you get (21-22mpg in town) and (28-30) on the free way. Comfortable inside, adjustable seats, navigation that's accurate and provides a great experience. Overall efficient, clean, powerful yet refined, a great package for the price.

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It is a coupe..so the backseat space isn't huge, but for how BMW designed the backseat in this car...it's not bad at all.

TrentOSU
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Clean, Refined, Affordable, Amazing Warranty, And An Overall Classy Sports Car — It was clean, fun to drive, sleek and the black really pops! Easy to maintain, not as expensive as everyone says these cars are..BMW has had great customer service and has been much appreciated. I definitely will choose another BMW for my next car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ajaf316i writes:
2008 BMW 3 Series 335xi Coupe Review
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Power, handling, general driving abilities and feel

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price, maintenance

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335xi — This is a driver's car, and while I have rated it average in some aspects, let's remember that those ratings would only hold true compared to the average car. In other words, this wasn't designed to be a cost efficient family car. It's a thoroughbred sports car. So the only stuff that matters is what it does well that a sports car should, everything else is a bonus. Superb on gas btw, if you feel like just cruising on the highway at around 60 mph, I have seen consumption as good as 38 mpg for a trip. I did a 50 mile drive once just cruising, slapped it into 6th and let it go at just around 60. Extremely enjoyable because of how well it settles on the road, mind you, it is a stiff ride and is not comfortable in the city. Again, it's got the features of a thoroughbred sports car, so don't compare it to your camry or heck don't even compare it it's sedan counterpart, because the only thing the two share are the name. Their purposes and parts other than (barring the engine, gearbox etc.) are completely different, which is sort of why now BMW decided to slash out the 3 coupe and just call it the 4. Maintenance is painful, it's German and everything about it is expensive. Spark plugs set me back 350 dollars. You get the idea. Overall, if you want driving reward, close your eyes and buy one. If you have other things that matter just as much, test drive it a couple of times, you may just end up with the sedan, definitely wouldn't recommend this for anyone seating more than 2 adults all the time. The backseats are good compared to other coupes, but unless everyone in your family is young and under 5'10.. things get tight.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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kimmarc723 writes:
2008 BMW 3 Series 328i Coupe Review
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Everything you expect from a BMW.  Great handling, acceleration and looks!!!

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No up to date technological features!! No navigation!!

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Ultimate Driving Machine!!! — Nothing to really dislike about the car. It is a great looking car, with great acceleration and great looks. Roomy for me as I am only 5' 7" but I guess most cars would be roomy for me!! Lol. Really enjoy driving it and get compliments on it all the time. Limited rear seating but not may back seat riders these days!! Overall a great car!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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EnthusiastAutoSales writes:
2008 BMW 3 Series 335i Coupe Review
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5

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Tons of torque

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Fly through gas!

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Sporty, Quick And Stylish — After owning for 6 years and 120,000k miles, absolutely still love this car. The amount of torque these motors make down low is phenomenal. Averaging 20mpg is great too! BMW out did themselves with the N54 335i. Love this car!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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oswegomotors writes:
2008 BMW 3 Series 335xi Review
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The handling is amazing.

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None.

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Fantastic Bmw!! — Very clean car that handles wonderfully and I can be confidant that it is a very safe vehicle for my family. The interior is definitely driver friendly -- great German engineering. The speed and agility is always on par with the best of the best.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertible SULEV Review
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This car gets A LOT of attention no matter where I go. It's a sharp looking car!

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Not a lot of room for passengers in the back seat. If that is not a concern for someone, then this would be great for them.

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Hot Tamale — I love that this car is so versatile. It has the function of a car and the fun of the convertible. It's like having two cars in one. The car is very powerful has quick acceleration. It's extremely stylish and easy to drive. It is very comfortable and roomy (unless you are in the back). The adjustable seats are great and I love the 3 levels of heated seats.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Andrew writes:
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Fast and powerful with a very sleek look

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Gas and maintenance can be expensive. Decent cargo space

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Monster On The Road, Baby In The Garage — Very fast and powerful vehicle that needs to be babied. Cargo space is decent but don't expect a whole lot. The engine works best when you use premium gas from the pump. The white finish and red interior add to the vehicles sleek look.

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bobkat writes:
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Just like the commercials say - it is absolutely fun to drive. BMW says Premium fuel is required, however it will run just fine on good quality of Regular or Mid-Grade gas.

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Unfortunately, we must have had the bad one in the bunch. It spent more time in the shop than all the cars we have had combined.

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2008 Bmw 335-i Coupe — When this car was not in the shop - it was a blast to drive. The handling and performance were fantastic. The quality of construction - fit and finish, were great. It had very good highway and city mileage that were a little above EPA estimates.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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