2009 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

2009 BMW 3 Series Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"power" 24 reviews
"handling" 16 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"tires" 3 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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kmurlless writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertible Review
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5

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Sedan and convertible all in one! Rear seat area is great for additional cargo space.

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small trunk, when top is down. Low road clearance.

kmurlless
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Great Sedan/convertible Combo! — We traded our 2011 BMW Z4 for this 2013 328I hard-top convertible. we really enjoy having a bit more space for small luggage. Now we can go on weekend trips! The Z4 handled a little bit better, but the 328 is a crossover that gives us a nice sedan for work, or in bad weather.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ADebelius writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 335xi Coupe Review
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4

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Fast, Lots of potential, German built

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Not a lot

ADebelius
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Good Car — This is the second one I have bought of the same model. I love the standard BMW options along with all the extras it has. The engine is overbuilt and can last for a long time. It has the updated i drive which works a lot better than the previous generation.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nothing handles like a BMW. Period.

crsinco writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 328i Coupe Review
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5

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Super fun to drive. Semi-practical every day driver.

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Pricey to maintain.

crsinco
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Its A Bimmer — Everything great and less than great you have heard is true. Fantastically balanced, you are always in control, and it makes driving a true joy. With summer tires it sticks to the road fantastically. But not cheap. So far so good, just some maintenance and a few warranty fixes.

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Klconnollyrn writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 335xi Coupe Review
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4

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Lots of power, incredible tight handling, looks.

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Maintenance costs/ down time and the steering wheel blocks the taller drivers (6'1" female) view of the 45 mph-85 mph speedometer markings (just a pet peeve).

Klconnollyrn
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I Would Absolutely Love This Car....if I Ever Got To Drive It. — This car is incredibly fun to drive, especially around curves and has lots of get up and go. Unfortunately, it has been in the shop....a lot. I worked very hard to get this car and I do tend to baby it. If something feels or sound off, I take it to my BMW dealer. Although I have taken it in for issues as minor as the electric drivers seat not working properly or a strange sound coming from muffler, I have also had it in the shop for several episodes of leaking engine seals, replacing the engine, and a full power steering overhaul. Had I not bought the extended warranty, this would have been extremely expensive! It must also be said that after finding evidence the dealers body shop cutting corners, I have changed to a different dealership and have had no further issues, although it has only been a month. My 100,000 mile extended warranty expires in March and I will be trading in this car for one with lower miles that is still under warranty. A friend of mine has the same model and year as I do and has had no problems. I love the way this car drives so much that I am seriously considering letting BMW have a chance to redeem themselves.

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

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1978TA writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 328xi Review
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Good Looking car -

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Unreliable - gas gauge problems - turn signal failures (LED) -Steering repair. Tires were awful so I replaced them before they wore out.

1978TA
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Not Worth The Money — The fuel economy is not bad for a car with adequate power. It just is not reliable for the money. I expected a lot better reliability but have had it into the dealer more than I would like. So glad I bought the extended warranty past the 50K miles. The gas tank fuel level senders went out right after it hit 52K miles and I ran out of gas during rush hour on the freeway. Dangerous but not uncommon problem with these.

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moisesfuentes13 writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 328xi SULEV Review
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5

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The car has no scratches or swirls,dings,dents,etc. at all.
3.0 liter in-line v6 gives it a smooth ride.

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Little trunk space.
Stiff suspention

moisesfuentes13
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Showroom Car — I loved the attention i get when i drive the car. I loved feeling luxurious with the interior and smooth engine response. I love the way the car moves exactly the way you want it to with very impressive throttle response and excellent handling. The car is very fun to drive and the brakes is the impeccable. The car feels very safe.

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BimmerKid writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 328xi SULEV Review
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Safe, powerful, great handling in snow, fuel efficient, great on maintenance

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Nothing

BimmerKid
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The Ultimate Driving Machine — Beware: once you go BMW you'll never have the taste for anything else. The car is solid, fast, fuel efficient, looks great and very reliable. What mostly impressed me is its performance in heavy snow with all season tires. I'll never drive anything else.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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whaler23 writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 328xi Review
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4

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Great handling X Drive, remember to disengage DTC when requiring powering out of a snowdrift, etc...  Smooth and powerful, fast, great sound system, easy to use I drive.

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Back seat room tight, a bit noisy in my opinion, lack of nice cupholders, don't like pull out of dash rings.

whaler23
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Great Handling Sports Sedan For A Couple With A Small Dog — Overall the X drive is a great car for daily driving and all around fun. Smallish back seat is expected in a 3 series, however, most understand the size and if back seat room is essential then consider a 5 Series. AWD is great in all conditions. Lack of cupholders in console is disappointing.

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JarrettCrum writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 335i Convertible Review
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Great Handling and Power, great lines and style

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Trunk space somewhat limited when top retracted

JarrettCrum
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Awesome! — Outstanding car with great handling. Sporty and stylish. A real eye catcher. Hard to find a convertible with this style top and feel of security. New tires handle the pavement well with grip allowing for quick take offs and stops.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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