2009 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

2009 BMW 3 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 43 reviews

  • 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" 27 reviews
"handling" 18 reviews
"ride" 14 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
CONS
"high maintenance" 4 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"tires" 3 reviews
"space" 3 reviews

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2009 BMW 3 Series 328i Review
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4

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Great handling, great features, a lot of power.

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Extremely small and uncomfortable backseat.

HopeLindsey
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Beautiful — The backseat. Small children are the only people who would be comfortable in the back. The cup holder is the middle seat, which means if you have three people in the back than you do not have a cup holder for them. Huge inconvenience.

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inboston writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 328xi Review
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5

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Performance, handling, reliability, styling

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maintenance cost

inboston
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Very Good Car To Own. Fun To Drive — Great car. Fun to drive. Excellent handling in wet,dry, snow. comfortable seats. Motor is smooth and powerful. Car responds quickly to all controls: gas, brake, steering. Styling is great. Maintenance is relatively expensive but you pay for what you get.

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CPR323 writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 335i Review
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Decent power and possible upgrades to add more. Aggressive look and smooth suspension.

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Lacks interior styling, electronics are very spotty and have issues at times. Higher maintenance costs

CPR323
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Fun Car To Drive And Upgrade — Car was more powerful than expected and has a few easy upgrades that can make the car more fun to drive. Handling is a little tight and not user friendly. Multiple electronic products defects and issues that can be a pain to deal with. Expect decent maintenance to continue use.

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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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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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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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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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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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2013 BMW 3 Series Reviews

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2012 BMW 3 Series Reviews

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2011 BMW 3 Series Reviews

An Amazing Machne By fotobaron

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