2009 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

2009 BMW 3 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 36 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" 23 reviews
"handling" 14 reviews
"ride" 10 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"tires" 3 reviews
"space" 3 reviews

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Hasan writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertible Review
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It's amazingly well rounded.

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If you have a large family, I wouldn't recommend it.

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It's My Favorite Car In The World :) — I love everything about this car! From the fact that it can change from a normal hardtop coupe to a convertible with the press of a button to the fact that it speeds like a prancing horse the second you step on the accelerator, everything about it screams beauty in motion.

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

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MorningMist writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 335xi Coupe Review
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Acceleration, Cabin room,

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Cup holders, Brake dust, Maintenance Costs

MorningMist
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Head Turning Coupe With Lots Of Power. — I originally went to BMW to purchase a 128i as a 3rd car to drive on the weekends. I drove it and liked it, but then drove a 135i and LOVED it. They didn't have the color I wanted in the 135i, so I looked at the 335ix and fell in love with the fact it had the same power (albeit a heavier car) and the bonus of xDrive. I am glad I went with the larger 3 series simply because of the extra cabin space and the back seat actually is quite spacious for my 13 and 10 years olds!

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

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Tim writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 328xi Review
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Handles great, great amenities

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A little on the expensive side, but if you can't afford it, don't drive it!

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General — Drives like a dream. Just turn it on and it goes for you. Takes getting used to when moving up from a lesser quality, but have been driving it for 1 day and has been nothing but a pleasure to drive.

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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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CS1960 writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 328i Coupe SULEV Review
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Great handling, robust engine, good braking and great engineering.

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The Coupe is really a 2 seater

CS1960
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Great Engineering And Performance — This 3 series is consistently build with great engineering, solid engine performance, good braking and ride. Typical German engineering and ergonomics, the coupe has great styling and finish. It delivers performance and safety at a good price and is an overall great buy.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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cmwehs writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 328xi Coupe Review
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This car is sweet

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No Nav

cmwehs
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Love At First Drive — This is a beautiful car inside and out. The car has Black Dakota Leather, Heated seats and steering wheel, Premium Package, Online information services, vice-command, IPod and USB adapter, retractable headlight washer, and much more. This car qualifies for the 6 year/100,000 mile BMW maintenance program through BMW dealership . This car is still under warranty until 12/31/2013 or 44,000 miles and qualifies for the 6 year/100,000 mile BMW maintenance program through BMW dealership .

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

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Brazman writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 328i Review
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Great fuel mileage compared to my previous pickup.  It handle great and has the power needed to get in and out of traffic.

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I can't pull my boat... :(

Brazman
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The Best Vehicle I Have Ever Owned — This is by far the best vehicle I have ever owned. As for BMW, the service is great and you can't beat the price when you have a service contract! I really enjoy the hands-free ability of using my cell phone. The stereo system sounds great and the ability to play my podcast is really awesome.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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rmjacksn writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 335xi Coupe Review
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Snap acceleration, no turbo lag

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Run flat tires contribute to a somewhat harsh ride

rmjacksn
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Crimson Red Rocket — Although the 335i xDrive is a bit heavy, mine has a six speed manual that is geared nicely 1 - 4 for city driving. Gears 5 and 6 are great for highway driving because they pair well with the 3.18:1 rear axle, keeping the revs down to 2400 rpm at 70 mph, enabling 25+ mpg. As with my previous BMWs, this 335i is well built, solid and quiet except the the run flat tires. No squeaks, no rattles, excellent fitment. My people have commented that it seats four comfortably. My old bones especially appreciate the heated seats and heated steering wheel during our midwest winters.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Artimus writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 335i Review
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Fuel economy is fantastic for a performance car.

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Tight as a family sedan.

Artimus
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Fantastic — This is the most impressive car I have ever owned. I can't say enough about the performance , handling and breaking capabilities . What impress me most is that If you can keep your foot out of it the gas milage is also impressive, over 20 around town and over 30 on the highway.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jkopf75 writes:
2009 BMW 3 Series 328i Review
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Hot Hot Hot! Great power and super tight handling!

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Poor fuel economy

jkopf75
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Red Head Turner — This is a great entry level BMW that is a blast to drive and gets a lot of looks. Beware of the police..they love red BMW's!! The 3 series has been one of Car and Driver's ten best for many years and its easy to see why once you've had the experience of driving it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2014 BMW 3 Series Reviews

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2013 BMW 3 Series Reviews

A Solid Car For Long Term Use. Beware Of Depreciation! By 2000BoxsterS

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2012 BMW 3 Series Reviews

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Is A 328i Coupe A Perfect Car For A Family? By bobymason

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2011 BMW 3 Series Reviews

The 328i Is A Fun, Fast And Reliable Vehicle By Peter

Truly there is not much to dislike. It drives very well. Has a solid feel from closing the door to taking a corner. Even the stereo sound great, especially with Sirius/XM. My kids love riding in it... Read More

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2010 BMW 3 Series Reviews

This Car Made Me A Loyal Bmw Customer! By tstar69

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