2011 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

2011 BMW 3 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 30 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 20 reviews
"handling" 13 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"speed" 7 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
CONS
"ride" 5 reviews
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"high cost" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Russ writes:
2011 BMW 3 Series 328i Review
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Fun yet conservative car at legal speeds so far (still in break-in period lol).

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A coupe or convertible would be more fun!

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I May Buy This One At The End Of The Lease So I Guess I Like It. — When the transmission is set to "sport" mode the car runs aggressively...very nice throttle tip in and shift points. During deceleration the car does not freewheel but acts much more like a manual driven correctly, down shifting as the car slows to a stop so that it is always poised to accelerate. With the "normal" gear selection the transmission up shifts just a little too quickly, although the torque curve of the 3.0 is flat enough not to bog the car down. I like the space gray color as it is close to the sterling gray on the 2011 Mustang GT which I really wanted but the lease deals were no where near compatible to BMW's offerings. I am very happy with the standard features of the car and the only two items I am not happy with are the run-flat tires, however I was lucky to have the Contis vs. the Bridgestones. I want my Extreme Contact DWS from my previous BMW and I will take a chance on a flat. At least give us a choice BMW! I have driven the car a whopping 400+ miles in the first month so I will save further comments until I have at least 3K miles on her.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2500HD writes:
2011 BMW 3 Series 328i Review
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fun

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Nothing

2500HD
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Great Car — This is a great car. It is built solid and is fun to drive. Acceleration and handling is great. The four year/50,000 mile warranty maintenance is also a big plus. Everyone we know who has seen this car or ridden in it love it and would like to own one.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Luknerc writes:
2011 BMW 3 Series 335is Coupe Review
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Great vehicle all around, drives well, comfortable, fast, and agile. Along with it being fun to drive it looks great with the upgraded trim and wheels.

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The gas is not the best but it really depends on how you drive. If you drive more aggressive, then it does not do well with the mpg. The other con would be it is not meant to be for families that need transportation.

Luknerc
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The Closest Thing To An M3 — This is a great car for anyone looking for a 3 series BMW. The extra 25HP really does make a difference from the plain 335. It is an athletic vehicle and looks great. This is the closest car to an M3 that an individual can own, while not having to spend over $50,000. All around this is a great car to own.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Crewdog00 writes:
2011 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive Review
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Handling is amazing, and power is there when you need it. Gas station visit is once per week.

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It's a lot of money to buy one, but worth every penny.

Crewdog00
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The Ultimate Driving Machine Is Perfect For This Car. Amazing! — I love everything about my car. It's got all the right bells and whistles and it drives perfect. I test drove a lot of cars and nothing performed like the 3 series. The car isn't cheap, but you get what you pay for. Anyone who says they rather have something else is only saying that based on PRICE. The cheapest product isn't always the best. Hence why BMW and Apple do so well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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B_Rad writes:
2011 BMW 3 Series 335d Review
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Driving experience

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Kinda small

B_Rad
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Zippy Hippie Car — So fast ,so tight .Everything said about the 3 series is true.You feel the responsiveness from your grip of the wheel to the seat of your pants.So connected to the road ,like your on a rail.The D combines 425 fp of torque with 36 mpg economy.Also, the BMW dealership seems to be very accommodating .So far,not so good,GREAT.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Pascal writes:
2011 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive Coupe Review
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Everything

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Paint chips during winter driving.

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Awesome, Best Car I've Owned. — Awesome car, I would recommend it to anyone who wants a vehicle with performance, comfort and handling as well as looks. I have never driven a car this fun to drive. If you're going to drive it in the winter check for paint chips as the paint is soft. For that price, I love it.

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

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Peter writes:
2011 BMW 3 Series 328i Review
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4

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Awesome driving machine.  Handles well.

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Accelerator a little slow off the line.  More of a "how to drive it" issue than car issue.

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The 328i Is A Fun, Fast And Reliable Vehicle — 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 and my wife enjoys it when I take her "on a date" - sure beats the minivan she drives.

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taylorsmith85 writes:
2011 BMW 3 Series 328i Review
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Fun car to drive.  Looks great.

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Little leg room in the back seat if big people are in the front.

taylorsmith85
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Awesome Car — The car drives great. Feels like it should be on a track with lots of curves. The M package on it gives it a lot of attention. The only con for the car is the back seat is small if you put the front seats all the way back. It is still a luxury sports car that can haul children in the back perfectly. Great car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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japaneseauto1 writes:
2011 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertible SULEV Review
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the car runs great, best handling, love how the hard top close within 40 seconds.

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there is nothing bad to talk about this car..

japaneseauto1
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This Car Is One My Best Car I Ever Had,, Loved It Everything About It.. — i like the sporty of this car, and luxury its two in one,, its little small than other coupes but its convertible this is the best thing about this beautiful car,,, best handling , great on gas, ran flat tires, hd head lights, navigation, bluetooth and shift paddle..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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PerformingImports writes:
2011 BMW 3 Series 335i Coupe Review
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Just a bad ass car all around!

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Squeaky brakes!

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Performing Imports Trac Car — Our car show car. A beast of a car! Precision tuning and performance, enhanced to perfection! The perfect family car and race car at the same time! Fun to drive, fun to own, fun to race, just FUN all around!

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2014 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Best All Around Car Money Can Buy (maybe A Bit Too Much Money, Though) By dieselbos

After driving my 2010 Jetta Sportwagen for 50,000 miles, I test drove the new 328d that BMW was finally offering in North America. I was looking for an automatic for my daily commute (my Jetta was a ... Read More

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2013 BMW 3 Series Reviews

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

I bought this car to have something more family friendly than my Porsche Boxster S. The Boxster absolutely has better handling and is more fun to drive, but the 335i is FAR more practical and still p... Read More

This Car Is "ok", But Not The Bmw I Would Want By luvalo

See each of the pros/cons. BMW makes a very good car, but I would not buy/lease the 3, nor the 4 Series, again. If you want a BMW sport, the 1 & 2 Series are best for that. If you want Luxury, t... Read More

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2012 BMW 3 Series Reviews

It's The Honda Accord Of Our Age By Aaron

It's a perfectly reasonable car. Goes fast when you want it too, uses less gas when you want that. Back seat is big enough so the kids don't complain. Just wish it were a bit less bland. I used to... Read More

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

Perfect car for a couple....not a great car for a family of 4 I really enjoyed this car, but honestly it is not a perfect car for a group of 3-4 people ..... If you're just a couple and and don't have... Read More

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2010 BMW 3 Series Reviews

This Car Made Me A Loyal Bmw Customer! By tstar69

Appreciate the handling of this model. The turbo boost gives plenty of power. High performance luxury sports car that delivers. The feel behind the wheel is smooth, solid, tight, and gives the driv... Read More

Sport And Utility In Perfect Size By Valery

Excellent combination of sport and utility. Ultimate sport wagon. Great response, dynamics, steering feedback. Great cargo volume. All-in-all - everything you need from the car: power, capacity, handl... Read More

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2009 BMW 3 Series Reviews

Showroom Car By moisesfuentes13

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 impressi... Read More

Not Worth The Money By 1978TA

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 ... Read More

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