2011 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

2011 BMW 3 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 36 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" 24 reviews
"handling" 14 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"speed" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 6 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"high cost" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 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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LaneyB writes:
2011 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive Wagon Review
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It is a great car and drives like  a sports car

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none

LaneyB
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Superb! — The BMW Wagon is all wheel drive and it drives like a sports car but has the features of a BMW and it is solid. It is quick and handles great. We can fit groceries in easily and it looks great too. It's a nice versatile car that we can drive out to dinner or out in the country.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jeremiah writes:
2011 BMW 3 Series 335i Review
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Corner Carver, fast yet able to get 31MPG when you need to.

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Run-flat tires make up for a harsh ride.

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Your Daily Dose Of Adrenaline — The perfect balance between a sports car and a family sedan. I love the handling and the throttle response when you need it. Provides my daily dose of adrenaline in my morning commute. Who needs coffee when you have this?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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gasewicz writes:
2011 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive Review
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Great torque curve, heavy steering, well balanced, good materials

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Heavy, run flats easily destroyed, BMW interiors are a little staid

gasewicz
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Great All Weather Car — This is a great compromise car for people wanting something sporty and somewhat luxurious, but still four door practical and driveable in all climates. I owned it while living in Denver and had no trouble with snow, ice and mountain driving. The turbo spools up quickly providing a wealth of torque from very low rpm which makes it very conducive to every day driving. One of my favorite cars I've ever owned.

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ms2406 writes:
2011 BMW 3 Series 328i Review
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excellent drive

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high maintenance for non warranty vehicles

ms2406
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Bmw — This is once of best cars. You can have better feel when drive this car and excellent breaks and higher safety rating. This is V6 engine which has more power and more horse power. It's appearance is very nice. Good car to drive.

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2012 BMW 3 Series Reviews

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2010 BMW 3 Series Reviews

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2009 BMW 3 Series Reviews

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