2008 BMW 3 Series User Reviews

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    2008 BMW 3 Series 335iReview
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    The Ultimate Package From The Ultimate Driving Machine — This is a great all around car - fun to drive, lots of equipment, lots of power, easy to modify in case I get bored with the power, and feels very safe at any speed. This is a huge concern seeing how my last car was t-boned by someone running a stop light.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fast and fun to drive, lots of options, great on gas

    Cons: none yet

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    2008 BMW 3 Series 328i CoupeReview
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    Sexy Looking Coupe. — I just purchased the car used. Overall I feel I got a good value. The drive home from the dealership was great. It has the Premium Package and Sport Packages. Perfect combination of features. Took me a little while to find it with a 6spd manual with low miles so I gave up having heated seats. Drives like its on rails and the staggered fitment of the wheels makes it awesome to take around turns.

    Pros: Smooth, well built powerful and comfortable.

    Cons: No heated seats without cold weather package. A-la-carte options drive up sticker price.

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    2008 BMW 3 Series 335i ConvertibleReview
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    The Ultimate Driving Machine — Beyond the hiccup of the 335I engine half power software issue,...this is a driver's car! The twin turbos give no hint of any lag when called upon. Power is consistent through the rpm range. Braking becomes shorter as the vehicle matures.

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

    Pros: Beautifully crafted and engineered car.  The aluminum convertible hardtop is truly a work of art.  

    Cons: Car goes to half power from time-to-time ...quirk of the 335i engine.

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    2008 BMW 3 Series 335iReview
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    My 335i — Very fun car to drive. Handles great, power is there when you need it or not. The brakes are fantastic. Never get one with out the sport package. Seats are perfect. Heated seats are great in the winter with leather

    Pros: Power and handling

    Cons: repair costs

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    2008 BMW 3 Series 328i ConvertibleReview
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    Professional — Love this car, just looking to upgrade to an off road vehicle. Great 1 Button top off feature. Fast , and turn on a dime suspension. Great car for everything commuting to and from work, or the weekends driving up and down the coast.

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

    Pros: Flashy, Reliable, Convertable

    Cons: Small

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    2008 BMW 3 Series 335i CoupeReview
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    Clean, Refined, Affordable, Amazing Warranty, And An Overall Classy Sports Car — It was clean, fun to drive, sleek and the black really pops! Easy to maintain, not as expensive as everyone says these cars are..BMW has had great customer service and has been much appreciated. I definitely will choose another BMW for my next car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The car is great..more than enough power at an affordable price (without the $70-$80k) price tag, fuel efficient for what you get (21-22mpg in town) and (28-30) on the free way. Comfortable inside, adjustable seats, navigation that's accurate and provides a great experience. Overall efficient, clean, powerful yet refined, a great package for the price.

    Cons: It is a coupe..so the backseat space isn't huge, but for how BMW designed the backseat in this car...it's not bad at all.

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    2008 BMW 3 Series 328i CoupeReview
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    "the Ultimate Driving Machine" — BMW is truly "the Ultimate Driving Machine". When you get behind the wheel of this car, you feel like you are piloting a complex work of art and solid all around. The clean lines/look of this vehicle makes it highly desirable and turns heads. I love most everything about this vehicle.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: BMW is truly "the Ultimate Driving Machine". When you get behind the wheel of this car, you feel like you are piloting a complex work of art and solid all around. The clean lines/look of this vehicle makes it highly desirable and turns heads. I love most everything about this vehicle.

    Cons: Being a Coupe(2-door), the interior of the vehicle is not as spacious as I'd like it to be. However, the back seats do offer plenty of room for anyone sitting in them, but not so much space for groceries or transporting larger items.

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    2008 BMW 3 Series 328xiReview
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    Bimmers — i like the all wheel drive and the reliability of the car don't like the fact that only have to put 91 octane gas to expensive now a days good handling and good materials inside of the car. with 16" tires the cars is a bit too low for my taste with 17" is where it feels better

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

    Pros: Reliable

    Cons: gas has to be 91 in order for it to run efficiently

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    2008 BMW 3 Series 335iReview
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    Power And Performance In A Sedan Is A Very Nice Combination Depending On Your Needs And Style. — I have been a big fan of the 335i since I purchased it. I did not fully appreciate the concept of a performance sedan until I drove this vehicle. This by no means is a muscle car and a more thrilling ride can be found in a number of other options. However the twin turbo v6 has a lot to offer and this is very fun to drive while feeling comfortable and somewhat luxurious. The new price range I find to be outside of what I am willing to pay for a vehicle however this has been a great certified new choice and I was able to find with under 30k miles for about 26k investment.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Power and performance in a sedan is a very nice combination depending on your needs and style.

    Cons: If you are paying out of pocket on maintenance it can be costly to work with a dealer, I would highly recommend locating a reputable certified mechanic, if you are under a warranty and maintenance plan through BMW then my experience has been very positive thus far.

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    Love And Hate —

    I loved this car when we first got it. It had everything my wife wanted. Power... 300+ horsepower with zero lag. AWD for driving in snow and Hill Descent Control. Refinement...quiet ride and no wind or road noise even at high speeds. Cool features like adaptive headlights that turned with the steering. Puddle Lamps in the bottom of the door handles that illuminated the area around the car when you unlocked it (looked way cool). Electric folding mirrors which came in handy in parking lots where people don't care about their own cars and just throw their doors open. It was awesome! Then the quirks started happening. Things I would expect from a high mileage car and things you wouldn't be too upset about with a high mileage car. But when these things start going south with only 50K on the odometer somethings rotten in Demark. Gaksets that weep fluid, hoses that weep fluid, fuel injectors that go bad randomly, finicky spark plugs (and hard to find), water pumps that wear out prematurely. The good thing is that the car can be worked on at home if you have some mechanic skills. But for a German car with a reputation for reliability, they somehow dropped the ball with the N54 and even the newer N55 motors. Here's hoping the newer Turbo charged 4 cylinder engines are better...what are the odds?

    Pros: Refinement. Nice touches that other car companies don't offer. Great lag free turbo charged power with lots of neck snapping torque. Good AWD system. Good brakes. Quiet. Great Headlights.

    Cons: Parts and Service are stupidly expensive (and I say this as a Porsche owner, BMW costs way more to buy parts and repair). Engine has tons of design flaws ie: High pressure fuel pumps, fuel injectors, spark plugs, head gaskets, oil filter housing gaskets, valve cover gasket, super expensive electric water pumps that wear out way too quick, and intake manifolds that get gunked up with carbon due to the DFI.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 BMW 3 Series Reviews

    Great Little Car But Can Get Pricey With Options By jodyrobe

    I love the front cabin, great handling, some power, nice looking exterior. I dislike that it appears to be catered to i-phone integration and not android. I will like more power. Should come with stan... Read More

    Good Little Sports Car And Good Power By jodyrobe

    needs more power and backseat space, like the interior cabin, dislike no android integration appears to be for i-phone only. This pretty much sums it up but a great little car. If you get all the opti... Read More

    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

    Great Car For The Wife To Get Tickets In By Bhoffma1

    I love the power delivery of the inline six cylinder. There is almost zero turbo lag and it feels like an NA car with a larger engine. I would prefer a manual transmission, but the eight speed autom... Read More

    2013 BMW 3 Series Reviews

    Nice Second Car By Drawbj17

    This is my Wife's car. It is Perfect for her. The technology is not seamless. There are Too many steps to change from device to device And to move around through the options. The ride is a little stif... Read More

    A Fun And Young Car By abhiga

    This car is fun to drive! The handling and acceleration are amazing. The hardtop is a great feature, making the car usable all-year round. When the roof is closed, it's like driving a sports car. When... Read More

    2012 BMW 3 Series Reviews

    Dreamdriver - Total Driving Immersion By turquoisea

    I loved everything about this car, from the amazing interior with dazzling lights, phenomenal sound system, spot on handling and smooth ride, super comfortable seats, voice command. Not a lot of room... Read More

    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

    2011 BMW 3 Series Reviews

    Performance Oriented, Capable Daily Driver By jff011377

    Refined & very capable performance coupe. I have driven 12+ hours without getting fatigued. I have driven at autocross events & on a high speed road course track. The car is very fun to drive & in ... Read More

    An Amazing Machne By fotobaron

    Great power, great performance, great handling (hydraulic steering), very good gas mileage given the engine, extraordinarily comfortable, lots of useful bells and whistles and absolutely gorgeous to l... Read More

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