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2008 BMW 3 Series 335i Sedan RWDReview
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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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2008 BMW 3 Series 335xi Sedan AWDReview
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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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2008 BMW 3 Series 335i Convertible RWDReview
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This Car Is Awesome But Now I Need A Family Car. — I love everything about the car except run flat tires, not only are they very expensive but unrepairable. I switch to Pirelli Nero for a much better ride. The navigation could have been much easier to use for that year but BMW changed it for later years which is good. The car should unluck automatically as you approach the car doors or trunk like the Lexus but not a option yet.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This is the ultimate driving machine.  It has the super power of the twin turbos, the comfort and luxury interior of what a true sports car should be, coupled with the all year round integrated convertible top. What a beautiful European interior

Cons: Not too crazy about the run flat tires.  I know its a new technology but they should make them better.

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2008 BMW 3 Series 335i Coupe RWDReview
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2008 Bmw 335-i Coupe — When this car was not in the shop - it was a blast to drive. The handling and performance were fantastic. The quality of construction - fit and finish, were great. It had very good highway and city mileage that were a little above EPA estimates.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Just like the commercials say - it is absolutely fun to drive. BMW says Premium fuel is required, however it will run just fine on good quality of Regular or Mid-Grade gas.

Cons: Unfortunately, we must have had the bad one in the bunch. It spent more time in the shop than all the cars we have had combined.

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2008 BMW 3 Series 335xi Coupe AWDReview
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Sweet Car, Great Quality, Fast, Efficient. — The best part about this car was how quiet it was inside. All you heard was the engine and the sweet Harmon Kardon stereo. Everything else was muted and it rode great and handled all weather situations easily. Highly recommended.

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

Pros: Fantastic all-around vehicle.

Cons: Poor gas mileage when you really beat on it, otherwise great.

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2008 BMW 3 Series 335xi Coupe AWDReview
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/// Great Bimmer — I love just about everything about this car. The power, sound, and of course handling of a BMW. So many little touches and nice things that even after 4yrs make you smile when you drive the car. It's a great BMW and really rewarding to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling, Power, Exhaust Note, Refinement... It's a BMW sport coupe....

Cons: None.

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2008 BMW 3 Series 335i Convertible RWDReview
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I Love This Car. — This is a fun car. Not a family car. It is wonderful to work thru the manual transmission and feel the response from the car. It is truly an engineering marvel. Many a head turns when the hard top folds into the trunk. Truly an ultimate driving machine.

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

Pros: Cornering, acceleration, feel

Cons: Trunk space with the top down is very tight. Price.

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2008 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan RWDReview
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True Luxery Car — there is no down side to this ultimate driving machine. the 6 cylinder engine gives you the power of a muscle car and gets great milage, city and highway. there is no road noise and the bose hd system is fantastic. every safety system on this auto.

Pros: very comfortable electronic, leather seats, with lumbar support. the graphite metal paint is a real stand out. this roadster is a pleasure in the city or autobahn.

Cons: none

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2008 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan RWDReview
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Classically Styled Sedan Bmw 328i — Reliable and stylish family sedan. - Great handling with all the bells and whistles. I like being able to open the sunroof and enjoying the fresh air. This car has a nice solid feel that makes you feel safe driving it. No leaning around curves (it hugs the road). 06/13/2012

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Classically styled car with everything you need in a sedan.  Burgundy color called Barbera Red.   

Cons: Has indicators for rain, freezing, tire pressure.  Sometimes the car tells you too much (haha)

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2008 BMW 3 Series 335xi Sedan AWDReview
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Typical Awesome Bmw Automobile — This car first saved my life from an emotional pitfall I experienced in my personal life in early 2008. The day I drove this car away from its delivery in Germany I realized how awesome life still was and that it was still worth living. Then, in March of 2012, I was passing a slow moving Mack truck on a 2-lane 70mph Texas FM highway that decided to turn left utilizing no signal when I was approximately 200 ft behind it with ~50mph of closure. I came out with minor scratches and a burn on my right wrist from the airbag and nothing more. I miss it every day.

Pros: Loved this car - Molly

Cons: none noted

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