2011 BMW 3 Series Top Comparisons

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2011 BMW 3 Series 335is Coupe RWDReview
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Performance Oriented, Capable Daily Driver — 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 stock form performs well. The 7 speed DCT transmission with different modes lets me take full control or be lazy & let the car decide which gear to be in - good for traffic or cruising. Harmon Kardon audio system has nice balance & crisp, clear sound. Wind noise is extremely low (quietest car I've every owned). the exhaust system has a lovely growl when the engine is pushed.

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

Pros: Very responsive car....power, transmission, handling all are great for spirited driving.  Surprisingly comfortable ride even though the suspension is firm.

Cons: Wish the car was a little bit lighter for better handling at the extremes.

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2011 BMW 3 Series Review
Scott says:
vs2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2011 BMW 3 Series winning categories:
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Family Car Ranked 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class worse.
"Better comfort and more spacious."
Would Buy Ranked 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class worse.
"It is a very compact car but the room inside is used to feel comfortable and make the most out of the space."
2011 BMW 3 Series Review
flyflyaway75 says:
A well built, fast and balanced sport sedan. A good mix of handling and comfort. BMWs steering and Inline-6 engines shine particularly bright in this chassis.
vs2011 Audi S4
2011 BMW 3 Series winning categories:
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2011 BMW 3 Series Review
Justin says:
Overall BMW 3 Series better handling, more power, and generally felt more solid than its Japanese counterpart.
vs2011 Lexus IS 250
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Handling Ranked 2011 Lexus IS 250 worse.
"The BMW suspension feels tighter and handling more responsive. Lexus has more of a comfortable ride, if thats what youre after. BMW fares much better at high-speed handling."
Back Seats Ranked 2011 Lexus IS 250 worse.
"Generally more comfortable and places for drink holders as well"
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2011 BMW 3 Series Review
Masonkabro says:
This car is a great car to own. I would upgrade the stereo and change the wheels, but otherwise a great buy!
vs2011 Ford Mustang
2011 BMW 3 Series winning categories:
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Family Car Ranked 2011 Ford Mustang better.
"Its a more fun car to get out and go with the family, and the backseat space is great for such a sporty car, shorter people fit great!"
Would Buy Ranked 2011 Ford Mustang better.
"I personally like American muscle and this car to me was the epidemy of value and muscle!"
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2011 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive Sedan AWDReview
Garrison32 writes:
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Fun, Refined Ride, Sleek And Smooth With Responsive Engine — This car is fun to drive! It handles beautifully and even inclement weather is no match for this vehicle with xDrive/AWD. Everyday I discover something new I didn't realize was included when I purchased this vehicle, like the steering wheel warmer and memory seat positioning. The 328i xDrive provides a serenely smooth drive with outstanding safety ratings.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Potent engine
Outstanding acceleration
Reliable navigation system
Sound system
Sunroof
Seat and steering wheel warmers
Fantastic handling
Comfortable front seats

Cons: Not a family road trip kind of vehicle

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2011 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive Sedan AWDReview
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An Amazing Machne — 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 look at, like a motorized top model. This is one of the best 3-Series vehicles every built by BMW!

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

Pros: Bought it used on a friend's lease return.

Cons: Have yet to find any negatives - except worrying about parking lot rash.

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2011 BMW 3 Series 335i Convertible RWDReview
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Drive It Like I Stole It! — I love this car. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a sport convertible. BMW's are just fun to drive! They are also reliable, and come standard with a lot of safety features including BMW assist. The twin turbo 6 cylinder packs 300 HP under the hood and is a force to be reckoned with!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Turns Heads, Fast, Convertible, Fun to Drive!

Cons: back seat is hard for an adult to get in an out of.

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2011 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive Sedan AWDReview
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Ultimate Driving Machine — All around great car. I am now a BMW fan. I think that if we were to get another, it would be a 5 series though. The size is a bit small for me. Also, the cup holder suck wicked bad!!

Pros: It is truly the Ultimate Driving Machine

Cons: A bit small for my liking but it's my wife's car and not mine so it doesn't bother me that much.

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2011 BMW 3 Series 328i Convertible RWDReview
2011BMW328iConv writes:
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Great Ca Car — This is a great looking car with impressive handling, acceleration and ride characteristics. Front seats are way comfortable and back seats are sufficient for two people under 6 feet. Cargo capacity is limited when the top is down but not too bad when the top is up (3 roll-aways).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fantastic handling, excellent acceleration, smooth ride, hardtop convertible (quiet)

Cons: limited cargo space

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