Overall a decent car but once it's
over warranty it's not worth having
due to extremely high repair costs.
Could use more power at times.
One major complaint is the driver's
seat has no support, become's very
uncomfortable quickly and I only have
50000 miles on the car so the seats
should have held out longer than that
I would have thought. The brakes are
very high maitenance and don't have a
very long life. If I ever buy another
BMW I would only buy or lease new.
Great car for the everyday commute.
Awesome when you get on the open road,
and leaves you feeling safe and snug
with the handeling abilities and
numerous safety features in the city.
I can't wait to purchase the next
one! One note, you must keep up on
the preventative maint., seems a bit
costly at first, but these cars go
Sporty driving feel, and comfort on
long drives. Car is very simple in
the interior. Finally, the car looks
This car is a blast to drive! Do
youself a favor a put on a set of
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2's. Premium
rubber will take your 3 to the next
level - it's well worth the cost. I
recently took a trip up to CT where I
blew the doors off my brother-in-law's
new S-Type Jaguar with a 4.2 V8! When I
hit 140mph my 328i still felt rock
solid going around highway bends as he
disappeared in my rear-view mirror.
I purchased my BMW 328 with 44,000
miles on it. It is beautiful and drives
like a dream. The problem is that many
little things keep breaking. I don't
even drive it everyday. I have only put
5,000 miles on it in one year. It has
been in the shop 3 X. Currently, the
emergency light is not working. That's
bad. Great cars but make sure that you
buy the warranty.Also, when you call to
get it fixed the wait is 2 weeks. Good
thing I have a backup car. My
dependable Jeep Grand Cherokee! (for
real) Husband drives a 1991 BMW and has
had no trouble with it. Purchased it
with 65,000 miles on it. Again, make
sure you get the warranty!
Tightness of steering, radio, heated
Extended warranty 10 years/100,000. We
should get this for what we paid for
I have had my 2000 323iA for almost two
years and the vehicle has 80k on the
odometer. I drive over 100 mi round
trip to work every day and average 30+
mpg on the highway during the warmer
months. Overall average is 27+ mpg. I
use dedicated snow tires during the
winter and the car is wonderful in bad
conditions. I have the required
servicing performed and change the oil
and filter at 8k intervals. I value
this car for its driving
characteristics, safety and overall
appearance. Best car I have ever
owned. Wife wants to drive it all the
time as well. When I compare to other
vehicles, I keep coming back to BMW.
This is my 5th BMW over the past 20 yrs.
Quiteness and nice sounding
mechanicals. Handling in all
conditions, decent fuel economy and the
overall feel of the car.