I do like my BMW but after 5.5 years and 70K miles the car is not what it was 3 years ago. Everything is breaking down and am having the worse time with the car. After the first 3 years itís been in the shop many times to fix all kinds of stuff. I agree that its fun to drive but with all the troubles I have been having itís not worth buying the car. If you have lots of money to waist then go ahead and buy the car else do not purchase this car.
Windows system, computer, all sensors, breaking system, stabilization system, speakers, interior trims, etc...
Time for the 5 month review. Highly recommend buying the service manual and an error-code reader ($250 total for both). My car had little things, such as bulbs, sensors, filters degrade and required replacing. These cars are CAKE to work on so long as you have the service manual. Most repairs require very basic tools and a couple hours of patience. My first winter encountered no driving problems, even on snow-covered roads. The DSC kicks in as needed to keep the vehicle from slipping, even with all- season tires. I still can't get enough of this auto...
The ease of which you can work on this car. Mechanics must make a fortune off these repair jobs. This is honestly the most efficiently assembled car I've ever seen. I plan on doing my own inspections with help from the service manual.
Turn signal bulbs require a little effort to access, as opposed to the headlight bulbs that just pop off as needed.
I finally understand why people
take "joy rides" in their cars. The
performance of this sedan is superb on
the twisting, dipping, back-country
roads near my residence. The engine
power is impressive, the transmission
shifts are smooth, the tires hug the
road, the breaks stop on a dime...the
car lives up to the title of "ultimate
driving machine". For high speed
driving, I recommend a high-end set of
tires...my all season's transmit
vibrations starting at 85mph (but
disappear around 100mph). The car is
absolutely convenient, only had 2
minor (<$20 fix) problems so far.
Tiptronic transmission, auto-sensing
and power everything, aesthetic
appeal, 22mpg average, after-market
customizing options. May as well be
honest...the pure sex appeal of this
car. To understand the enthusiasm,
just drive one.
Rear-seat cup holders, more trunk
space or fold down rear seats
(available in newer models), longer
warranty period (just incase), a
stereo system with easily upgradable
components. A built-in radar detector.
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.
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.