This is my second BMW. This car handles and looks great. Great A/C and radio. I am a little disappointed in some interior quality issues.
Illuminated door handles look great at night. The 6 speed auto is as smooth as silk.
Replace driver's interior door grip. It is made of plastic and has a rubberized paint which flakes off and scratches easily. Looks terrible on a new car with 500 miles on it. BMW should address this problem.The dealer just wants to repaint the grip because it is part the the larger door panel.
By far the most overrated car I have ever owned. Interior is slightly above average. Craftmanship is fair to poor. Paint is poor. Tires (Bridgestone RFT's) are the worst ever. BMW NA is the least consumer oriented company I have ever dealt with. I would never buy another BMW again. There are many alternatives in the $35-50,000 range that are considerably better in many ways. Don't be sold on the "Ultimate Driving Machine" hype. Good marketing program but no substance.
Exterior appearance. That's about it!
More detail should be put into interior craftsmanship. Interior material quality is poor. Exterior paint quality is poor. Radio is substandard for a car of this price. Performance is VERY overrated. My car is well maintained and garaged and it feels and looks older than a year.
This vehicle is in true sense a driver's car. It shows its perfection during turning, braking and aggressive maneuvering. I like auto-learning transmission, rain-sensing wipers and Harmon Kardon speaker system, among many of its features.
Man my dad was mad when I bought this one but I was ecstatic as was everybody else who got the first ride in this beauty. I got nlack with black leather, navigation system, premium package, Satellite radio so this has a lot of bells and whistles. Well I am shallow. I have had this car for 13 months now and boy have I been happy. Just sitting in it makes me smile. Driving it gives me a rush like I am on top of the world.
1. Fun factor unlimited 2. Silent interiors 3. Great looks, a sure head turner 4. Adaptive Xenon headlights 5. I have had 5 average build ppl sit in without much discomfort. 6. Long drives do not feel long anymore. :)
1. Cup Holder. Now engineers what the hell were you thinking? The passenger's knees knock the drinks off all the time. I have to tell my passengers to watch their knees or hold their drinks. 2. Small glove box does not even fit the leather manuals pack that came with the car.
1 month review for a 2006 330i 6spd manual. I have driven it 1500 miles and it's been a very pleasurable experience. Excellent acceleration, braking, stability, handling, and manuevering. The car never seems out of breath or underpowered in any gear. Delivers good torque even at the lower speed range of a gear - simply amazing. The interior is quite plain & simple compared to other cars at the same price, but that's certainly not enough reason to decide against buying the car. Looks very beautiful from the outside. Turns a lot a heads and commands attention on the road.
Acceleration, handling, stability, braking, transmission, Logic 7 sound system is excellent, gas mileage on the highway is almost 33-35 mpg and in the city it gets 20.4 mpg with some aggresive driving, Xenon headlights