328xi, Premium, Cold Wthr packages
By DrB on
2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
My first BMW, had owned Mazdaspeed6, Infiniti G20. Very handsome car inside and out, premium materials inside. Loved it - until driving over NJ potholes. On 3 separate occasions, I hit a modest (not gigantic) pothole, and my can of soda went flying out of the holder, hit the ceiling, then fell to the floor spilling on the carpet. Incredibly frustrating, ride is way too stiff! During service at BMW dealer, I mentioned this to the manager. He told me it was a very common complaint with the new generation coupe. This was originally a $46k car, which I got for a steal at $32k with 18k miles. Despite my great deal, I sold the car after 4 months of ownership, I couldn't drive it on NJ roads
Styling, panache, solid construction
Ride on the coupe is way way too stiff regarding potholes, and this is not an issue on the comparable sedan model. Why is that? Tune the coupe suspension better!