2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
Just picked up my 2007 CPO. Love it so far. Was a toss up between the 335 and the 328. The 328 has MORE than enough power and is naturally aspirated = will last longer, so I went with it. Opted for the base model (leatherette, non-sports seats, normal radio, 16-inch wheels) and as a car nut, I gotta say I love it, even without the bells and whistles. Manual transmission is silky smooth, and the car feels like it's on rails. The car just feels well put together and tight, at least compared to my 9-5 Aero which was creaky and loose. Can't beat the BMW CPO program either. Bought the maintenance pkg for $1500, won't sink a dime into this car for the next 5 years.
Acceleration, silky smooth gear box, surprisingly good gas mileage
Stock wheels are kind of frumpy. Should at least have 17" on it. Also stock floor mats get caught on long clutch throws.
2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
Generally, the 335i is a great car. The coupe is one of the best looking cars on the road today. The vehicle is balanced, powerful and a joy to drive. A 6SP manual transmission will connect you to the road and provide nearly 30 mpg on the freeway.
Engine, Style of Coupe
Beware of software updates - they do not always result in an improvement. In fact SIB 13-09-10 actually degraded the performance in my 2007 335i and the dealer actually acknowledged it after the fact. All I can do is hope that BMW issues an updated software release that restores the power
Since I purchased this car as certified pre-owned it has been back to the dealer for repairs 1/3 of the time. After multiple complaints to BMW-USA the dealer finally contacted me. Before that the dealer ignored me. I am still using a loaner car and the computer module must be replaced.
Certified pre-owned is only good if the company backs it up.
2007 BMW 3 Series 335xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
The second day I picked up my car it let me sit because of a sensor that shut the engine off. The door locks failed twice (BMW now has a fix for the problem). The fuel pump went at 35,000 miles. The sun roof was stuck open twice and they had to download new software to fix it. All this said, this is my third BMW and by far, the most fun to drive.
Acceleration and torque. Handling is very good. The all wheel drive is great.
Just happy to turn in this rubbish as my lease has expired. Terrible ridding, thanks to run flat tires, transmission is jerking, brakes are sticky, real fuel consumption: 16 mpg city, 24 mpg hwy. I'm just 5' tall, but is is very uncomfortable to get in and out of the car, leatherette seats very poor quality. Can't compare this car to my previous 325 model.