Fun car when it's not at the dealer
By BGDC on
2007 BMW 3 Series 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
The 335i offers an intoxicating engine and a very good chassis with near perfect balance. Sadly, the engine's got a common problem burning through fuel pumps, the chassis is upset easily by the poorly conceived RFTs and the car's balanced but 400 lbs too heavy. I picked up a CPO 335i ZSP as a family car that could offer some space that my Cooper S lacked. In that regard it does fine. No, I'm not getting 30 MPG now (more like 22), but I do have room for the baby in the back and a good sized trunk for family outings. Perfect, if not for: weight (unavoidable), RFTs (replaceable) and engine/turbo malfunctions (I've had nearly all turbo-related parts replaced over 16 days at the dealer).
Power RWD Sure handling Comfy driver's seat
Engine reliability Quality of interior materials Lighter weight Ditch the RFTs for real tires