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When pretty is not enough.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Alan Patrignani
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2008 BMW 3 Series 328i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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There is no question that this car is a show stopper and loads of fun with the top down. Based on the accolades and reviews, it is logical to assume that this car would be as great a performer as is looks. That thought process became a myth when at only 28,000 miles, and having had all the recommended service on time, my car began to stutter and would shake terribly on acceleration. After 6 new coils (which took 2 service appointments) it ran smoothly for almost one day when it was discovered that it needed a new fuel injector. Once we got past that, a week later it needed a new air conditioning evaporator coil. Without the extended warranty the out of pocket expenses would have been outrageous. And all of this at only 28,000 miles. Amazingly enough, severl other owners that I have met casually have had similar experiences and cannot wait to sell their cars. But we all hang on since the reviews are so compelling and create the 'BMW mystique' which somehow convinces us that it must be us...but perhaps not, perhaps it really an over-rated performance car.


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Looks are deceiving
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By Eddy P.
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2008 BMW 3 Series 328i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Mechanical issues all the time, 60k and so far have had to replace; The Alternator, Sparkplugs, coils, breaks, roaders, the battery. Also seems to be a big issue with the ABS module on this model. It goes bad and the Start light, Break light, and cruise control go off. To replace it is pretty expensive depending where you take it. So while the car is nice, make sure you only lease a BMW not what I expected when I got it. Not buying another one anytime soon.


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Could hardly be happier
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By byron
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2008 BMW 3 Series 328i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Drives like an extension of your body. Top down wind and noise amazingly low and climate control allows you to drive topless in anything but rain. Controls typically Teutonic and not intuitive. Will run decently on less than premium but idle roughens. Love the turning headlights - great on windy roads at night and illumination overall is outstanding. Great highway mileage. Top tends to hang up after being driven with it closed for while, but close/open switch operation allows it to open fine.


Best Features

Retractable hard top. Turning headlights. The iPod jack. Automatic wipers.


Worst Features

Specific controls for chime and panel dimmer


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Pricey but better
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By Bill
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2008 BMW 3 Series 328i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Traded up from previous 04 Saab. Car is best on open road and takes turns like on rails. car not best for city commuting, does not like to go slow and has slow idle speed. Top down car stays toasty with great heat. Pretty soon see how cool it stays with AC on and top down. Did not get sport package and have no harsh ride, think it is the sport tires rather than run-flats that does gives stiff ride.


Best Features

Styling, quiet ride, handling, comfort, sound system.


Worst Features

More interior room for stuff. Bigger glove compartment, could not even fit owners manual in it!


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2008 BMW 328i
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Cindy
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2008 BMW 3 Series 328i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This was my birthday present to myself, I traded in my Z3 that I had planned to keep forever and nearly did. But for my age 2 cars 1 for fun and 1 for practical use doesn't work any longer. This hardtop convertible is the ultimate car for a split personallity girl like me. Practical with room for the groceries or friend, but a joy when the weather comes up right and you want to run to the hills with the wind in your hair.


Best Features

Retractible hard top roof.


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