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Could hardly be happier
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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
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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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Wow!
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By wcmcdade
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2008 BMW 3 Series 328i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Picked up vehicle on Saturday, 3/22 - Comf & Sport. Took the long way home. Acceleration with Steptronic AT was fast & smooth. Love the sound of the throaty engine just before the upshift. You know that you're in a sportscar. The paddle shifters are cool, but I don't suspect I'll use them much on my commute. 328i corned like it was on rails. I took a couple of twisty bends on a backroad at about 60 mph with no sense of skid, roll or fishtail. I had to be careful not to push too hard as the wheels lifted off the ground coming over one little roller. With top down and windows up (38F outside), there was little buffeting of either occupant's hair. Kept warm with heat on auto at 84F.


Best Features

Top down, hardtop, great cruise control, wonderful seats, nice sounding engine, Love that it's AT, but I can pretend to have manual with the paddle shifters. When 4 yo saw the top go down he called it a "transformer car". Two toddler seats fit in the back seats with the car headrests taken out.


Worst Features

Put Sirius in every car-dumb to make appointment to install hidden receiver. Sunroof in hardtop convertible roof. Provide opt. DVD system with screens in the front seat headrests (facing the rear passengers). Offer cust. child seats for the rear seats. Lrgr space for wallet & sunglasses in console.


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By FTB
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2008 BMW 3 Series 328i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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My car has everything except the sports package and HD radio. Everything works very well, even the iDrive that people seem to hate. It could be a bit more intuitive, but it is not useless. Real time traffic information isn't very helpful. Navigation works pretty good, but at some intersections, information didn't come soon enough. RFTs make the steering heavier. When I got a nail in one of them, it took several days to get a replacement. Power top mechanism works very well. With the top up, you get a decent cargo space, I think. With the top down, you still have a space enough for a couple of airplane carry on size bags. No mechanical problem so far at 2000 miles.


Best Features

Good acceleration, power top mechanism. Good handling, good visibilty with the top up. Maintenance program like no other. Fit and finish. Great colors. Quietness.


Worst Features

No RFT and a spare. Switch for trunk release should stay on to make it easier to find. Menu selection botton for iDrive should be on the dash side. Comfort Access doesn't really add anything. Keep working with the iDrive. Auto dimming rear view mirror doesn't dim as much as my previous car (Audi).


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