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Would have been great, but...
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By ChiefBigTalker
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2008 BMW 3 Series Convertible 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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This is nearly a great car. Fast. Handles well. Looks great. Sounds great. The retracting top is a thing of beauty. But it isn't as reliable as my old Alfa Romeo. Run flat tires are fragile; I've had to replace four of them in two years. I can deal with the somewhat harsh ride, but the huge expense and inconvenience has taught me never to buy another car with run flats. The fuel injection system broke down, taking the car out of commission for several days. Seats rattle. The cable connecting the ipod to the sound system is poor, and despite replacement still cuts out a channel from time to time. iDrive isn't that bad; lose the run flats, make it reliable, and it would be great.


Best Features

The folding top. The engine. The rain-sensing wipers.


Worst Features

Lose the run flats. Pay attention to build quality.


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Still impressed
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By Bill Botz
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2008 BMW 3 Series Convertible 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Purchase went smooth, did my homework, knew what i wanted. The most impressive thing about the car is the immediate torque gratification, and the amount of thought they put into the engineering aspects of the car - every aspect. I have still yet to find anything I dislike about the design and it has been 6 months! I absolutely love everything about it. One of those purchases that works out be more satisfying than anticipated long after. Not a cheap car, but a bargain for what you get.


Best Features

The iDrive is awesome. I figured out how to use it on my first drive home, never had to open a manual. If you can work a blackberry and a GPS, this will be a breeze. Convertible.


Worst Features

The only think I would improve would be to not make the side mirrors so cheesy. They are thin plastic and tend to want to come off as only held on by a clip or two. Had to replace one of them. At least they are replaceable but you have to get them custom painted. So $150 to replace.


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Absolute bliss
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By gottadrivebmw
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2008 BMW 3 Series Convertible 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Picked up the car this past march. It was sitting in the lot, so the sales person gave us the car for invoice price, so I couldn't resist the offer. Got the car in monaco blue on beige. Absolutely gorgeous. The car is a beast, even though it goes 0-60 in 5.7 secs, give or take, you'll outrun 90% of the cars on the road. Gas mileage is superb as well, averaging 24 mpg with mixed driving. I just filled up my car and I have 440 miles on a full tank. If you're looking for a fun and somewhat economical car, the 335i is it.


Best Features

Exhaust note, hands down. Makes the G35 sound puny.


Worst Features

Get rid of the partition in the trunk. Make the memory function on the driver's seat work. Leather is too thin, it started ripping already. iDrive was annoying the first day I got the car, and it's still annoying.


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335i Convertible is Fun In The Sun
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By Philip
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2008 BMW 3 Series Convertible 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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My first BMW and am really glad I got the convertible. I'm in San Diego where the weather is great year round; dropping the top on my new 335i enhances the fun of this great car. It's a speeding ticket waiting to happen. Watch out CHP! The performance is spectacular. It's a real beauty and it turns heads. Mine is alpine white with cream beige leather seats - very classy looking. I purchased the PermaPlate to protect the paint and the leather seats. Especially good investment for a convertible as the seats have more exposure to the elements - the car looks great all the time. Driving in sport mode is great fun on mountain roads - truly exhilarating. This car rates high on the fun meter!


Best Features

Terrific audio system. Heated seats are great. Adjustable seats are very comfortable. Also, love being able to start the car without having to use a key - the comfort access is a must-have feature. Interior ambient lighting is very cool looking! Retractable side mirrors are a great feature.


Worst Features

iDrive not user friendly. Run-flat tires make for rough ride. Center console or dashboard needs open shelf or niche to place personal items like cell phone or wallet. Trunk needs additional small storage compartment for personal items. Need larger glove box and deeper center console compartment.


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An engine with a drop top to go with it
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By Hoo pics
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2008 BMW 3 Series Convertible 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Wanted a convertible; got a rocket ship without a roof. The 305 hp engine mated with a 6 speed ZF auto trany is a masterwork -- smooth power and precise shifts in all situations. The 3-part roof is a miracle of modern engineering; owning it out of warranty would scare me (est $20k+ repl. cost). My biggest gripe on the roof is it leaks in pressure car washes; even so it is dry in rain and quiet on the road. Sound system is ok, and clear even with the top down. The standard (non-sport) seats are excellent, with fantastic seat heaters. Gripes: car without sport package is mushy in the corners. Run flat tires are a stupid joke. Interior fit/finish not great. A/C weakish. 16 mpg city.


Best Features

Driving with the roof down / the comfort access feature to lower the roof from key. With the optional wind blocker for the back seat (a must buy) you can hear the radio, not feel blown away, and have a conversation with the top down up to 80 mph +. It should be illegal to drive with the roof up.


Worst Features

Paint quality isn't perfect, with some eggshell texture. Offer XM sat radio instead of the inferior Sirius. Build a larger pass-through to the trunk more like sedan. Replace the nets on the backs of the front seats with pouches. Allow the center AC vent to angle further twds driver. Offer an xi.


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