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Failed tensmission 54,000 miles
6 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By ubla
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2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I trusted BMW to stand for quality. Who needs (7) year 100,000 mile powertrain warranty those are for compromised American brands or new Korean ones without a track record. O boy! I was wrong to learn that BMW does not give a crap about quality and customers. With a car just out of the 50,000 mile warranty failing the transmission is normal thing you are on your own.


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So here is my case 2008 328xi with 54,000 miles stopped going in reverse. Call BMW north America and per advise took it to the dealer (BMW Bloomfield NJ). After 2 days of working with BMW Noth America engineers (by themselves they had no idea of what to do) and $465.99 they find the problem : (Manual Valve Rod In Transmission Broken) Repair cost $1,442.46. Raising hell at BMW North America (800) 831-1117 with an agent Shawn Reilly at extension 8538 I was offered half of the $1,442.46 as BMW good will but nothing on the diagnostic cost. This is unheard it is like me an Architect charging a client because I have to learn to do something.


Worst Features

shocks bottoming out and the horrid run flat tires. Then, the acorns dent the hood (they not dented the e46 or may wife’s C300 Mercedes) I am disgusted of this Brand.


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Run Flats ruin the ride
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By jdlewis95
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2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I've been buying BMW's since 1994, and this is one of the best models that BMW has ever built. BUT BMW ruined it with those horrid run-flat tires. The smallest of bumps make the car shake because the run flats are so hard. I've bent the front rims 4 times in 3 years so bad that the steering wheel shimmied like crazy. When BMW starts building cars with the Sport Package without the run-flat tires, the I will buy BMW again. The fuel pump went out at 30K and BMW replaced it, no problems. The run-flat tires ruin the ride, so I have put BMW "on-hold".


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I-Drive control, blue tooth, auto door opener, everything but the run flats


Worst Features

Get rid of the run flat tires.


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Fun Car!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Jay from Jersey
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2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Traded in '04 Lexus ES330 for a used '08 328xi. Lexus is definitely more comfortable with better build quality. BMW is much more fun to drive. Driving in Sport mode is fun, driving in Manual is ridiculously fun. Haven't had to do any repairs, but 4 new Continental Pros cost over $1,000. Seats are okay, can get uncomfortable over a long drive. Complaints: cup holders are useless if you have a large front seat passenger, headlights aren't that bright, side view mirrors are too small, brake dust. If Lexus made a more competitive, sportier car (IS models don't cut it for me) I would go with them, but for now I'm enjoying the BMW experience.


Best Features

Manual mode, speed, Ipod, handling.


Worst Features

Brake dust, side view mirrors, brighter headlights, more comfortable seating position.


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Great car, fun to drive, best AWD
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By Mikhail
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2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I admit the mileage is not the best - but I have 30+ on a highway @ 75 mph or 23-25 mpg @ 100 mph. AWD is extremely good - can so easily go through 10 inches of snow on the parking lot or 5 inches snow uphill to ski areas. Very comfortable car especially comparing to new Subarus, Toyotas and Nissans. 4 times made 1200 mi in one day stopping only for refuel and hardly had any back pain where as Subaru imp-za made me sick after 700 mi. Overall excellent car, very impressed! Change of razor-bladed runflat tire for me was 286$.


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Great performance (though should've take 335!), very quite even @ 130 mph, excellent AWD, good mph (25+ mixed, 30+ highways) if driving not hard. Love DS selection on 6-steptronic for hard sport and manual for easy driving. Seats heat up in seconds - very good in winter.


Worst Features

With polarized sun glasses can not see radio screen! Stupid. Manual adjustment of steering wheel (on the car for 40+k$). Run flat became little noisy after 25K mi and very expensive to change (though cheap to repair ~ 70$ if a simple nail).


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Noisey at Highway Speeds.
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By Ashley
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2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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The car handles well, especially around corners. The interior looks good. The noise from the engine/muffler seems too loud at highway speeds and I can't read the radio dial with polarized sun glasses.


Best Features

Handling, performance, auto lights.


Worst Features

View radio dial with polarized sun glasses, increase height for people over 6 feet, engine noise, window controls in better location.


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