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2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan

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The Ultimate Trap Machine
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By KC
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2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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I love the twin-turbo power and handling but it gave more misery than joy of driving it. It was more expensive repairing it than raising my child. A piece of German crap!!!!


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2008 BMW 335i, Transmission died at 84k mi
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Lovely Day
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2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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This car was great! When I first bought it I loved it. It had 72k miles on it. I bought it from an Audi dealer (someone had traded it in). In less than 6 months I needed new brakes all around. The driver side headlight had also gone out. Around 3 months after that, the passenger side headlight went out. I purchased the car in April 2014 and by August 2015 at around 84k miles, I had to get a new transmission which thankfully was covered under an aftermarket warranty. So within not even a year and a half, and about 12k miles, the following repairs needed to be done: new transmission, all around brake pads, driver and passenger side headlights, brake fluid flush, oil leak, power steering fluid leak, and some kind of fuel sensor or something that I don't know what in the world the dealer was talking about.


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BMW has to stand behind their errors!
10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By badfradzz
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2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Just traded my 330i for a 335i. There was no other cost effective way to get that next 50 HP out of the engine (which was fast enough for most folks, but once you get that bug).
This car is incredible (Incredible!!) And if you are older than 45, this car is more like a sci-fi transporter out of a comic book.
It's so smooth and goes so easily 30mph over the speed limit that you'll think it's a set up by the Klingons to get your money.
However, three problems remain in the 2007 and up, 1: subframe/serpentine belt damage 2: wastegate failure in the turbo/turbos 3: high pressure fuel pump failure. To some extent BMW has addressed two of three.
So do your homework, the 335 will smile on you.


Best Features

It's fast. It's smooth. It's fast. It's smooth. It's fast. It's smooth.


Worst Features

Bmw, fix the design flaws! It's good BMW addressed the waste gate and fuel pump, but the turbos should be better covered. How can BMW expect the turbos to fail at 83,001 miles and it's okay?? $50,000 dollar car okay? And the subframe issue should be fixed!! How can BMW ignore this? How can BMW stick owners with this $3000 repair when it's a design problem. And lastly, why did BMW destroy the Iphone app 'My BMW Remote?? It put BMW ahead of all ALL other manufacturers? Why did you break the app BMW??? Why?? It doesn't do anything now, read the reviews on Apple!!


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What exactly is German Engineering?
15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By thr33wayclimax
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2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Bought this car in November 2010 with 50k miles as a CPO. Water pumps are electric and go out every 50k miles or so, covered under cpo. Injectors on this car are notorious for failing, had 3 fail on my car also covered under cpo. Finally the condensor was leaking also replaced under warranty.

I sold the car recently for a good price as it still had one year left on the maintenance and warranty. But the new owner reported serpentine belt failure. This is due to a bad subfram design and driver side engine mount which allows the belt to hit the subframe, over time the belt will shear and WILL FAIL. BMW has a "New" subframe but will not cover costs to fix their mistake. Idiots.


Best Features

Its fast! Smooth engine, no turbo lag, tramisison shifts beautifully. Steering feel and response, no rattles, decent fuel MPG considering weight and power of the car. Relatively little roadnoise, minor windnoise at speed.


Worst Features

RELIABILITY. Seriously what do these Germans do when they test the prototypes of these cars? do they not drive them for 100-200k miles as they should and note mechanical failures? Whats the point of having a car with great driving dynamics that you can't drive if it breaks down.


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Fun to drive when not in shop
13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By soccerprnt
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2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Loved it when new.
After 45000 miles I wish I had never heard of BMW.

This car is continually having issues.
It started with the antilock brake light coming on intermittently, about once a month.
It was at the dealers at least 4 times for this before the problem was finally fixed.
Similar problem with engine light coming
3 visits to fix this. Recently my clock has been clearing the time. Engine now stalling out occasionally while I am driving the car.
Happens after driving from a few hundred feet to about a mile after I have begun driving it.
Extremely dangerous.

Diagnosed bad battery .
Not covered under warrenty. They also did a programming update on the engine.


Best Features

Handles great. Fun car to drive


Worst Features

Needs to have a better charging system. My battery died in 3 years and it is not covered under maintenance and warranty because this car is not driven once a day at least 10 highway miles in one trip. Never mind that I drive about 4 miles to work every day and take a 80 mile (both ways) trip once a week with it (44,000 miles over 3 years). Tires need to last longer than 12,000 miles. The reliability in general needs considerable work. I know that this car would be higher maintenance than my old Honda, however, I never expected the reliability to be so bad. The above does not include anywhere near all of the issues I have had with this car.


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