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2008 BMW 3 Series Convertible

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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.


Favorite 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.


Suggested Improvements

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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Phenomenal Car
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By Jim S
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2008 BMW 3 Series Convertible 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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We bought this car for fun; the Suburban carries the loads when needed. We've owned BMWs, Mercedes, Audi, Volvo and Saab. Nothing drives like a BMW. This was an indulgence and we don't regret it a bit! Car is Monaco (midnight) blue, tan leather, Premium Pkg, iDrive, Sirius, iPod, auto and cold weather package. The car doesn't have the Sport Package, and IMHO doesn't need it. In fact, I think it makes the ride more comfortable. The most fun is when you need to step on it a little to pass somebody or enter a freeway. The power is immediate, the handling is precise and secure. It's just plain fun! We're loving this car.


Favorite Features

Acceleration & handling; hard top convertible (quiet like a coupe with the top up); iDrive a lot better than expected and I can see it with my Polaroid sunglasses on. It drives like a dream.


Suggested Improvements

Cupholders are better than expected, but could probably be improved. Needs a bigger gas tank.


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Hear the exhaust and it's game over
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By bmw for life
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2008 BMW 3 Series Convertible 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Everything about this car is just amazing. The exterior design makes the 3 series sedan look like a Japanese car. But the exhaust note from the twin turbos is what stole my heart. The steering is also very responsive but the suspension is just set to the compensate for people who want comfort, but also a little sportiness. But hands down, BMW is definitely the ultimate driving machine. Kudos to BMW with the hardtop design.


Favorite Features

Exhaust note! Twin turbo engine, brakes will definitely save you from accidents. transmission is smooth.


Suggested Improvements

Make the iDrive simpler. Make the top capable of going up and down while in motion.


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335 cabrio
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By roman krol
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2008 BMW 3 Series Convertible 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Love it, first BMW, traded in 300 srt8 and so far only positive things to say about BMW. Not as fast as srt but it has enough punch to snap your head back. It handles simple amazing. Expensive but still less then MB cabrio and performance of MB is not even close unless you get AMG. The small trunk has plenty of space. Highly recommend!


Favorite Features

Hardtop, sport susp, premium pkg, nav. Love everything!


Suggested Improvements

Manual steering adj for 60K?


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2008 335i Convertible
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By gm77
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2008 BMW 3 Series Convertible 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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This our first BMW and probably will not be our last. First impression is very favorable. This car has great balance and performance and room for 4 and iDrive isn't the nightmare some make it out to be. Trunk size works for us. A large suitcase fits sideways under the top spacer along with my wife's makeup case and odds and ends. Plenty for a long weekend. My biggest gripe is with BMW making a decent iPod connection and sat radio an option. On a car in this price range in today's world, these should be standard. The wheels are ok, almost "boring". Fit and finish is good, just one dash rattle.


Favorite Features

Engine, interior, top operation, stereo, overall performance with comfort.


Suggested Improvements

More stylish wheels, iPod and sat radio should be standard. Re-engineer the brake pads, they make dust standing still.


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