2008 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: 2008 335i Coupe - Likes and Di

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2008 335i Coupe - Likes and Dislikes
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2008 BMW 3 Series 335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Dark green, beige leather, premium, sport, comfort access, cold weather, iPod, iDrive. This is a 3,700 mile/6 month ownership update from an early post. My third BMW. (Still have the '73 2002tii I bought new.) Moved to 335 from an '02 330 Ci, which I loved. I look for excuses to drive this car. Handling is superb, engine smooth and alarmingly powerful. I like the iDrive. I really don't like the run flat idea (though they handle well). Driver's cup holder is goofy. Upgraded audio, iPod and Bluetooth excellent. Nav screen doesn't switch to black background at night - dumb. Gas mileage OK for this much power, but.. Too early for reliability, replaced brake bulb.

Best Features

Suspension and handling; engine smoothness and torque; styling; seats;, adaptive headlights; sound system and iPod integration; Bluetooth; surprising rear seat room and comfort, though access is difficult for a six-footer, and likely impossible for someone older.

Worst Features

Lose the run-flats and add a spare; provide a real driver's side cup holder; glove box won't hold the owner's manuals in their case (What's up with that?). Make the nav screen switch to a black (vs. daytime white) background at night. When it's very cold, tire pressure warning comes on.
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