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Fuel Injection Problems
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By steve
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2008 BMW 3 Series 335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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This car was in the shop every 3 months for the 3 years that I leased the car. They cannot reliably repair the fuel injection defect. Top speed of 25 mph when the fuel injection system goes down. Very dangerous car on the highway with this chronic issue. BMW not compassionate with problems. They will repair but no responsibility. They should publicly warn about their defect in this car. They should offer incentives to turn in the car. I turned the car in 2 months early for the safety issues and they expected me to pay a fine. Will never buy BMW again.


Best Features

driving top speed 25 mph on the highway in front of a semi coming at me at 80 mph.


Worst Features

Recall the BMW 335 until they can reliably fix the fuel injection system


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The Benchmark: Best Car I've Ever Owned
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By ctt335i
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2008 BMW 3 Series 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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If you enjoy driving and see it as more than just getting from A to B but still want everyday usability and pay less than $50K, this is hands down the best car you'll ever own. Its power delivery is absolutely sublime and there's so much of it. This car does so many things well. It handles like it's on rails, balances ride quality with road feel, and delivers so much fun while doing it. I shopped several competitors including the IS350, G37, S4, and C350. Each of these cars had their high points but I always came back to the soul-stirring 335i. The run-flat tires are definitely the weakest point, offering great grip and reasonable tread-life, but somewhat unforgiving on rough surfaces


Best Features

Effortless power and tremendous low-end grunt. Balance balance balance in everything it does.


Worst Features

I love the safety, weight reduction and handling performance of the run-flat tires, but wow they are stiff. The suspension rides a fine line between needed road-feel and harshness because of the rock-hard sidewalls. I'm anxiously awaiting the 3rd generation run-flat tires from Bridgestone as repl.


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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 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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BMW 335
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Jasmin
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2008 BMW 3 Series 335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Bought this car in Dec 2008 with 12,000 miles, CPO . Four times within 17 months, it was sent to the dealer for engine lights turned on. Not very reliable. Fuel pump was replaced three times within 17 months.


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335i is great when it runs
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Bimmer
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2008 BMW 3 Series 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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I bought my cpo BMW 335i last year with only 2,800 miles on it. What a great and fun to drive car. However, I start to have cold start up problem after 1 yr and 2 mo. Took it to dealer last week. They reprogrammed the car got it back in two days. Ran great over the weekend. Today, I have no power. After doing some research, this car has problem with its high pressure fuel pump. Called dealer today and they will provide free rental and replace the fuel pump. However, many blogger claim that replacement pump won't solve the problem. We'll see. I can't recommend this car at this point.


Best Features

Paddle shifters, smart entry, sport seats, brakes, engine (when its running right)


Worst Features

Redesign replacement high pressure fuel pump. Current replacement doesn't seem to cure the reoccurring problem. See various blogs


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