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A Great Car (328i)
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By Prof T
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2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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For the money this is one great car. Excellent performance for a 4dr sedan that gets around 23MPG. Smooth ride and lots of quality inside. Would buy this car again.


Favorite Features

The total package just works. Real Synergy.


Suggested Improvements

cup holders (that's it)


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High cost, low driving satisfaction
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By BB
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2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Nicely appointed car with the driving excitement of a mid 90's Ford Taurus. 6 speed shiftable automatic transmission is rough in automatic modes and sluggish when shifted with paddles. Handling gives little road feel, and the car does very poorly on wet roads. Excessive road noise at highway speeds with original run-flat tires. BMW has managed to engineer the fun out of this very quick sedan. Gas mileage on premium is poor. Driver comfort with sport seats is very good, but the front passenger seat is cramped for an average adult. Many of the car's electronic features work only on an intermittent basis. The car is a real disappointment at $50K+ fully equipped.


Favorite Features

Nice interior finishes, good sound system.


Suggested Improvements

Auto transmission is a horror and should be avoided. This entire car should be avoided by anyone seeking an "ultimate driving machine". Boring and overpriced.


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Nice RIde
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By TRC
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2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Hands down the best car I've ever driven. Bought this car new almost 2 years ago. Still loving it and I'm averaging 24.2 MPG! (and I drive it hard). Had a few minor electrical issues that have been fixed for free, but I'm a bit nervous about the cost after the warranty expires. Definitely a small car though and not ideal for families if this is your primary ride. Run flats are stupid, but I've had no problems with mine. AWD in the winter is insane!


Favorite Features

POWER, so fast. When you're driving 90, it feels like you're driving 45. AWD is phenomenal in the winter. I can plow through six inches of snow and get up the hill in my driveway no problem.


Suggested Improvements

It's a small car, back seat is cramped. Trunk space is tiny. Center console is tiny. Seats are not that comfortable on long trips (non sport). Some minor electrical issues so far which is concerning. Stock 17" rims are blah. I bought Grey 19" CSL reps for summer that look sick.


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Phenomenal Ride
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By Matt V
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2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This is my first BMW and I don't know that I'll ever go back. The car is firm, responsive, and powerful despite it being the low-man on the totem pole compared to the 335i and M3. Plenty of room (I'm 6'4") and an achievable purchase at slightly less than $30k.


Favorite Features

I love the power, limited slip, sound system, lack of maintenance (and cost), heated seats are a must, bluetooth, and Assist.


Suggested Improvements

Bluetooth is a must-have especially for the manual, not many cubbies but plenty of trunk room, stock run-flats lack good all-weather traction, cup holders stink.


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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.


Favorite Features

Handling, performance, auto lights.


Suggested Improvements

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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