2008 BMW 3 Series 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
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.
Nice interior finishes, good sound system.
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.