2008 BMW 3 Series 3.0L 6-cyl. Twin-turbo 6-speed Manual Consumer Review - High cost, low driving satisfaction

2008 BMW 3 Series Sedan - Consumer Review

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High cost, low driving satisfaction
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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.

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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By hoosierdaddyb
on 08/27/14 00:26 AM (PDT)

I don't know how big you are but I doubt your troubles are due to height. I had a 328i 6M w/Sport package and the seats were the best I have ever been in (I am 6'4" and 225 so not sure what you're issue was....) BTW: The manual sport package had the restrictors removed and an M suspension. That car ROCKED, especially when you drive it for 7 years -- just getting broken in at 112K miles!

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