2008 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: What exactly is German Enginee
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2008 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

2008 BMW 3 Series

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188 Total Reviews

335i Sedan (3.0L 6-cyl. Twin-turbo 6-speed Manual)

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What exactly is German Engineering?
By thr33wayclimax on

Vehicle

2008 BMW 3 Series 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

Review

Bought this car in November 2010 with 50k miles as a CPO. Water pumps are electric and go out every 50k miles or so, covered under cpo. Injectors on this car are notorious for failing, had 3 fail on my car also covered under cpo. Finally the condensor was leaking also replaced under warranty.

I sold the car recently for a good price as it still had one year left on the maintenance and warranty. But the new owner reported serpentine belt failure. This is due to a bad subfram design and driver side engine mount which allows the belt to hit the subframe, over time the belt will shear and WILL FAIL. BMW has a "New" subframe but will not cover costs to fix their mistake. Idiots.

Best Features

Its fast! Smooth engine, no turbo lag, tramisison shifts beautifully. Steering feel and response, no rattles, decent fuel MPG considering weight and power of the car. Relatively little roadnoise, minor windnoise at speed.

Worst Features

RELIABILITY. Seriously what do these Germans do when they test the prototypes of these cars? do they not drive them for 100-200k miles as they should and note mechanical failures? Whats the point of having a car with great driving dynamics that you can't drive if it breaks down.
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