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Potential to be a really great car.
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By Joey L
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2009 BMW 3 Series Coupe 335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Make no mistake. This is one of the best cars I have ever had, out of about 10. I have a 335 with sports package, premium package and 20 inch wheels. Jet black with dealer installed blueing of the chrome, and window tinting. It is a fairly sharp looking car. On a good road, it handles and accelerates really well. It is great for a driving trip with good roads. The premium stereo is best sounding I have owned. Even after 6 years the interior still smells like a new leather wallet (analogy upcoming). Get this car on a well paved road, switch to sport mode and let it rip. It is a very happy experience. However, it is likely to cost you. After i settle down from paying the bills I can joke about it. But I think there is a computer chip somewhere inside the makes things start to fail after the service contract ends. For example, on the first service visit after the contract ended, they advised spark plugs and wheel alignment. That was $1600. (of course this includes the World-class check up). After a big rainstorm the computer thought the engine was overheating and made the car slow down on the freeway to 25 MPH. That was fun. Be prepared for unsympathetic people when you drive a BMW. After 3 service visits they figured out it was water leaking into the battery compartment and cabling conduit. That was $3400. Tires? $1700, every two years. Gotta love them run-flats. I figure the car smells like a wallet to remind you of how much money you will need to continue to put into it. Even with that, I really like this car. I sort of expected it was going to cost a lot once the warranty was up. But not quite that much. I think that If I do this again, I would lease and make sure the lease ends before the warranty does. But then it would be hard to get the extras just right. That is, the sports package really does ride better than the standard suspension (I really did try both) and the premium stereo is really good sounding (I did try both).


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Wanted the Experience
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By freeflowin
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2009 BMW 3 Series Coupe 335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Bought used with 8k miles. Looks great runs great. Fantastic to drive and handles unbelievably. The car is very tight and fast. Only complaint is I have had to have 4 recalls preformed so far, which is annoying. Three of which I figured would come and it wasn't a big deal (all relating to the fuel pump), the fourth was for a wire in the tail light....so that was annoying to have to go in for 4 hours to have looked at. I have a 09 Silverado with three times as many miles and ZERO problems.


Best Features

Seats, leather/interior quality. Ipod, Bluetooth. Steptronic shifters. Montego Blue color. The keyless entry and start is flipping awesome. So just the overall technology of the car. Free maintance program for four years is awesome. No cost to me.


Worst Features

Run flat tires are expensive and rough riding. The computer is difficult to use without I-drive. Ipod and Sat radio menu always go back to beginning and is a pain to get the songs you want, you have to scroll too much. Lower the price of the cars a few grand.


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Fast, Fast, Fast
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By Jim
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2009 BMW 3 Series Coupe 335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Sold my 33cic last winter and bought a brand new 335 coupe in April of 2009. Even though it's not a convertible, I am more than happy with the change in performance between the two rides. I sincerely get excited every time I drive this machine, even after owning it for over 6 months!!! Be careful with the sport package and the seats. I'm still trying to find a comfort level there. It will happen though. This car begs you to take it past 100 m.p.h. This is a "bucket list" vehicle!


Best Features

Ipod integration, dual turbos, exterior appearance, bluetooth phone integration.


Worst Features

I wish they would have kept the window function buttons on the center console. Cup holders kind of bizarre. Other than that, no complaints!


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The BMW for drivers
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By carguy
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2009 BMW 3 Series Coupe 335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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This is my 3rd BMW coupe and it is by far the best as it builds on what BMW does best - great performance without sacrificing everyday driveability and comfort. The twin turbo six delivers amazing torque throughout the rev range and the new ZF auto transmission shifts are crisp and timely - especially when in sport mode. The interior is a clean design and driver oriented with minimal electronic visual distractions. Visibility is excellent and the ride, while firm, is a good compromise between handling and comfort.


Best Features

Engine, gearbox, handling, seats and gorgeous looking exterior design.


Worst Features

All electric seat adjustments should be able to be recalled from memory.


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The Ride
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By Donbl
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2009 BMW 3 Series Coupe 335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Car has all the toys: premium, sport, GPS, Logic7, HD, iPOD and etc. Really scoots but it is also somewhat harsh to ride in. Could be the RFT or just the way it is designed with sport suspension. The iDrive is OK but the location is right where I rest my hand and that tends to cause phone calls and etc. 96 pages in electronics operation guide. Got the extended warranty and tire warranty. The difference between standard and Logic7 is much more than three speakers. Standard has 180 watts and Logic7 has 420 watts plus two additional front tweeters, front center speaker, higher quality speakers and surround sound. Much bigger sound.


Best Features

Fully integrated iPOD, power, sound system, seats, bluetooth, steering.


Worst Features

RFT's, boring wheels, golf clubs are very tight fit without folding down the seats, bigger screen, sub woofer direct control versus "base", auto slide forward front seats when entering rear.


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