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48,000 miles on 2009 328i xDrive
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By sduconn
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Car has been reliable, has just needed regular maintenance. Run-flat tires are awful - have replaced several and now have Continentals. No space for spare tire, but have taken long road trips over 800 miles. Performance and dynamics are excellent - brake feel, steering, acceleration are all top notch. Interior - though good for this class. Excellent ergonomics and materials. Maintenance and repair are expensive out of warranty but that's ok for this level of luxury and performance (it is a BMW). No rattles or shakes and road noise is minimal, though it is a sports sedan - ride is stiff and choppy with larger wheel size. Overall top notch sedan, few compromises.


Best Features

- It's all about the performance - Easy to comprehend interior - simple dash design - Comfortable for 1-4 average sized people - Excellent in bad weather


Worst Features

- No more run-flat tires BMW - put a spare in somewhere - Wheels get dirty easy due to caliber placement - Not as eager as a 335i


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Ultimate Driving Machine
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By faljrgray
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I have owned BMW since 1991, a 318is with a m42 motor that got me 355,000 miles (Still Running Strong). I now have a 2009 328i that is a perfect driving machine. Yes there will be some repairs but BMW is an icon not an interloper like Acura and Infinity that is still trying to copy the BMW, yes copy the BMW. The Germans conceive and build the automobile as the Japanese attempt to perfect the automobile for a cheaper price. I also own a Harley Davidson that is the real deal not like the interloper of all the metric bikes. The Japanese Motorcycle industry make motorcycles that look like a Harley but Harley copies no one nor does BMW. Do you want a interloper or the real deal for less...?


Best Features

Handling, sport ride, performance and knowing I'm driving the Ultimate Driving Machine.


Worst Features

The cost of maintenance and parts that arise from time to time.


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Wants to get out of town, and run on the open road!
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By laselva
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This car is great to drive! Loves to get out of traffic and run on the open road...just let it go! Run flats are fine (standard tires, not low profile) and I'm getting over 31 mpg on the highway (@75 mph). Quiet interior. Great road feel. Just point and go.


Best Features

Responsive handeling, quick shifting and comfortable ride. Looks great, nice fit and finish. 5 years old and no rattles or squeaks.


Worst Features

Seating surface, and knee bolster. Drink holders.


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Slight improvement over the 2006 325i - Excellent Car
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By dic_camarillo
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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A slight improvement over our 2006 325i. Slightly better looking, a little more power, good navigation system, nice stereo controls - though a bit confusing and I love the speed warning feature (makes a noise and light comes on when set speed is hit or passed). The Bluetooth works well. The Navigation is much better than the Toyota version. Great visibility, great balance, superb handling, comfortable, spacious front seats, great looking, smooth, the right balance of power and fuel economy, comfortable seats, nice quality materials, doesn't feel cheap anywhere in or out of the car, back seats are tight, trip computer is nice feature. This car is the perfect entry level sports sedan!


Best Features

Precise steering, great suspension, perfect amount of power, good gas mileage, reliable, quality materials, nice choice of features, great visibility, smooth at highway speed, good looking body, comfortable supportive seats, 4 years free maintenance, not too big, not too small, window/sunroof operated by key fob, push button start, quiet inside, luxury feel. No Japanese cars can match the comfort and performance. On the European side, VW is cheap feeling and underpowered, Audi cars are expensive to keep running, the C Class is nice, but not as sporty, Volvo isn't as engaging and Jaguar is on another planet. For the niche market they are in, BMW 3 series is the benchmark.


Worst Features

The back seat needs a little more leg room. Truly a 4 passenger car - the back seat drive shaft hump is tall - nobody can sit in the middle seat.


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Not worth the money!
6 of 42 people found this review helpful
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By bconne66
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I purchased the vehicle about 18 months ago and sadly it has been disappointing for the most part. First, the ride was rough and the run flats tires were terrible. I just traded them in for regular Michelin tires and what a difference though still not a great ride as I expected. Yes, there is no spare in the vehicle so RFT's or not the peace of mind of taking a long road trip is out of the question. The radio and other systems are difficult to understand and not user easy. Just today the the low oil light came on.System never gave a signal that the oil was getting low prior until this dangerous point. I had to buy the oil and sit by the roadside to put it in just not luxury at all. Audi!!!!


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