2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 3.0L 6-cyl. Twin-turbo 6-speed Manual Consumer Reviews
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Bimmer screamer
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By Nathan
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Car just looks stunning. The sport package and blacked out chrome is really beautiful. Went from a Passat to the 335i and won't look back. The car handles like a go-cart and just is so smooth to operate. People looking for a soft cushy ride should avoid the 'sport' package as it is a bit more stout. A true drivers car if there ever was, pure fun! I've driven some fast cars, but this blends performance and comfort in a great package. The 4/50l maintainance plan is great as well.


Favorite Features

Engine, paddle shifters, brakes, heated steering wheel!


Suggested Improvements

No manual door lock button in the cabin; haven't looked through the 5 volume owners book yet to find out where this is...:(


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Stellar in all respects
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By Danny Smith
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Car is stellar in all respects. Yes, more expensive than some competitors but far and away one of the best handling and best performing vehicles in its price range, all things considered. Engine rumored to dyno at nearly 350 lb ft at the engine with 300 lb ft at the rear wheels. This is so fast that it would spin its tires with full throttle in first gear. Only stellar traction and stability control prevent this. Automatic is cool but if you are looking for all out performance get the stick. Some delay with auto trans.


Favorite Features

Speed, handling, speed, handling, build quality. Solid interior. Safe.


Suggested Improvements

Make it less expensive.


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I love my new 335i sedan!
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By Dan B
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I'd strongly considered the new 335d sedan earlier this summer, but opted for the 335i sedan instead...primarily due to availability and price considerations. This is my 6th BMW in the last 20 years, and I'm in love all over again with my car!! The sport package is worth the price, and the new IDRIVE nav system is much improved over the 2006 model.


Favorite Features

Sheer performance exhilaration!!


Suggested Improvements

None. Value wise, I think it is the perfect automobile.


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335i First 3 months
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By autopal
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I have just completed my first 3 months of owning a BMW. The performance of the car on the road is as advertised. Stupidly fast!! Steering a little tight in the parking lot, but exceptional as you get going. I absolutely love the sound of the twin turbo charged engine, and the effortless ease at which the car accelerates. My only major gripe with the car is the interior. Whilst the quality of the material is ok, it's way too plain and dull for a $50,000 sports sedan. I think it is the worst interior off all the cars competing in this segment. The interior of the Audi, Benz, Lexus, and Cadillac is a lot better. BMW, take note!


Favorite Features

smooth and swift acceleration, sweet sound from the engine, nice feel at high speed


Suggested Improvements

Interior ridiculously dull. Cup holders a big joke and not worthy to be in a $50,000 sports car.


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Incredible Performance and Handling
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By New BMW Owner in SA
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I'm a first time BMW owner. I was looking to upgrade to a vehicle with better handling and performance and I have not been disappointed. I also purchased a Dinan engine upgrade to make a great vehicle even better. Once the vehicle break in period is over, I look forward to really seeing what the vehicle can do. Additionally, the new character lines on the hood, and the new head and tail lights really make the vehicle look sharp. Overall, I couldn't be happier!


Favorite Features

Performance, handling, styling, Dinan engine upgrade, Bluetooth, hard drive for media and navigation, and the MyInfo feature to send information from Google Maps to the vehicle.


Suggested Improvements

Placement and depth of cup holders, lack of storage room and no back-up camera option.


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The Family Jet
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By Nice B'mer
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

The sedan's new updated look for 2009 is very nice. It also has a wider rear track which improves its stance from the rear. Front view is much more aggressive looking than 08 model. Fit and finish is near perfect. We purchased the Blue Water Metallic color which is gorgeous and not as common (everyone seems to have black)...we've received many compliments. iDrive is pretty simple and straight forward once you use it a little. The twin turbo engine has a nice growl when you start it and of course when accelerating....and boy does it move. Interior is a little snug...but not uncomfortably so. Overall VERY happy.


Favorite Features

Exterior styling, engine, performance, idrive (no I'm not crazy!)


Suggested Improvements

None.


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2009 BMW 335i --- Fun & Fast
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By Tman
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Nice blend of luxury and sport. Easy to go 90 mph without realizing it. Great handling on turns and offers quick acceleration when ever you need it. Very fun to drive while looking good!


Favorite Features

Extra wide back tires, the i-Drive, lights on the door handle (makes car glow like a spaceship at night), automatic adjusting side mirrors when backing up, ability to talk to BMW assist rep. When driving to get driving directions, built in theft detection system (like LowJack), Bluetooth works great!


Suggested Improvements

Collapsible backseat is not standard equipment, cup holders could be better positioned, gas mileage could be improved, more color options for panel lighting.


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Think twice before purchasing
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By abstractreasoner
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

This car is fine if you want to pretend you're in a race with the other cars on the road. If you want a refined car with a transmission, throttle, and engine that work well together, buy a Mercedes C-class. This car is an example of how a well engineered car can also be very unrefined. If it had a manual transmission it would probably be much easier to drive. Some shifts are smooth, some are not, others happen when you least expect it.


Favorite Features

Power


Suggested Improvements

BMW should purchase their autos from Mercedes.


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Wow
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By JScott
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

The 2009 BMW 335i is even more fun than my previous 2006 BMW 330i. I had a great experience with my previous 330i and didn't think there was much room for improvement. The 2009 335i takes an already near perfect design and adds just a little more in a lot of area. The engine is something you just have to experience by driving the car. Great power at all speeds and seems to beg to be driven harder. The handling is great in the curves. The new iDrive is fantastic. This is not the sluggish iDrive system of the past. If you are into tech toys and can operate a modern cell phone you will love the new iDrive. If you like performance cars go test drive one. Just be prepared to want one.


Favorite Features

The new iDrive/nav is great. Finally modern and easy to use. No longer sluggish to respond. Map look is very modern and intuitive. Ability to split the display screen with 2 different maps. The engine and handling - phenomenal. Apple iPod Integration - easy to use and control.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders are ok but with a passenger in the car they are a bit awkward. Run flat tires are expensive to replace and do not last as long as regular tires. No option for non-run flat tires. IPod cable is very short.


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2009 BMW 335i
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By Brad R
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Vehicle

2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I may have had the first 09 335i in all of CA while the rest were stuck in customs at the Long Beach Port in LA. This car is great! Fast, tight, great control, nice new body look with minor changes in the 09 in the exterior as well as on the interior. iDrive is so much better then old system. Great maps, options, usability, hard drive! And with the new twin Turbo which does its part to conserve gas this beast has power when you need it, and style when you are just rolling. Perfect mix of luxury and sport. The back seat is too small, but I guess thats why there is a 5 series.


Favorite Features

Has to be the hard drive and the ability to rip discs in the car. Also the turbo and the lack of any turbo lag - this thing just goes!


Suggested Improvements

I've heard there are no repairs to the run flats so we will see how that goes, hmmm not sure what to improve so I guess we will see when the new one comes out in 2012.


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