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MORE COMPLEXITY
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By DL
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2009 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Looks great, AWD with winter tires makes it unstoppable in snow. Standard seats not good for long trips. Recent 1200 mile trip in 09 accord=much more comfortable in a car costing 1/2 of my 3 series. This is my third BMW, all electronics get more complex and inscrutable with each new model: bluetooth phone not well thought out, and my ipod becomes more difficult to use with BMW controls. If you like making a hobby out of learning how to use a car, BMW controls may appeal to you. Minimal storage space in passenger compartment. Lots of unfixable noises in very cold weather. On the plus side, great handling, nice ride (16 inch tires). Fold down rear seats very useful, esp with small trunk.


Best Features

All wheel drive. Brakes.


Worst Features

Fix inaccurate speedometer(3-4 % too fast) and (overly optimistic) mpg calculator. This seems to be characteristic of all BMWs. Need more comfortable seats. Make electronics 'consumer friendly', more intuitive.


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Best Car I have Owned
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By steve
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2009 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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This car is great. First BMW I have owned and the performance, handling and seat comfort are fabulous. Got rid of my lumbar roll as the sport seats and lumbar support are that comfortable. Everything else I have owned except for a Boxster feel slushy in comparison and you can drive this in the New England winter without problem. The iDrive works well without the problems previous iterations have had. The Navigation system is mostly intuitive and accurate. A few issues.....the 18" low profile run-flats and sport suspension are very harsh and potholes are to be avoided at all costs. I have already had one replaced due to side wall failure at a cost of $750!!?? Glove box is too small!


Best Features

Handling and performance. Incredibly comfortable seats with side bolsters, lumbar support and adjustable thigh support. I love them.


Worst Features

A little less harsh on the suspension and consider a different tire/wheel combination. Larger glove box. Include more options in the price and don't price them a la carte.


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Snow Cat Surf Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Skeep
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2009 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Absolutely the best. I wanted a surf car, dog car, with the 3.0 sport package to race down the autobahn and this wagon rocks. Tiptronic transmission provides everything. Paddle shifters just add that much more capability for driving fast and low. Sport Package a must. Love this wagon. Snow will not stop this car. Can't wait to drive it in the USA on the beach at Cape Hatteras. You win when you buy this car!


Best Features

Premium sound. All wheel drive gives her capability in every sort of weather. DTS is phenomenal. This car has the benefit of 20 years of great designing.


Worst Features

Are you kidding? Nothing.


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335d 2009 Great Car
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By MJ
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2009 BMW 3 Series 335d 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6A)


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If any one is looking for a 335 BMW. Take a close look at the 335d. It is very fast, 425 lbs ft. of torque and 265 hp. It to me feels much faster than the 335i in normal around town driving. I now have just about 7000 miles on it. No problems at all. I also have a lexus for my wife. The reliability is the same both, great. However the big plus is the mileage. I get 30 mpg around town and 39 on the highway . The 335i cannot do that. There is no diesel smell or smoke ever. Diesel fuel cost is at or just below high test in Northern Va.


Best Features

Power , Mileage , Very supportive sport seats. Big tires . Safety. Nav is great and very easy to use. Great sound on the upgraded stereo.


Worst Features

My car has the sport package. BMW should allow the choice between summer tires and all-season high performance tires.


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


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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.


Best Features

Engine, paddle shifters, brakes, heated steering wheel!


Worst Features

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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