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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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Perfect Sedan
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By DanD
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2009 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Still can't believe after 19,000 miles and 6 months the car still feels GREAT. Optional Xenons are are a MUST, sports package, and cold weather package. Leatherette feels great and holds up very nicely. AWD system is the best I have ever owned. Had a 2002 Audi allroad and this car gets around just as good if not better. No complaints about the run flats. Just had it in for first service at 17k, said tires had almost no wear!! Handling is BEST in class, I drove every car in segment. Brakes are the best I have ever had. HIGHLY recommended, at least test drive, blows the new A4 out of the water in handling. 30+ mpg on my long road trips! 25+ city hwy!


Best Features

Butter smooth engine all the way to redline. Sports seats are very supportive and comfortable. AWD system is kicking this Minnesota winters rear! Even got out of my drive way after 12+ inches of snow and the plow mound! Sat radio is great. Xenons are amazing. Takes 15 seconds for seats to heat.


Worst Features

Curious about replacing RFT's. Long oil changes makes me nervous, 17k for last one. Second power jack, can't put arm rest down if I have my phone charging. Wish some options were not so $$.


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Second time lucky
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By big kev
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2009 BMW 3 Series 335d 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6A)


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This is my second 3 series - the first was 2007 335i and for some reason this 'update' is a much better car. I have 16" wheels with 205/50 tires deliberately avoiding low profiles and the ride is very comfortable, and handling is fine (runflat smash and crash is gone!) I find The car more comfortable than the 5 series and traded my 2008 Audi A4, which I liked a lot but the Beema is much smoother and more 'refined' - especially the diesel engine. Hated the old 3 series mainly because of the high fuel bills and the horrible ride - love this one; mainly because of the improved ride due to non low profile runflats and Continental tires rather than Bridgestone which were awful.


Best Features

Mileage, torque, comfortable seats (I'm 6'2") handling and the way it looks.


Worst Features

Instruments are a bit small, and it makes a high pitched 'whining' noise through the gears. Not loud but annoying and noticeable. Told the dealer and they said 'they just do that'. Nothing wrong.


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