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