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2011 BMW 3 Series

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Great BMW car!
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By billr6
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2011 BMW 3 Series 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Smooth car, very fast, looks great! interior is very nice and exterior is first class!! Power is amazing, I pass other cars on the highway in 3 to 10 seconds!! When you press the gas engine growls ever so nicely!! I am very confident when passing other cars on the highway or city streets.
Steering and handling is first class!! Amazing car!!!


Best Features

Speed, pick up, engine growl. Great looking car out and in.


Worst Features

remove run flat tires and use regular performance tires.


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The Ultimate Whining Machine
13 of 27 people found this review helpful
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By hiredgun
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2011 BMW 3 Series 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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My 328 developed a gear whine at 1000 miles that is still there today at 12000 miles.
BMW replaced the differential at 1500 miles, but the whine returned 500 miles later.
They refused to fix the problem, so I filed a lemon law claim against BMW.
I lost the case, even though the arbitration panel members all heard the noise.
The panel stated that it would annoy car owners, but they claimed it did not substantially impact the use, value or safety of the car.
BMW researched me on the internet before the case and their attorney was very rude.

Now the speedometer is 5mph too fast, and I have to calculate my speed when driving.
Can't wait to see what they say about this problem.


Best Features

Looks nice when clean, even though this $43 sounds like an 80's Hyundai when driving.


Worst Features

Correct the differential whine. My car has a serious whine and several of the loaner 328s have driven also have problem. This is uncharacteristic of the ultimate driving machine and of a 43k vehicle. Put a speedometer in the car that is accurate. Stand behind your product better.


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Great fun to drive
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By johnlutt
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2011 BMW 3 Series 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I really love this car.
It handles is like a groove in the road.
I do have a few complaints.
First, the throttle response sucks (at least when new).
Auto trans starts in 2nd and there seems to be a lag getting up to speed when driving normally.
Punching it will start in 1st, but there is still a slight delay then up to speed quickly.
Dealer said the trans will "learn" based on driving habits.
Surprisingly, he seems to be right and it has gotten better or I have gotten used to it.
The aux connection is in the center console but no place for the cord to exit.
Stock stereo on my 1998 Maxima probably sounds better.
Can't read stereo with polarized sun glasses.


Best Features

Handling


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2011 328i 3.0 AUTO
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By semperfi68
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2011 BMW 3 Series 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Our first BMW. Picked up this car new and like the way it handles and drives. The cup holders are fine with me. I like how they are out of sight when not in use. The radio is good. One must be near deaf to need or want a lounder one. The car is not made for people with big feet. Wife is small and has small feet, and she drives the most, where I'm tall and me feet hit the brakes or gas ped by accident often. Still, it's ok. However, since buying this car, it's been in the shop 3 times for a diff. problem. (my luck). First time, they replaced said diff., next, replaced oil and added some, wanted us to drive it aound a few weeks, next, they ordered another diff.. Still waiting


Best Features

Looks and size.


Worst Features

Better gas milage. Better diff. maybe? One can't be too happy about a differential problem.


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By Texan
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2011 BMW 3 Series 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Really like driving the car on the highway. No problem using the IDrive - just need to spend some time getting familiar with it.


Best Features

Comfort and performance are good.


Worst Features

Please offer decent cupholders; also heated/cooled seats. Also, the IPhone 4 will not pair with the 328i - very disappointing. Dealer states software update coming (when?).


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