Before you purchase a 328i please check the equipment list. Base car has no tinted windshield, no alarm, not even a beep when you lock the car. Perhaps a $550.00 special paint job, no seatback storage and perhaps other items I missed. Billed out at $39,000 and not even XM radio. First oil change is 12,000 mi. But, it is a tremendous driving machine. The advertising is correct. Almost only want to drive on two lane roads. Great grip, great brakes only the low beams are a little to low. Fun to drive but check your extras. My responsibility to check equipment. If you want a real car to drive, get a 328i, nothing like it.
six speed shiftable automatic. Parking lights. Air conditioner. The "feel" when you go into a turn. Many other attributes.
Cup holders, simplify the operating controls. Instruction manual is complicated, it refers you to other pages and sections to get answers to questions.
Fantastic driving machine. But, there are some issues that trouble me. Check out all the standard features prior to purchase. Many items standard on a much less expensive car are not there. No security system, not even a beep from the horn when locking vehicle. One outlet for GPS, lighter, or any other electronic stuff you might have. No pocket on back seats. Cup holders flimsy. Run flat tires. Picked up a screw. Had to patch inside of tire. No tire warranty, . And some other items I feel should be standard. My fault, was so excited after test drive did not think of small things that should be there. For forty grand one EXPECTS them. However, the car is one helluva driving machine.
Driving feel, fit and finish. So many features I still don't know how to use them all. Maintenance program.
When every Auto maker aims at the BMW 3S when build or redesign it tells is all it is the BM for all luxury and sport in this sigma. Every auto maker that i can think of has to mention the BMW 3S in one way or another, matter of fact several of them believe that it is the ultimate goal to match the 3S as passing it is almost impossible unless it is another beamer.
Reduce the road noise and the doors/windows creaking noise, and maybe get rid of the run flat tire or replace them with something with less road noise
I had a 2007 328i with minimal equipment and can say after just a week of owning the 2011, make sure you get the Premium Package and Nav. Completely different car and though more expensive, a better value with proper equipment. iDrive is easy to use and traffic sensing comes in handy in the NY metro area! This car looks much better with the now standard 17" wheels and it still rides well. The 3 series is perfect in every way - only things I don't like about it are: cup holders, somewhat lacking storage, small back seat, and lack of flip-down rear seats without CW package. The steering feel, engine sound, taut ride, and amazing craftsmanship are what brought me back. Couldn't be happier.
Feeling of quality from the line-up of the seams, stitching on the leather, to the excellent engine and ride. Though city mileage isn't amazing, I would typically get 31+ on the highway in my old 3 and expect the same out of this one.
Noticed that the standard speakers this time around aren't as good. I didn't really test the speakers before buying because I thought I was familiar with them, would have considered paying extra for the HK system had I known. If you aren't an audiophile you might not care, though.
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