2011 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: Unexpected disappointment

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Unexpected disappointment
By Dirttrack on


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


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.

Best Features

six speed shiftable automatic. Parking lights. Air conditioner. The "feel" when you go into a turn. Many other attributes.

Worst Features

Cup holders, simplify the operating controls. Instruction manual is complicated, it refers you to other pages and sections to get answers to questions.
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By jeffzx
on 01/19/12 17:53 PM (PST)

I actually like that it doesn't have a beep when lock the car. The lights do flash when you lock which is sufficient. Too many cars today that have super high-pitch alarm sounds when the fob is used. No alarm but told car is practically impossible to steal. Agree on the instruction manual. Can be very confusing to just wrong on several items, including the controls on the heat/air system.

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