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2016 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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By Tom R.
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2016 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback 335i xDrive 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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This car checks all the boxes for me. It is fun to drive, smooth and quiet, and very practical. It was delivered in perfect condition, free from any defects. It is beautiful too, regardless of what the "boy racer" aficionados think. To get just what I wanted I ordered out and had it made. It took them a little less than 6 weeks to get it made in Germany and delivered to me. I think this is pretty darn good, since the last BMW I ordered was assembled in Spartanburg SC, USA and it took over 4 weeks. There was no learning curve at all for me to learn how to use the tech and other features on this car, since I was a returning BMW customer. BMW does a good job of training new customers with their product experts at the dealership also. The sales and service experience at my dealership have been outstanding. I am looking forward to some great road trips in this "dream machine".


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$60K+ Fun to drive, but has some interior rattles
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By John McDonough
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2016 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback 335i xDrive 4dr Hatchback AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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At times I think this is the Ultimate Rattler. Less than two weeks into ownership and there are LOUD rattles emanating from the plastic entertainment console. Simply pressing on the frame halts the annoyance for a brief time or until the next bump. Other rattles are starting and can't determine their source. My 10 year old Infinitis have zero rattles. This car is difficult to get in and out from and the command center is not very intuitive. I'm 6'2" and sports seats have good support but the seat section could be wider. More than enough leg room, which is great. The car has terrific storage capacity, comparable or better than many SUV's. Never have to worry about the car bottoming out on rough road or a steep driveway, as it rides fairly high. AWD gives immediate handling confidence.


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Best car I have owned
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By Steve
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2016 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback 328i xDrive SULEV 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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This car is more like a crossover as you have plenty of room in the rear with the hatchback and the rear seats fold down for even more cargo. The ride is smooth and quiet. Plenty of power when you need it and I have not had one issue with this vehicle. Great for long trips with plenty of leg room in the rear seat. The gas mileage is great for this size vehicle (35-37 on the highway) and it is a whole different platform than the standard 328 - much more roomy inside. Love this car.


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In its own class
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By Richard Wilson
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2016 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback 328i xDrive SULEV 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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Practical aspects of a SUV while still as sleek as a sedan. Cofortable and quiet. Lots of rear seat leg room and flexible storage space. Fun to drive. Lots to learn with all the gadgets. If you don't get the various packages built to your specifications (2-3 months), then have to compromise on what's available - not a lot of these around - in its niche class.


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Get ready to do everything twice....
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By Karen Santa
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2016 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Hatchback 328i xDrive SULEV 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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Great car to drive. Fun, peppy, comfortable. Great space in both trunk and seat area.

However, the logic of BMW controls baffles me. Turning off the car? Press the button (only engine turns off). In order to turn off the electronics (they DO NOT turn off automatically after a period of time), you must press the on/off button AGAIN with your foot off the pedal. Don't forget that, or else you will turn the car BACK ON. This same logic applies to almost every aspect of the car....from unlocking the doors while inside (no way to program an "all unlock") to navigation to Bluetooth. Yikes. I realized that I would be working with a learning curve when moving from a Lexus to BMW, but really? No front camera to help with parking? Wait, yes there is, but one must - wait for it - press the button, to activate (while parking???). As someone who places their purse behind the front seat while driving, I can only say that I guess I will have a permanent bruise on my leg from reaching ALL THE WAY INSIDE the car to get to the unlock button (why can't that be on the door with all the other door features? It seems unfortunate to have a car this fun to drive and look at that is so incredibly infuriating to utilize. Six months later.....I am still frustrated with this car. In addition to all the duplicate button pushing, it is remarkable to me that BMW thinks 1: "automatic" wipers means wipers that turn on AFTER you press the button (which is conveniently hidden behind the steering wheel - you cannot see it while driving); 2: one would never need to close the hatch while sitting in the car (you can only open it) and 3: one can only hear bluetooth operations through the car audio when the phone itself has the volume turned ALL THE WAY UP. Sheesh......


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