I picked this car up last week as certified pre-owned and it's the ONLY way to go with BMW! You get the benefits of a new car in terms of warranties for the price of a used car. I got a maintenance plan to cover up to 100,000 miles which is a MUST if you plan on keeping your car and not leasing. The one I got is fully loaded with every possible upgrade and the incredible thing is that I got it all for under $30K out the door! This car brand new with it's options would have easily cost over $50K!!!
Xenon headlights, comfort access, sport package, overall handling, BMW styling.
More comfortable seats, more leg room for the rear seats, more user friendly interface than current idrive, better software for navigation system.
Fun to drive, however interior and wiring stinks. Driver Side Door cup has peeled twice. Replaced nearly half of the exterior light bulbs on the car. I have the Steptronic Transmission and my car STALLED TWICE at a stop. Car has only 20K miles.
You can keep pushing and pushing your car.
Better Quality, get ride of the RFT and put in a Spare, and put more storage areas in the interior of the car.
Nothing but a headache. It's been to the dealer 4x for the same problem, stalling, stalling, stalling and stalling. Piece of junk - bought it brand new, barely 13K miles. I hope BMW will see this, take your car and give me my money!! It's now scheduled to go another appointment on the same problem, stalling, squeaking, loud thug when backing up, put on manual mode and won't default to 1st gear at full stop. When will BMW take care of the stalling. My confidence on this car is below "zero". Never, never, never will buy another BMW.... unsafe car.
Very smooth and powerful engine. Passing on 2 lane roads acceleration 50 to 90mph is quick. Engine torque allows 6th gear acceleraton at highway speeds w/o downshift. Amazing torque for 3Ltr engine. Much better than wife's Acura TL. At high altitude in Colorado I was amazed at ability to use cruise control on I70 over loveland pass at 11000ft elevation. 6spd auto trans ensures engine always in correct torque band. Brakes easily modulated and strong. Handling outstanding. Car goes where you point it. In corners sets up quickly and tracks easily. Able to corner at higher speeds with confidence. During 4000 mi trip in sept 08 averaged 30.2 mpg During trip from AR to SD, UT, CO back to Ark.
Superb engine, suspension, and brakes. Leather interior beautiful and comfy. Driver controls. Cruise control relaxing on long trips. Quiet interior. Had many cars over the years and BMW's perform best of all when pushed. Wife says the damn thing drives good. Engine very smooth and quiet. 25mpg city
Better cup holders. Radio controls not user friendly. Replace run flat tires; They make the ride somewhat harsh. When slow on windy roads trans sometimes shifts harsh. Seems to work better when in the sport mode. Original bridgestones replaced by dealer because they were noisy.
Bought a pretty standard issue '07 328i sedan with heated seats, iPod, and auto... everything else standard. Have owned it for 14 months, haven't had any problems even despite my hesitation in waiting almost 13.8k to get an oil change!! Close to 16k now. Average about 21 mpg with 70% city/30% hwy, and get over 32mpg in pure hwy. Except for the fact that it's a little expensive for what it is, I am thrilled with the driving dynamics, reliability, and quality of the car. If you can afford it, go for it, you won't be disappointed. I didn't get the Sport Package but wish I had - the wheels and seats are awesome!
Sound of engine. Heated seats get hot and stay hot. Door-handle lights at night. Quiet ride on smooth roads. Iconic gauges. Sound of doors closing. Innate quality.
A LITTLE more bang for the buck - I bought this car for the driving experience, not the luxury features or "brand mystique." Still, at $35k wishing I had something like xenons or leather included as standard.