Used 2008 BMW 3 Series

2008 BMW 3 Series
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2008 BMW 3 Series

Pros

  • Perfectly sorted vehicle dynamics, potent and refined engines, high-quality interior materials, wide range of configurations, convertible's sleek retractable hardtop.

Cons

  • Costs more than most competitors, not much interior storage space, navigation system brings with it exasperating iDrive, plain-Jane interior design.

Used 2008 BMW 3 Series for Sale

BMW 3 Series 2008 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
91,975 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328i
(2)
Quality Auto
4.7 mi away
List$8,477
Est.Loan: $173/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2008 328xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
109,510 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328xi
Epovo Auto Group
8.8 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2008 335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
98,975 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
335i
List$10,975
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2008 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
108,132 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328i
List$6,923
Est.Loan: $142/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2008 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
67,944 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328i
List$8,965
Est.Loan: $183/mo
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$247 Below Market
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BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!! ALL UNITS MUST LEAVE THE LOT! BRING YOUR DOWN PAYMENT AND DRIVE HOME. WE ARE AN 'A+' BBB AND HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS OVER 11 YEARS. OVER 100+ VEHICLES TO CHOSE FROM AND WE WILL MAKE THE DEAL EXTRA SWEET FOR YOU. COME SEE US TODAY! Internet Prices are based on cash or cashier's check. Our Internet price does not include a $395 Processing fee, Tags, title and FINANCE FEES!
BMW 3 Series 2008 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
68,351 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
335i
List$12,988
Est.Loan: $265/mo
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$300 Below Market
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BMW 3 Series 2008 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
100,000 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328i
(5)
Cars 4 Less
17.4 mi away
List$7,490
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2008 328i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
121,058 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328i
List$8,499
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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$234 Below Market
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BMW 3 Series 2008 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
70,341 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328i
MemberCar
18.6 mi away
List$9,421
Est.Loan: $193/mo
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Nice MD Inspected 2008 BMW 328i Sedan with Full Service History!! Loaded with Premium Package, Heated Leather Sport Seats, Automatic Transmission, Power Windows & Locks, Upgraded Alloy Wheels, Cold Weather Package, Power Seats, Automatic Climate Control, Upgraded Stereo and Much Much More!! This vehicle also comes with a Standard Warranty!Why pay Carmax or Franchise Dealer Pricing when you can buy directly from the distributor! Member car has a 30 year history of selling preowned vehicles to dealers wholesale, and is now selling directly to the public!Welcome to MemberCar of Rockville! We are a family owned and operated dealership catering to the DMV area and beyond for over 30 years. We offer tremendous value by pricing our vehicles below market value and offering a truly stress-free purchasing environment. We are very transparent in our purchase process, offering the easiest terms available with every vehicle in stock. Having our own extensive Wholesale/Purchase Division allows us to purchase mostly Local, One-Owner, Low Mileage, exceptional vehicles directly from the best sources, (Private Owners) instead of auctions. MemberCar has built our reputation upon successful, long-term relationships with our clients. During that time, we have become one of the areas preeminent providers of carefully selected, Maryland Safety Inspected, low mileage, local vehicles. We offer competitive Finance and Extended Warranty options, and we do accept all trade-ins. Our staff looks forward to the opportunity to earn your business, and we thank YOU for your time and consideration.If you just can't seem to find the time to come to us, we are also more than happy to bring a vehicle to your home or place of business!!! Don't take our word for it, check out what our customers are saying.http://www.cars.com/dealers/193733/membercar/reviews/
BMW 3 Series 2008 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
113,318 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328i
Ammoury Auto
18.8 mi away
List$6,495
Est.Loan: $133/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2008 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
48,276 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328i
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2008 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
40,596 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
335i
List$15,551
Est.Loan: $283/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2008 335xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
116,512 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
335xi
H&R Auto
23.6 mi away
List$6,981
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2008 328i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
116,612 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328i
Prime Motors
24.1 mi away
List$9,777
Est.Loan: $200/mo
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Dealer Notes
LIKE NEW!!! MINT CONDITION!!! COME DRIVE IT HOME TODAY!!! We have access to lenders who offer GUARANTEED APPROVAL FOR EVERYONE!!! IF YOU HAVE A JOB / YOU ARE QUALIFIED !!! WE ARE A CARFAX PREFERRED DEALERSHIP; WHICH MEANS YOULL ALSO RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY COPY OF A CARFAX REPORT WITH THE VEHICLE YOU ARE PURCHASING. EVERY VEHICLE IS VIRGINIA INSPECTED! EACH VEHICLE UNDERGOES A THOROUGH 150 POINT INSPECTION ALONG WITH A OIL & FILTER CHANGE AND ALL THE NECESSARY FLUSHES HAVE BEEN PERFORMED, WHICH ALLOWS US TO DELIVER A QUALITY VEHICLE AT A PHENOMENAL PRICE TO YOU!!! Weve been a leading provider of QUALITY USED VEHICLES in the DMV AREA for over 20 YEARS. And we are extremely proud of it. Here at PRIME MOTORS YOU ARE OUR PRIORITY!!! WE WELCOME EVERYONE WITH OPEN DOORS AND A WARM SMILE!!! Our finance department has years of experience which will present you with the BEST DEAL AND SERVICE POSSIBLE!!! To top all this off, Id like to mention that every qualified vehicle does come with a COMPLIMENTARY WARRANTY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THAT ADDITIONAL PIECE OF MIND THAT WE ALL NEED!!! BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT, EXCELLENT CREDIT, REPOS, BANKRUPTCY, DIVORCE, what ever good or bad lessons life has thrown at you in the past, I want to say with confidence WE GOT YOU COVERED. !!! Take my advice DONT WASTE ANY MORE TIME AND STOP YOUR CREDIT FROM BEING RAN FOR NO REASON, COME TO PRIME MOTORS LLC, WE MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE!!! CALL US TODAY DONT WASTE ANYMORE TIME!!! 703-671-8100 OFFICE OR TEXT US AT 703-940-0796 WWW.PRIMEMOTORSVA.NET = WHERE DREAMS COME TO REALITY!!! SE HABLAMOS ESPANOL DISCLAIMER: The amount specified in this add is a cash price for the vehicle, price may change upon financing or other conditions. The down payment may vary depending on the qualified customer. Annual Percentage Rate (APR) will wary per customer qualification. Fees and repayment terms vary by program and may result in a higher rate than advertised. Listed price does not include tax, tags, and title. While we make every effort in displaying accurate data, the vehicle listings within this web site may not reflect all accurate vehicle items. All inventory listed is subject to prior change or sale. The vehicle photo displayed may be used as an example only. Pricing throughout the web site does not include any additional options that may have been installed by the dealership. Please see the dealer for exact details. Vehicle may also be in transit and not located at the dealer all though they may be advertised on the web site. Some vehicles are shown with optional equipment. See the actual vehicle for complete accuracy of features, options, and/or pricing. Due to the numerous possible combinations of vehicle models, styles, colors and options, the vehicle pictures on this web site may not fully match your vehicle exactly; however, it is described and will match it as much and as closely as possible.
BMW 3 Series 2008 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
57,982 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328i
South Street Autos
27.6 mi away
List$9,568
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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Navigation, Heated Front Leather Seats, Power Sunroof, Dual Zone Climate Controls, Traction Control, Universal Garage Door Opener and More...
BMW 3 Series 2008 328xi 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
129,492 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328xi
PEGASUS MOTORS
30.3 mi away
List$7,997
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Visit Pegasus Motors online at www.pegasusride.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 301-894-8205 today to schedule your test drive. Air Conditioning,�_<Alloy Wheels,�_<Automatic Headlights,�_<Cargo Area Tiedowns,�_<Cruise Control,�_<Daytime Running Lights,�_<Driver Airbag,�_<Electronic Brake Assistance,�_<Fog Lights,�_<Front Air Dam,�_<Front Side Airbag,�_<Heated Exterior Mirror,�_<High Intensity Discharge Headlights,�_<Interval Wipers,�_<Keyless Entry,�_<Leather Steering Wheel,�_<Passenger Airbag,�_<Power Windows,�_<Rain Sensing Wipers,�_<Run Flat Tires,�_<Second Row Folding Seat,�_<Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls,�_<Side Head Curtain Airbag,�_<Steering Wheel Mounted Controls,�_<Subwoofer,�_<Tachometer,�_<Telescopic Steering Column,�_<Tire Pressure Monitor,�_<Traction Control,�_<Trip Computer,�_<Trunk Anti-Trap Device,�_<Vehicle Stability Control System
BMW 3 Series 2008 335xi 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
73,712 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
335xi
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $266/mo
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$300 Below Market
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BMW 3 Series 2008 328i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
71,126 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328i
List$12,990
Est.Loan: $265/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Fully deserving of its popularity, the 2008 BMW 3 Series sets the standard for overall driving enjoyment, luxury and refinement in four different luxury segments. Only its high price will give you pause.

vehicle overview

In the past decade, the BMW 3 Series has been the benchmark against which all other entry-level luxury cars have arguably been designed to compete with and/or beat. To date, a scant few have been able to accomplish the latter. And even when that happens, this Bavarian classic has consistently retaken its crown. Last year saw the addition of a very potent twin-turbo engine and the arrival of fully up-to-date coupe and convertible models. The 2008 BMW 3 Series carries over mostly unchanged and despite fierce competition, retains its benchmark status.

If you're in the market for an entry-level luxury car, chances are there's a 3 Series to consider. There are four body styles, two engines, two transmissions and a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive. Also, a variety of luxury and performance-oriented options allow you to equip the 3 as luxuriously and/or as sporty as you see fit. Regardless of configuration, this BMW lives up to its "ultimate driving machine" tag line with an unparalleled mix of driving ease and proficiency. Even the convertible model manages to retain much of the 3's handling pedigree, despite its added weight and loss of structural rigidity.

In several comparison tests Edmunds.com conducted over the past year, the 3 Series proved over and over again that it's the top dog in the pound -- especially the 335 and its spectacular turbocharged inline-6. We placed the Infiniti G35 Sport above the 335i sedan in one test, but that was due to the substantial price premium commanded by the Bimmer. In fact, the 3 Series' price is its only significant detriment -- a fully loaded 335i sedan can reach $50,000, while the convertible touches 60 large. "Entry level" it ain't.

If price or getting the latest electronic goodies is more important to you, competitors like the Infiniti G35/G37, Cadillac CTS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4 and Volvo C70 are very attractive competitors. Even when discussing driving enjoyment, most deliver at a level that many consumers will find extremely rewarding and downright fun. Still, the 2008 BMW 3 Series remains the benchmark. As always, it provides a tremendous mix of handling, ride quality, performance, luxury and styling. Heck, it's even pretty fuel efficient. For an entry-level luxury car, this is our top choice.

Trim levels & features

A compact entry-level luxury car, the 2008 BMW 3 Series is available in sedan, coupe, hardtop convertible and wagon body styles. All come in a rear-wheel-drive 328i trim level, while the coupe, sedan and wagon also come in all-wheel-drive 328xi trim. In addition, the convertible, coupe and sedan are available as the rear-drive 335i, and the sedan and coupe are available as the all-wheel-drive 335xi.

Standard equipment on the 328 models includes 16-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, a sunroof, leatherette upholstery, real walnut wood trim, automatic climate control and a 10-speaker CD stereo with an auxiliary audio jack. Coupe and convertible versions of the 328 come with slightly more equipment. The coupe also has a sport-tuned suspension while the convertible has a power-retractable hardtop. In addition to its more powerful engine, the 335 model has power front seats and a premium Harman Kardon Logic 7 sound system.

Most 3 Series cars you encounter on dealer lots will be equipped with the Premium Package, and many will have both the Premium and Sport Packages. The Premium Package provides leather upholstery (heat-reflective in the convertible), a full set of auto-dimming mirrors, Bluetooth, BMW Assist telematics, and on 328 models, power seats. The Sport Package specifies a firmer suspension on convertibles, sedans and wagons, along with larger wheels, performance tires, sport seats and a higher top-speed limiter.

Stand-alone extras include an iDrive-based navigation system with real-time traffic updates, active steering, adaptive cruise control, keyless startup (known as Comfort Access), heated front seats and satellite radio. Paddle shifters can be added to models equipped with the automatic transmission and the Sport Package. You can also replace the standard walnut interior accents with either light poplar or aluminum trim at no additional cost.

2008 Highlights

Having introduced two all-new body styles last year, the 3 Series undergoes few changes for 2008. Most notable is the addition of the 335xi coupe, which adds all-wheel drive to the turbocharged 3 Series two-door. Sedans and wagons equipped with the six-speed automatic and Sport Package can now be upgraded with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The convertible carries over unchanged.

Performance & mpg

The 2008 BMW 328i and 328xi are powered by a 3.0-liter inline-6 rated at 230 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. The 335i and 335xi are powered by a heavily modified, twin-turbocharged version of the same 3.0-liter engine that produces an impressive 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual is the standard gearbox and a six-speed automatic is optional. In performance testing, the turbocharged 3 Series sedan and coupe raced up to 60 mph in fewer than 5 seconds -- about the same as the last M3. The heavier 335xi and convertible 335i are a tad slower. Expect the 328i to be in the mid-6-second range, which is hardly pokey.

Despite its potent power plants, the 3 Series remains fuel efficient. The 328 gets about 17-18 mpg in the city and 25-28 mpg on the highway, depending on the body style, transmission and drivetrain. A rear-drive 335i has a 17/26 mpg rating regardless of transmission.

Safety

Standard safety equipment on the 2008 BMW 3 Series includes antilock disc brakes, dynamic brake control, stability control, run-flat tires, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. The convertible lacks the side curtains, but the regular front side airbags extend up to head level and there are also pop-up rollover hoops. The stability control system integrates several features designed to improve braking performance, such as periodically wiping the brake rotors when the windshield wipers are in use (wet brakes don't stop so well) and snugging the pads to the rotors when the driver abruptly lifts off the throttle, which quickens brake responsiveness.

In government crash tests, the sedan and wagon received four out of five stars for frontal collision protection and five stars for side protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety frontal-offset crash testing, both the sedan and convertible received the highest rating of "Good." In the IIHS side crash test, the sedan received a "Good," while the convertible received a third-best "Marginal" rating.

Driving

There's no going wrong with either of the engines available in the 2008 BMW 3 Series. The standard, normally aspirated engine is a little light on low-end torque, but it moves the car around smartly and provides slightly better mileage. Meanwhile, the twin-turbo engine provides the kind of acceleration formerly associated with the high-performance M3.

No matter which model you choose, the 3 Series' world-class suspension, steering and brakes will provide hours of entertainment on twisty two-lane highways. Beyond simply feeling rock-solid when hustled around turns, this car communicates with the driver in a manner that inspires confidence no matter what kind of driving you're doing. At the same time, the 3 Series is an ideal long-distance cruiser, delivering both a comfortably controlled ride and a quiet cabin environment.

Interior

The 3 Series interiors provide a restrained show of luxury. Though a tad plain, the emphasis, through items such as supportive seats and clean analog gauges, is on driver comfort and involvement. Materials are high in quality and build quality is exceptional; indeed, even the standard leatherette (vinyl) upholstery looks and feels better than one would expect. The convertible's available industry-first heat-reflective leather does a wonderful job of keeping occupants' posteriors cool. We'd steer clear of the optional navigation system, though, as its accompanying iDrive interface is very unintuitive.

The front seats have enough firm support to ward off fatigue during a day's worth of driving, while the rear seats are adequately roomy for adults on shorter trips and plenty accommodating for children. Trunk space is average in sedans and coupes, while the wagon offers a maximum cargo capacity of 61 cubic feet. The convertible offers a reasonable cargo hold when the hardtop is up, but it shrinks considerably when the top is lowered.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 BMW 3 Series.

Expensive but reliable
del21,05/19/2011
I bought this car in October 2007 with 2 miles on it. I have had it to the shop 1 time for a stero fuse that went back and was replaced under the warrant. I replaced the run flat tires with regular tires ($70 dollar Pirelli's from Discount Tire) and it made no change in it's performance, "repeat, no change in performance after i had run the original tires on Nitrogen for 39000 miles. Nitrogen makes the difference in tires, trust me. The car now has 53000 miles and it still runs great. The only notable annoyance it that the timing clicks and has clicked since about 8000 miles but it is of no harm to the engine. I get the oil changed once a year for about $80, not at the dealership. Great car.
BMW 2008 328xi - got rid of it at 104k miles
perk82,10/28/2015
If you are under warranty or less than 75K miles, you are lucky otherwise get rid of it before parts start to fall of the car and it stops on you in the middle of a freeway at 75 miles per hour speed not once but thrice, each time for a different issue. I would also quote here a dealership words on a expensive repair cost "Sir, what do you expect, your BMW has over 90K miles". I learnt my lesson that day.
2008 BMW 335i, Transmission died at 84k mi
Lovely Day,09/21/2015
This car was great! When I first bought it I loved it. It had 72k miles on it. I bought it from an Audi dealer (someone had traded it in). In less than 6 months I needed new brakes all around. The driver side headlight had also gone out. Around 3 months after that, the passenger side headlight went out. I purchased the car in April 2014 and by August 2015 at around 84k miles, I had to get a new transmission which thankfully was covered under an aftermarket warranty. So within not even a year and a half, and about 12k miles, the following repairs needed to be done: new transmission, all around brake pads, driver and passenger side headlights, brake fluid flush, oil leak, power steering fluid leak, and some kind of fuel sensor or something that I don't know what in the world the dealer was talking about.
Driver's and Mechanic's dream
FLMike,09/25/2015
Bought my 335xi AWD sedan as a CPO with 30K miles in 2011 as a "practical" commuter as too many miles on my 1995 Porsche 911S. Love the car but the maintenance costs are beginning to concern me. IMO the ONLY way to purchase / own a 335XI is under the CPO warranty program and sell it before the value curve falls off at 5 to 6 years. Maintenance thus far: Via recall: fuel pump, Under CPO: Both rear bearings, front transfer case, front bearing, all O2 sensors, idler pulley, main harness from battery to engine compartment. Maintenance not covered under CPO: rear window motor: $400 Now at 104K highway miles, maintenance out of my pocket: Electric water pump and thermostat ($1500). So I am estimating the cost to drive this driving machine approaching >$10k in 4 years. Ouch. Expected Maintenance in next 3 months: All fuel injectors: $1600, Rotors / pads $800. Turbos...? hope not. Update 10/2016 118k miles. Original 8yr old battery showing signs of death. New BMW battery $210 self install plus $130 for bmw to reset the not-so-adaptive battery mgmt system. Value cover gasket leak. Dealer wants 1100. Another self install of 4hrs and 40bucks...
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
230 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
17 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
300 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
230 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
16 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
300 hp @ 5800 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2008 BMW 3 Series
More About This Model

It's hard to make a name for yourself when your big brother's always the center of attention. Just ask the 2008 BMW 328i sedan, which seems doomed to toil in relative obscurity while its steroidal 335i sibling gets all the press. That's a shame, because the 328i is an unequivocal pleasure to drive. It's also roughly $6,000 cheaper than a comparably equipped 335i.

Rather than dismissing the 328i as BMW's entry-level sport sedan, it's best to think of it as a 335i with less motor. These Bavarian brothers are essentially the same everywhere except under the hood. Is the 328i good enough to make you forget about the 335i's extra 70 horsepower and 100 pound-feet of torque? Not a chance. But it's still a world-class sport sedan in its own right, and its buttery-smooth 230-hp inline six-cylinder engine provides enough power for all but the most demanding drivers.

What really set our 328i tester apart was its optional sport package, which provided a magical mixture of handling and compliance. We were treated to the best of both worlds, with a ride that was never harsh, and cornering capabilities that were downright exhilarating. You'd never guess that our 328i had the sport package from its supple composure over bumps and ruts, yet it carves through the canyons at a pace that would put some purpose-built sports cars to shame. Few vehicles at any price can match the all-around excellence of this sport-tuned chassis.

Of course, the 328i's worth can't be measured by its performance alone. Sport-sedan shoppers want athletic driving dynamics in a practical package — and on the latter count the 328i comes up a little short. This is literally true of the backseat, where headroom and legroom are tight for even moderately tall passengers. The functionality of the stereo and climate controls also leaves something to be desired, and while interior materials are generally top-notch, storage nooks for cell phones and such are few and far between.

If you love to drive, though, the sport package-equipped 328i has no equal in this segment. The only question is whether it's worth ponying up the extra cash for a 335i. That's not for us to judge, but we will say this: We wouldn't blame anyone for pocketing an extra $6 grand along with the keys to a 328i.

Used 2008 BMW 3 Series Overview

The Used 2008 BMW 3 Series is offered in the following submodels: , , , . Available styles include 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 328i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 328xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 328i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 328xi 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 335xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 335xi 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 328i 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 6M), and 328xi 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 BMW 3 Series?

Save up to $300 on one of 40 Used 2008 BMW 3 Series for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $5,899 as of09/22/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 BMW 3 Series trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 BMW 3 Series 328i is priced between $5,899 and$18,500 with odometer readings between 39434 and153995 miles.
  • The Used 2008 BMW 3 Series 328xi is priced between $6,976 and$12,987 with odometer readings between 37887 and145906 miles.
  • The Used 2008 BMW 3 Series 335xi is priced between $6,965 and$12,995 with odometer readings between 73712 and149930 miles.
  • The Used 2008 BMW 3 Series 335i is priced between $6,981 and$15,551 with odometer readings between 134 and98975 miles.

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Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2008 BMW 3 Series for sale near. There are currently 40 used and CPO 2008 3 Serieses listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $5,899 and mileage as low as 134 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2008 BMW 3 Series. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $300 on a used or CPO 2008 3 Series available from a dealership near you.

Can't find a used 2008 BMW 3 Seriess you want in your area? Consider a broader search.

Find a used BMW 3 Series for sale - 10 great deals out of 23 listings starting at $24,795.

Find a used BMW for sale - 1 great deals out of 20 listings starting at $9,538.

Find a used certified pre-owned BMW 3 Series for sale - 2 great deals out of 5 listings starting at $17,887.

Find a used certified pre-owned BMW for sale - 5 great deals out of 23 listings starting at $22,605.

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Should I lease or buy a 2008 BMW 3 Series?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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