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Looks are deceiving
4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Eddy P.
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2008 BMW 3 Series Convertible 328i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Mechanical issues all the time, 60k and so far have had to replace; The Alternator, Sparkplugs, coils, breaks, roaders, the battery. Also seems to be a big issue with the ABS module on this model. It goes bad and the Start light, Break light, and cruise control go off. To replace it is pretty expensive depending where you take it. So while the car is nice, make sure you only lease a BMW not what I expected when I got it. Not buying another one anytime soon.


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Hope you have money to throw away
9 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By Randy
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2008 BMW 3 Series Convertible 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Bought my wife a 335i convertible after she was rear ended totaling her Honda S2000. she drove the care 3 months and the water pump had to be replaced. then the rear wheel bearings had to be replaced. Then the Turbos went out. this car has been sitting in the shop more than it has been driven. What a piece of junk.


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Would have been great, but...
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ChiefBigTalker
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2008 BMW 3 Series Convertible 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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This is nearly a great car. Fast. Handles well. Looks great. Sounds great. The retracting top is a thing of beauty. But it isn't as reliable as my old Alfa Romeo. Run flat tires are fragile; I've had to replace four of them in two years. I can deal with the somewhat harsh ride, but the huge expense and inconvenience has taught me never to buy another car with run flats. The fuel injection system broke down, taking the car out of commission for several days. Seats rattle. The cable connecting the ipod to the sound system is poor, and despite replacement still cuts out a channel from time to time. iDrive isn't that bad; lose the run flats, make it reliable, and it would be great.


Best Features

The folding top. The engine. The rain-sensing wipers.


Worst Features

Lose the run flats. Pay attention to build quality.


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Could hardly be happier
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By byron
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2008 BMW 3 Series Convertible 328i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Drives like an extension of your body. Top down wind and noise amazingly low and climate control allows you to drive topless in anything but rain. Controls typically Teutonic and not intuitive. Will run decently on less than premium but idle roughens. Love the turning headlights - great on windy roads at night and illumination overall is outstanding. Great highway mileage. Top tends to hang up after being driven with it closed for while, but close/open switch operation allows it to open fine.


Best Features

Retractable hard top. Turning headlights. The iPod jack. Automatic wipers.


Worst Features

Specific controls for chime and panel dimmer


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Still impressed
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Bill Botz
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2008 BMW 3 Series Convertible 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Purchase went smooth, did my homework, knew what i wanted. The most impressive thing about the car is the immediate torque gratification, and the amount of thought they put into the engineering aspects of the car - every aspect. I have still yet to find anything I dislike about the design and it has been 6 months! I absolutely love everything about it. One of those purchases that works out be more satisfying than anticipated long after. Not a cheap car, but a bargain for what you get.


Best Features

The iDrive is awesome. I figured out how to use it on my first drive home, never had to open a manual. If you can work a blackberry and a GPS, this will be a breeze. Convertible.


Worst Features

The only think I would improve would be to not make the side mirrors so cheesy. They are thin plastic and tend to want to come off as only held on by a clip or two. Had to replace one of them. At least they are replaceable but you have to get them custom painted. So $150 to replace.


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