2008 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: BMW has to stand behind their

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BMW has to stand behind their errors!
By badfradzz on


2008 BMW 3 Series 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Just traded my 330i for a 335i. There was no other cost effective way to get that next 50 HP out of the engine (which was fast enough for most folks, but once you get that bug).
This car is incredible (Incredible!!) And if you are older than 45, this car is more like a sci-fi transporter out of a comic book.
It's so smooth and goes so easily 30mph over the speed limit that you'll think it's a set up by the Klingons to get your money.
However, three problems remain in the 2007 and up, 1: subframe/serpentine belt damage 2: wastegate failure in the turbo/turbos 3: high pressure fuel pump failure. To some extent BMW has addressed two of three.
So do your homework, the 335 will smile on you.

Best Features

It's fast. It's smooth. It's fast. It's smooth. It's fast. It's smooth.

Worst Features

Bmw, fix the design flaws! It's good BMW addressed the waste gate and fuel pump, but the turbos should be better covered. How can BMW expect the turbos to fail at 83,001 miles and it's okay?? $50,000 dollar car okay? And the subframe issue should be fixed!! How can BMW ignore this? How can BMW stick owners with this $3000 repair when it's a design problem. And lastly, why did BMW destroy the Iphone app 'My BMW Remote?? It put BMW ahead of all ALL other manufacturers? Why did you break the app BMW??? Why?? It doesn't do anything now, read the reviews on Apple!!
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By ubla
on 11/06/13 16:23 PM (PST)

I trusted BMW to stand for quality. Who needs (7) year 100,000 mile powertrain warranty those are for compromised American brands or new Korean ones without a track record. O boy! I was wrong to learn that BMW does not give a crap about quality and customers. With a car just out of the 50,000 mile warranty failing the transmission is a normal thing you are on your own. To be honest I liked the old e49. The new ones 2006 and 2008 have inadmissible suspension problems shocks bottoming out and the horrid run flat tires. Then, the acorns dent the hood (they not dented the e46 or may wife’s C300 Mercedes) I am disgusted of this Brand.

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