Used 2008 BMW 3 Series Coupe

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 Coupe for Sale

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)
70,760 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328i
List$8,943
Est.Loan: $183/mo
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$246 Below Market
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BMW 3 SERIES 328I ** CLEAN CARFAX ** AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS ** BLUETOOTH ** SUNROOF ** AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL ** XM RADIO ** LEATHER SEATS ** PUSH BUTTON START ** OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS..STOHLMAN HAS BEEN SERVING THE AREA FOR OVER 80 YEARS.
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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Dealer Notes
OCTOBER FEST SALES EVENT. 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 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$6,990
Est.Loan: $143/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)
113,318 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328i
Ammoury Auto
18.8 mi away
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2008 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
96,221 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
335i
List$10,981
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Leather Seats,Convertible Hardtop This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. This 2008 BMW 3 Series 335i is proudly offered by Jaguar Land Rover Bethesda Drop the top and have some fun in this well-appointed, sporty convertible. There's a level of quality and refinement in this BMW 3 Series that you won't find in your average vehicle. Marked by excellent quality and features with unmistakable refined leather interior that added value and class to the BMW 3 Series More information about the 2008 BMW 3 Series: Interesting features of this model are wide variety of bodies and drivetrains, the near-supercar M3., the best inline six-cylinder engines for those who love motoring, and Driving pleasure par excellence *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
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 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)
39,434 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328i
(3)
Passport BMW
33.6 mi away
List$17,500
Est.Loan: $319/mo
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Dealer Notes
LOW MILES - 39,434! iPodMP3 Input, Convertible Hardtop, Premium Sound System, Aluminum Wheels, Rear Air.DRIVE THIS 3 SERIES WITH CONFIDENCE4 Star Driver Front Crash Rating. 5 Star Driver Side Crash Rating.KEY FEATURES ON THIS 3 SERIES INCLUDERear Air, Premium Sound System, iPodMP3 Input, Convertible Hardtop, Aluminum WheelsBEST IN CLASS: THE BMW 3 SERIESSee why more Car and Driver editors drive the 3 Series than any other vehicle. The 3 Series is one of Car and Driver's 10 Best Cars 19 times the longest-running entry on the list. Consumer Guide Best Buy Car. Great Gas Mileage: 28 MPG Hwy.COME EXPERIENCE THE ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE TODAYPassport BMW is your full service dealer for new BMW and pre-owned sales, service and parts, and serves Washington DC, Suitland, Waldorf, Alexandria, and all of the VA and MD Washington DC Metro Area. All pricing is inclusive of rebates and incentives and is plus tax, tags, government fees, freight (new cars) and a dealer service fee of $300 (not required by law). See center for details.Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.Using CARFAX vehicle history reports every used vehicle's title can be researched against an extensive database. CARFAX Vehicle History Reports include title information (including salvaged or junked titles) flood damage history total loss accident history odometer readings lemon history number of owners accident indicators (such as airbag deployments) state emissions inspection results service records and vehicle use (taxi rental lease etc.). This high level of consumer protection allows you to choose and purchase any of our quality vehicles with the confidence you deserve. Note CARFAX records may be incomplete and there may also be delays in reporting information. Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open manufacturer recalls for a vehicle from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recall website httpsvinrcl.safercar.govvin
BMW 3 Series 2008 335xi 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
113,106 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
335xi
Trust Auto
34.7 mi away
List$10,695
Est.Loan: $219/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2008 328i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
78,638 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328i
CarMax
40 mi away
List$13,998
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Loaner
BMW 3 Series 2008 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
119,925 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328i
(1)
Prize Auto
42.2 mi away
List$5,899
Est.Loan: $121/mo
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<span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';><span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>&gt;&gt;&gt;7 DAYS &lsquo;NO QUESTIONS ASKED&rsquo; RETURNS&lt;&lt;&lt; <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';> <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>***12 MONTHS/7,500 MILES ENGINE, TRANSMISSION, DIFFERENTIALS WARRANTY AVAILABLE*** <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>&nbsp; <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* GUARANTEED FINANCING * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* MARYLAND STATE INSPECTION * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* CLEAN IN AND OUT * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* 6-CYL, 3.0 LITER* <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* WELL MAINTAINED * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* GREAT CONDITION* <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* BLUETOOOTH COMPATIBLE * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* SUNROOF/MOONROOF * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* ICE COLD A/C * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* AM/FM RADIO * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* LEATHER SEATS * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* HEATED SEATS * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* PASSENGER AIRBAG * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* START/STOP ENGINE * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* POWER SEATS * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* AUX INPUT * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS * <span lang=EN-US style=font-size:12.0pt;font-family:'Courier New';>* POWER WI
BMW 3 Series 2008 328xi 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
145,906 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328xi
List$6,976
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2008 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
53,543 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
335i
List$11,988
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2008 328xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
89,899 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328xi
Bermans Automotive
47.8 mi away
List$7,795
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2008 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
82,835 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
335i
LF Autos
50.3 mi away
List$11,990
Est.Loan: $245/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2008 328i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
153,995 miles
Used 2008
BMW 3 Series
328i
Pasadena Pre-Owned
51.4 mi away
List$7,671
Est.Loan: $157/mo
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Dealer Notes
CLEAN CARFAX BMW Dealership maintenance records!! The RED LEATHER interior is spotless and in perfect condition as well as the exterior!! You will catch the eye of everyone on the road riding this car in style! Sunroof perfect for a bright day cruising down the road...if you are looking for a sporty&nbsp;door with plenty of get up and go with a price tag that wont break the budget.. look no further!!&nbsp;

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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.


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Fuel Injection Problems
steve,09/18/2010
This car was in the shop every 3 months for the 3 years that I leased the car. They cannot reliably repair the fuel injection defect. Top speed of 25 mph when the fuel injection system goes down. Very dangerous car on the highway with this chronic issue. BMW not compassionate with problems. They will repair but no responsibility. They should publicly warn about their defect in this car. They should offer incentives to turn in the car. I turned the car in 2 months early for the safety issues and they expected me to pay a fine. Will never buy BMW again.
Broken at 2k on the side of the road
ruf,12/07/2009
I hate to say I paid 52k to be broken down on the side of the road at 2k miles. I am on my 2nd fuel pump as of last week, tonight 12/7/09 on the side of the road no oil in the motor. I could have driven, but the i drive oil light blinked red and told me to stop driving. The car is only good for wondering where and when I will be broken down next. I had the car in the shop for electrical problems for two weeks. Its not maintenance free if you have to be on the side of the road as much as I have been. If the reliability is bad then the build quality is just as bad. 3rd BMW and last one, I can't do this to myself anymore.
Great Car!
John B,10/20/2007
I recently traded in my 2006 325i sedan for the 2008 328i coupe. The difference between the 2 cars is night and day. With the addition of the sport package (upgrade) and the newly upgraded runflat tires for 08 models, the car drives 100% better than my 06 sedan. This car is truly fun to drive and I can't really see the need to spend the extra $8,000 for the 335i. You won't be disappointed!
Versatile sports car
lfinkel,04/15/2011
I love my 328xi coupe. I have owned 3 series sedan, coupe, and convertible.  Tis is the best car for me.  It is so versatile.  Drives well in the snow, totes a good amount of cargo when then seats are folded down, has tons of safety features, and overall I can drive in all weather conditions.  And it is a quintessential BMW. It handles sublime, is very fast and quick, comfortable ride, excellent stereo, and looks great.  I highly recommend this car.  
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
300 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
18 city / 28 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
230 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
230 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
16 city / 25 hwy
Seats 4
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.

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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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