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335i First 3 months
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By autopal
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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I have just completed my first 3 months of owning a BMW. The performance of the car on the road is as advertised. Stupidly fast!! Steering a little tight in the parking lot, but exceptional as you get going. I absolutely love the sound of the twin turbo charged engine, and the effortless ease at which the car accelerates. My only major gripe with the car is the interior. Whilst the quality of the material is ok, it's way too plain and dull for a $50,000 sports sedan. I think it is the worst interior off all the cars competing in this segment. The interior of the Audi, Benz, Lexus, and Cadillac is a lot better. BMW, take note!


Best Features

smooth and swift acceleration, sweet sound from the engine, nice feel at high speed


Worst Features

Interior ridiculously dull. Cup holders a big joke and not worthy to be in a $50,000 sports car.


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Still the Best
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Wil
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Needed a simple not too flashy business/ personal car and drove everything in this class. G8 was fun but future is bad. Jetta was okay but not as refined. Audi too slow. Owned a 99 328i so I decided to try 328i and not 330i as this is business car. Wow, this is a performance car with luxury and brings smiles every time I drive. Hard to do when you are replacing a Vette. Driving dynamics are still the best after all these years. BMW Straight 6 is still the best engine made on the planet. I was surprised the buying experience, price and attitude of BMW has changed. Got best deal from them which was a total surprise.


Best Features

Engine, comfort of driving position, and the way it handles all type of roads and driving situations. New wet braking is great here in Florida. Auto is very responsive in manual mode when you want to race.


Worst Features

Worst design of power outlets ever. BMW has moved outlet from ashtray area to passenger dash area and outlet in console will not accommodate regular power cords. Cannot close while in use.


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New Car Impressions
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By Joshua7
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This is my first BMW. Thought I wanted to own one to see how I liked being a Bimmer owner. It's a nice ride but is TOO expensive for what you get. Not much value for the money. I also hear the whining noise coming from the engine or transmission. Sounds like the whining sound from a turbine, but the car does not have a turbocharger. The sound varies at different speeds and engine torque. Sometimes not very noticeable at all. The seats are also hard comparable to competition. Nice build quality though. Not much luxury options for the buck though.


Best Features

Exterior design. Bluetooth and premium package.


Worst Features

Work on making the seats more comfortable and get rid of the whining sound.


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Better than expected
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Navig8
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Not a BMW fan in general, but bought this after a test drive. It's no sports car, but is fun to drive. Much more importantly the refinement is peerless. Interior reviews for this car are so-so, but I personally love the mixture of simplicity and great build quality - it fits my definition of 'luxury' more than lots of buttons or extra decoration. For me, it was the refinement and composure that won me over, but the gas mileage (25mpg so far) is a bonus. Worst aspect is the attention. People think buying a BMW says something about you (either good or bad) - and either way it's totally out of proportion with reality... It's just a sedan for crying out loud!! My $40K Nissan got no attention.


Best Features

-Amazing dual purpose character - total refinement at moderate throttle turns to pleasant snarl at high RPM; -Semi-auto is push-forward for downshifts - perfect! -DSC allows a little tail action, even fully engaged; -lights on exterior door handles are one of those great touches -Bluetooth


Worst Features

-Car drinks gas in slow moving traffic or at idle at an alarming rate. Why not bring the Euro-model's auto shut- off? -Steering wheel has hard leather and rim is too thin. New TSX has it beet in both thickness and leather quality -Too much throttle travel in regular auto mode before car moves off


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Test drive carefully
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By Ben
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2009 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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The whining noise (transmission?) is totally out of character for a luxury car. Dealer insists it's normal. I don't believe it...it's driving me crazy. Be sure to test drive before you buy and listen carefully for the whine.


Best Features

Fun to drive.


Worst Features

Larger dashboard displays.


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