2009 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: They're just not getting bette

2009 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

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335i xDrive Coupe (3.0L 6-cyl. Twin-turbo AWD 6-speed Manual)

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They're just not getting better...
By Xyrium on


2009 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Aside from the reviews of people that went to a sedan after owning an SUV, or those who never owned a classy yet sporty vehicle (same as SUVs?) no offense meant, but this iteration of the 3 series is missing the "Ultimate Driving Machine" feel of old. The engine is wonderful, however, driving feel is almost numb, and the drive by wire, in addition to the AWD makes for some very sloppy and awkward shifting also mentioned in Edmund's review. The interior appears to be a throwback from Buick, and the exterior is very Hyundai, with the raised panels on the sides and large flat area around the wheel wells. I'm in a 3 yr lease, but I'll opt for a G37x next time!

Best Features

Engine, it's perfection.

Worst Features

They've updated the fascia thank goodness. Maybe restyle the rear a bit, and get rid of those flares on the doors throughout the side. Clutch is slow to react, possibly due to DBW and AWD.
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