2009 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: Where did the room go?

2009 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

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328i Sedan (3.0L 6-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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Where did the room go?
By HardDriver on


2009 BMW 3 Series 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


This is the most fun car to drive since my '73 Porsche. Whether on a freeway or (better yet) a twisting country road, this car is flat out fun to drive. No matter how hard I put it into a turn, it looks over its shoulder and asks, "is that all you got?" On a recent Los Angeles to San Francisco freeway trip, I got just over 30 mpg. Pros: Road hugging performance, good mileage, styling and finish. Cons: This car is essentially the same size as the Accord and Avalon. Where did all the interior room go ? I am 5'11" and it is hard to get in and out. Headroom is scarce and there is no legroom in the rear seat. The trunk is tiny. There is also a very annoying throttle lag off the line.

Best Features

Excellent handling road car; good mileage, finish work is excellent, inside and out. I really like the styling.

Worst Features

More room in the cockpit, more legroom in the back seat. I honestly don't know how people who are bigger than I get in and out of the car.
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