2011 BMW 3 Series Consumer Review: Great fun to drive

2011 BMW 3 Series - Consumer Review

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Great fun to drive
By johnlutt on


2011 BMW 3 Series 328i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


I really love this car.
It handles is like a groove in the road.
I do have a few complaints.
First, the throttle response sucks (at least when new).
Auto trans starts in 2nd and there seems to be a lag getting up to speed when driving normally.
Punching it will start in 1st, but there is still a slight delay then up to speed quickly.
Dealer said the trans will "learn" based on driving habits.
Surprisingly, he seems to be right and it has gotten better or I have gotten used to it.
The aux connection is in the center console but no place for the cord to exit.
Stock stereo on my 1998 Maxima probably sounds better.
Can't read stereo with polarized sun glasses.

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By jeffzx
on 01/19/12 17:46 PM (PST)

I have the same complaint. Car has excellent handling, but there is a lag when first getting up to speed (unless you want to start extremely fast).

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By lark8818
on 07/21/11 15:27 PM (PDT)

I drove a 2010 328i and felt the same way about the throttle response-it was very disappointing. I think drive-by-wire technology has cursed an otherwise excellent car.

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