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    3 out of 5 stars

    Pleasure to Drive but Maintenance Adds Up

    M. R., 04/08/2019
    updated 04/09/2021
    2012 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

    I believe this car originally sold in the mid-40,000s. I bought mine used with only 21,000 miles on it for a little more than half the original cost. Great car while under warranty. Fun drive, plenty of power, excellent handling, braking. Only had to replace the battery while under warranty (and a factory recall airbag at no cost). Tire sensors much too picky, finally had nitrogen put in to shut them up. Run flat tires are crazy expensive and wear out fast. After car went out of warranty - like within 60 days - the maintenance demons appeared. Water pump broke at 41,000 during highway driving requiring tow. Inlet/Outlet solenoids barely a month after that. Dealer told me the car had an oil pan gasket leak just a month after that (had an independent mechanic look into this and was told there was no leak at all). Center cup holder broke, was replaced. Gear knob broke off in my hand, had to have replaced. The last straw was when the air conditioner stopped working. Neither the dealer nor the independent shop could figure out the problem. Was eventually quoted over $3,000 to pull out the dashboard to get at the condenser or some such. Though I had a year to go pay off the car I put it up for sale. Dealer was evasive and annoying about buying the car back. Eventually sold it Car Max. Unless I hit the lottery I won't be purchasing a BMW again.

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    5 out of 5 stars

    What's between the 335i and the M3? THIS 335is!

    Phil L., 02/16/2021
    2012 BMW 3 Series 335is 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

    I absolutely love this car (2012 335is)! I was hesitant to get it because of the maintenance nightmare stories, but if you don't dog it out and keep it maintained, the N54 motor is very reliable. The slight horsepower boost is noticeable in sport mode over the normal 335i. The steering is tight and very engaging and the suspension seems to hold well while cornering. The interior reflects quality craftsmanship especially in the seats. I love the sport yet subtle hints of the M styling on the body as well. Gas mileage is average for a sport coupe 18/26. Word of caution is to make sure you get a thorough pre-purchase inspection to make sure the car has been maintained and there aren't any existing problems.

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Great fun car

    Yuda M., 12/30/2019
    updated 07/07/2021
    2012 BMW 3 Series 328i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

    This BMW 328i Coupe is a fun to drive and the 3.0 Litter V6 engine has good power but it’s not amazing. I do like the precision of steering, the shifting and over all driver experience. If you need room this is not the car for you because the back seat is hardly accessible and the car seats pretty low so take that under consideration.

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    5 out of 5 stars

    M3's little brother

    Frank Bodoni, 09/04/2016
    updated 03/06/2018
    2012 BMW 3 Series 335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
    2 of 6 people found this review helpful

    This car was a pleasure to drive but what really disappointed me was the trade in value. Now this car was in perfect condition with 31,000 miles on it with a sticker price close to $60,000!!!! The dealer on trade offered me less than $10,000. I will never buy a BMW again.

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    2012 BMW 328I convertible

    Lorenzo Diaz, 10/29/2018
    2012 BMW 3 Series 328i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

    This particular model has no issues the vehicle handles and performs great.

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