2015 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
I purchased this car new and had it for almost 4 years and 54,000 miles. I test drove several competitors at the time, including the Cadillac ATS, Lexus IS350, and even the ford mustang and chevrolet camaro since I wanted a manual transmission. It was apparent the first second I drove off the lot that the BMW was special. There's just some type of intangible driving feel that they have and the other cars don't. That, combined with the phenomenal interior and exterior quality, made my purchase easy. I wasn't originally planning on spending as much as I did on a car (was looking at the 328i first), but that inline six was intoxicating and I ended up factory ordering one the day I test drove. Over the life of the car, I had a blast. A few small suspension mods and ditching the run flat tires made the car so competent in the corners, and a tune made it just fast enough to be a lot of fun but not break every law in America in under 5 seconds. The balance of performance and comfort was fantastic. Unfortunately I needed a towing vehicle so I had to part ways, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy another F30 in the future if I have the chance. I didn't have any reliability issues to speak of and the interior still looked brand new at 54,000 miles with virtually no wear and tear.
2015 BMW 3 Series Sedan 320i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
We obtained this vehicle from a family member. We are pleased with the car. We have only had it for two weeks. It did sit in a driveway for a couple of months. The brakes are being checked out this week as there is a slight pulsating feeling...especially when coming off a highway and slowing to a stop for a light or stop signs. Could be from sitting but want to have it checked out by the dealer. No steering wheel shaking...that is a good thing. We are used to driving SUVs. It will take a bit for us to get used to sitting lower in a car like this one. The HD radio is a little annoying. There is a "skip" and echo's that can be heard when listening in HD mode. It happens while using Bluetooth as well. There is a blog online that mentions this problem. I guess one will have to get used to it. The car could use a one or two more USB ports. I don't have NAV...cannot comment on that. Cannot comment on dealership just yet but so far, they have been good to work with. Hopefully, I won't have to mention maintenance cost anytime soon. I thought resale value would be a little higher for a BMW...even at the 320ixdrive level. Maintenance is not transferrable but if there is a problem with the brakes, the car's warranty will cover that within the first 4 yrs or 50k miles. We are covered there.
Since my last review, I had the brakes serviced. The issue was from the car sitting in a driveway for a while. It was also in a garage for a bit. Either way, from not being driven, the rotors had developed some deposits on them that could not be "driven off". The dealer resurfaced the rotors and put new brakes pads on all four spots. The car drives like a dream now. It is night and day. Extremely happy with my BMW 320i Xdrive!!!
2015 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
This is my second BMW. My first, 2009 335xi I purchased new and I absolutely love. Great road feel, steering is awesome, great acceleration, leather, etc. I never considered buying anything but another BMW. So disappointed in this 2015 335 xi. Numb steering, cheap feel of fake leather (sensa tech), cheap feel of the steering wheel, overall this car is not as good as my '09. When I bought this 2015 car I gave the 2009 to my wife, but being so disappointed in this 2015 I took back the 2009 car. Don't know if I will buy another BMW after this experience.