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The critical safety issue warrants a one star
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By Reg Wang
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2016 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive SULEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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Leased the 2016 328i xDrive. Drive fine for two years or so until one day, the engine revved when stopped fully at a light, causing the car lurching forward, rear ending the car in front of me. This has been a known issue, BMW head engineer took weeks investigating blah blah blah, conclusion is nothing wrong. They won’t even let me end my lease early!! Note, my foot was on the braking, full stop, so naturally I let go of the brake, & the car just jumped forward, I immediately braked again but couldn’t hold it back. NEVER A BMW AGAIN.


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The High Price Of Luxury.
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By Rick DeMichele
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2016 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive SULEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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For a German car that costs so much on initial purchase, It does not hold it value very long. If you like speed and tight performance, this could be the car for you. You feel every bump, crack and crannies in the road. The run flat tires with stiff sidewalls, adds to the performance level and harsh ride. The 2.0 liter turbo has plenty of get up and go upon request. The gas mileage was pretty good even while driving at 80 mph freeway speeds. You can hear the husky sound of the motor. Was not impressed with the purchase experience and readiness of the vehicle at pickup time. This soured my impression of BMW overall. The service department was unable to find a noise in the dashboard that was heard after a hard braking then accelerating. I usually don't buy the same brand twice.


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Good looking but uncomfortable
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By Raph
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2016 BMW 3 Series 320i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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The car was lent by the dealership for several days. It feels really safe and handling is great, unfortunately it is really uncomfortable and noisy. I liked the GPS but the sound system is mediocre. MPG was fine but the 2.0l engine was a bit underpowered. BMW look great but are really uncomfortable and noisy.


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Get a better 3series - not a 320
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By Jennifer
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2016 BMW 3 Series 320i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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This is my 2nd BMW. My first was a 2014 328xi and I LOVED everything about it, except the fact that I was in 3 accidents with it, which is why I did not buy it after my lease. I was told by the BMW salesperson that the 320xi was exactly like my 328xi. Lies. It is actually nothing like it except that they are both BMWs. I can tell you that this is a slug at 180hp, a slug. Also, I am getting 20, yes 20 miles per gallon out of this car and I have about 4,000 miles on it. My much faster, more hp 328xi got at least 24 mpg. Also, something is rattling already on the ceiling/door panel, I cannot quite pinpoint it but I don't think that should be happening on a brand new BMW. Doors also feel cheap. I would recommend getting a 328 or 330 instead of a 320...they are WORLDS different. This car would not stop me from getting another BMW and I cannot wait to get out of this lease!


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MPG Increasing
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By CHDriver
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2016 BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)


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Buyers should try driving a "diesel" engine BMW before committing to a gasser. I have been a life-long diesel driver and the VW/Audi TDIs and now this BMW diesel just do not disappoint. The handling, torque and mpg make these cars great for long-term ownership. This car is a little over the top with electronics, but I do appreciate all the safety technology. This is a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) car, which made it affordable. Try it; you'll like it!

08/10/2017 Update: Extremely pleased with the car. The exterior styling of the "station wagon" is so classic and, at times, a head-turner. Diesel fuel economy still continues to amaze. Interstate driving with cruise set at 77mph the mpg is 41-mpg. Driving at 60-mph the mpg touches 50! Overall: 37-mpg! The different driving modes allow you to tune the car's responsiveness, from Eco-pro, to Comfort, to Sport, and to Sport+ at the touch of a button. To date no issues have arisen. Quality car! Unfortunate that diesels are now almost unavailable. The search is worth the effort.

02/14/2018 Update: No issues. Beginning to drive it harder than maybe I should but it's so much fun! Definitely a keeper.


08/14/2018 Update: MPG continues to improve. The engine is still breaking in, typical of diesels. On a long haul on I-26 East (110-mi) set the cruise at 75mph and finished the run at 46.3mpg! The return trip with the cruise at 80mph I got 42.9mpg. Keeping this car for the long-term.


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