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Krish Bellamkonda, 07/02/2021
2021 BMW 3 Series 330i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
13 of 13 people found this review helpful

I traded in a 2020 Subaru WRX STI since the used car values for the car was higher than what I had paid. I was looking for a much more economical(fuel economy), great handling vehicle which was not marked up crazy in these times(1H 2021). So i test drove a lot of vehicles, found the steering terrible and handling not to my liking, incl. Audi A4/S4, BMW M340i and Lexus IS350. For the money and deals on offer(16% off MSRP, with Costco Auto Program & corporate sales program incentives), the BMW 330i(RWD) was the best handling car with lots of space and awesome technology(iDrive has improved a lot and love it better than Audi's Cockpit). I dont have many options and it was much cheaper than the competition and for the pure rear wheel drive experience in a safe and spacious vehicle with gas mileage(34-40 mpg), nothing else comes close. The only drawbacks for me were steering( little vague, but I came from hydraulic power steering in STI) and lack of essential features like keyless entry(Convenience Package was not there on my vehicle). I also came from a manual transmission vehicle and I was worried about performance and the ZF 8 speed gearbox and fun handling more than make up for my loss in manual transmission. It rides beautifully and I purposefully did not opt for M Sport package which brings staggered tires and rims which hurt the handling sharpness of a square tire and rims. I dont take it to the track, so e-differential didnt matter to me as much. The biggest revelation is that M340i was something I was keen on and I honestly felt steering and handling wise, it was not as fun as the base humble 330i. The 15-20k premium is purely for the lovely engine, but the 4 cylinder surprised me with the responsiveness and efficiency. For other comparisons, Audi S4 was great, but the handling was not same as a pure RWD. Lexus IS350 had great motor, but there were space deficits. Same with G70 and Alfa Romeo. The technology is intimidating, but some of the best executions I have seen. I have owned '17 Audi A4 and '13 BMW 3 series(with old iDrive) and I can unequivocally say that it is vastly improved and voice recognition legit works and even for someone with an accent. So for the price I paid and for what I received for STI, I believe I got a great deal for a car which is no less fun than STI, but with a different feel and great gas mileage. It was hard for me to let go of the Subaru( I have had WRX and STI in the past 4 years). But BMW has upped it game with G20 (2019+ ) 3 series and it is worth evey penny as long as the MSRP is in under 45K. The options are a killer on this vehicle and please refrain away if you can and for the base vehicle, this is an awesome deal, even in these times.

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5 out of 5 stars

Great car

Akshay Dhawan, 04/25/2021
2021 BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Smooth ride, feels like you’re gliding along, infotainment is intuitive and fun to use, safety features work well. Only complaint is the seats aren’t as comfortable as a Lexus for example.

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5 out of 5 stars

Just bought

Reb, 07/18/2021
2021 BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
5 of 5 people found this review helpful

I came from an A7 to this. Very different car. I sit up a little higher. Has the blind spot and lane assist like the car drives itself. Easy to speed but it will slow you down if you have drivers assist. Love the display the controls. I have owned Mercedes Volo Audi and this is hands down the Ultimate Driving Machine. Has every feature but most importantly it drives smooth. It is both classy and sporty.

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4 out of 5 stars

Love this car!!!!

Ken, 06/08/2021
2021 BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
5 of 6 people found this review helpful

I've had the car for three weeks now, so I did not have the luxury of stepping on the gas to see how quickly it picks up and runs (that is why I gave it 4 stars). However, I like the features of the car which I have been enjoying, I also like the fact that I am six-foot-two, 220lbs, and the car fits me like a glove.

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5 out of 5 stars

Great car

John P, 04/11/2021
2021 BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
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Couldn’t be happier . This vehicle has so much technology

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