On the weekends I'm a cool, hip grand dad. And then we were reminded of rising fuel prices and the diesel's 36 mpg highway rating. Happily, each growth spurt nets a small improvement in interior comfort. And you would be wrong. For 2012, the 3 Series has grown into a raft of separate model designations, ranging from the 328i Sedan to the 335is Coupe and diesel-powered 335d Sedan. The only down side is that it's not a kid-friendly car. Despite our disconnect with the nomenclature, we won't argue with the results.
I do notice a slight hesitation when I start in regular drive mode, but shifting to sport cures that. And the paddle shifters add even more fun but take some getting use to. Young maverick-type men and attractive suburban women can't, for the life of themselves, stay away from this car. I expect the same with this one; however, the gas mileage is about ten percent less than my previous 330 six speed manual. It used to be so easy.
Prior to your purchase, consult kbb. In fact, you should probably forego individual transportation all together. Thus far i'll grade my experience an A+ 5 out of 5 stars by CindyR from portland, or on Wed Feb 06 2019 For less than the cost of a new corolla you can drive a lower mile 328i very reliably. After owning this car for 5 mos I can say that it is real. The 2009 model had a much better sound system. This is, hands down, the most fun car I have ever driven. Upon returning to dealership and walking in hopefully to do paperwork, I was informed that the only way he was going to sell me the car was if I had at least 3000 of the 5000 the car cost.
The trick is finding an honest european mechanic - don't let yourself be over charged to work on this vehicle. It's been fun and reliable. Young professionals and their families will be very happy with the accommodation. Replace gaskets, water pumps, and belt tensioner before they break! My only complaint is the sound system is sub-par. With the thrust of a V8 and the economy of a four, it's the right powertrain for the car - and the obvious choice for the times. Find a highly rated indie mechanic who knows the usual issues with the car.
I don't notice any wind noise with the top up and I only detect one rattle so far that seems to come from where the rear drivers' side window meets the top. The 335is upgrades include 20 more horsepower - to 320 - from the TwinPower Turbo, and that power is controlled via Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Traction Control. A balanced platform, communicative steering, composed ride and stop-on-a-deutschmark now discontinued braking make for one of the most entertaining experiences in the automotive realm. The 2011 models benefit from modest updates to the front and rear, but these are modest - and do nothing to outdate their immediate predecessor. Never in the shop except for standard maintenance. And given its build quality, no-cost maintenance during the warranty period and historically good resale value, it may be no more expensive to own than other sport sedans which mimic 3 Series attributes while rarely matching them.
And despite improved warranties and no-cost maintenance during that warranty period, older, high-mileage German is typically more expensive to maintain than older Japanese or domestic. Transmission: Automatic Color:Black Interior Color: Gray Average Vehicle Review: 4. It's not the fastest car, but a solid and fun daily driver. The interior is set up with everything I need. This 3 wagon handles great with all controls being very linear and with good feedback.
Just because you can, however, doesn't mean you want to. The performance is unreal for a 2011. Even in the worst automotive sales climate in nearly two decades, more than 90,000 people in this country bought a 3 sedan, wagon, convertible, coupe or M last year. The braking system is outstanding. The premium sound performs well with the top down and features such as navigation and idrive are easy to use.
The sport seats are great and the power bolsters mold to your body. The inline 6 is plenty strong with ample torque in sport mode. Drivers love it, geeks especially those with an affinity for elegant engineering love it, and families love it. Sport mode makes it even more fun too. Nicely engineered and stylishly designed. I had a 2000 C class for almost 9 years prior to this but it was not as much fun to drive.
I couldn't have asked for more. Then after an hour or so of trying to get the car charged they brought it out only for it to stall after a few more minutes of charging I finally took it for a test drive. While every imaginable option variance is available on a 3 Series, the 335is Coupe is the notable odd duck. This is a great combo for parents who need some practicality for hauling little ones around, but don't want to give up driving fun. So with 2800 dollars for deposit and truck driver as our job. It's in the little 3 Series.