And a costly mistake for me. Thanks to the car's hill-holder feature, a manual transmission 3 Series is less prone to rolling backward when accelerating on an incline. Exterior dimensions for all models are relatively compact, making them good cars for crowded city centers. We just wish there were more room in the cabin to better enjoy those qualities. The critical acclaim the 3 Series has enjoyed year after year is all but unmatched.
The engine provides acceleration that should satisfy the majority of buyers; the run from zero to 60 mph comes in 6. Six weeks later I was T-boned on the driver's side by a Crown Victoria doing 60 mph. Funny thing is that a few days before that same weekend I was scheduled to view the car, they sold the car to someone else. With the top up, the convertible is nearly as solid and quiet as the coupe. Really enjoy driving it and get compliments on it all the time. The adjustable seats are great and I love the 3 levels of heated seats.
The front seats have enough firm support to ward off fatigue during a day's worth of driving, while the rear seats are adequately roomy for adults on shorter trips and plenty accommodating for children. I love that I can hook up my iPod directly to the sound system. Tis is the best car for me. In a market fraught with cars that offer little more than point-to-point transportation, the 3 Series' driving qualities are hard to match. I turned the car in 2 months early for the safety issues and they expected me to pay a fine. Yes, the cars are great performers and a joy to drive.
The 328 gets about 17-18 mpg in the city and 25-28 mpg on the highway, depending on the body style, transmission and drivetrain. So when price negotiation began it was showing 4995. There are four body styles, two engines, two transmissions and a choice of rear- or all-wheel drive. In a market fraught with cars that offer little more than point-to-point transportation, the 3. Options are plentiful, though most are grouped in three packages. Differences lie in body style or exterior design, though the coupe and convertible have belts for four passengers rather than five. Run flat tires are the pits.
Expect the 328i to be in the mid-6-second range, which is hardly pokey. Have trie to us it to power laptop and cell phone. I live in the South, so I don't have snow to negotiate in winter. With that in mind, the bottom line remains. We loved the iPod, the bluetooth, the sports seats and the handling. They should publicly warn about their defect in this car.
It's really a choice of body style and engine power. The only things I don't like are the visibilty when backing up with the top up, the more rigid ride with the sports pkg so rough roads can be a little jarring , and not being able to get 2 sets of golf clubs in the trunk with the top up. But the system does function while the car is in motion and the center toggle control on the console allows the passenger to look up any business, favorite saved, or search for an address you want to find without having to pull over. My two door coupe was not family friendly. I ended up buy the type of car that I wanted that day.
I like the the power and handling of the car. You just don't feel that you're going that fast. Sedans and wagons equipped with the six-speed automatic and Sport Package can now be upgraded with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The 335i was just what I needed to feed my need for a sporty ride. They will repair but no responsibility. Note on reliability rating: Had it for a week so I really don't feel like I can rate it.
Superb on gas btw, if you feel like just cruising on the highway at around 60 mph, I have seen consumption as good as 38 mpg for a trip. It carves corners perfectly at high speeds and rides super smooth. We'd steer clear of the optional navigation system, though, as its accompanying iDrive interface is very unintuitive. All oft-used controls, especially the manual transmission shifter, are well within reach of the driver. Send Mike an Hide full review. Active Steering varies the degree to which the wheels turn based on changes in the position of the steering wheel at a given speed. Then for one of the test drives I had hurt my shoulder, and it was hard for me to turn the steering wheel.
It also sits very low to the ground which would be a probem if you inadvertently cut a corner too sharp and run over a curb. They seat four, like the convertible, but they'll appeal to those who want sporting capability something like a sports car's but need a reasonable back seat and decent-sized trunk. This was only the beginning of the love affair. We bought a 2011 X3 28i. This car provides a great deal of torque which is consistent from the high 1k to high 5k rpm range. Little of substance has changed with this year's model.