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A year of driving bliss
Pros: I-Drive system
Cons: Small trunkWe needed a road car for long trips in California, and sought a diesel based on our mechanic's recommendation. The BMW 335d was new in the U.S., so we bought it on faith and on BMW's prior reputation for excellence. What a joy to drive...plenty of power at all speeds...leaps onto the freeway, passes with ease, practically drives itself. On long trips, delivers over 40 mpg, and overall has yielded 32.6 mpg since it was new.
Easily my favorite sports car
Pros: Style and design
Cons: Exhaust noteI've owned a number of cars in my 25 years of driving... 3 being M3s. My wife wanted me to sell the e46 M3 coupe (manual) because it 'wasn't family friendly'. A year and a half later, I still couldn't get over it. I looked at a 335 sedan but couldn't do it for some reason. Ended back with another e46 M3, this time a convert SMG so that she can drive it on occasion. Couldn't
Power and fuel 'efficiency overrated
Pros: looksA great vehicle ...but 14 MPG ...driving conservatively Power- ok on low end ...blame transmission 1/2 gear switch...expensive tire replacement Kind of 'plastic' for money
Pros: iDriveIt doesn't get better than this; driving with the top down on a summer night and enjoying driving a 128 convertable.
Who needs an M3
Pros: the turbo motor
Cons: I haven't found anything not to likeThe 335i with the sport and premium packages and the six speed manual is quite the BMW hot rod. In my opinion, the 335i coupe has the best styling, handling and performance. I believe that this is a modern BMW classic.
Pros: everythingGreat car for 2 people. I have the 2011 135i coupe version and would highly recomend to all. It's very fast with the 7 speed trans. no turbo lag and the car magazine test indicate 0-60 under 5 seconds which I can say is right on. Needless to say you can surprise many! Comfort is not as good as the 328 owned in 2007 but it has all the options as in the 3 and the ride is better than most smaller cars. Can't take this car anywhere without getting very positive comments from strangers. So if looking for a rocket with all the bells and whistles this is the one! Once you test drive you'll know what I mean....
Worst Bimmer I've had
Pros: handles well
Cons: electrical systemThis car has had major electrical problems. On seemingly random occasions, the headlights have turned on while the car has been parked, draining the battery and necessitating a jump start. I've taken the car to BMW dealer many times, and communicated w/ BMW customer relations. THey've told me the car is performaing normally and the only problem they've found is the lights have been left on! However, I never leave the lights on and normally they turn off when the ignition is turned off. Watch out!