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BMW Ratings

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    7/20/2010 7:00:34 AM

    2009 BMW 335d

    A year of driving bliss

    Pros: I-Drive system

    Cons: Small trunk

    We 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.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    7/20/2010 6:50:26 AM

    2006 BMW M3

    Easily my favorite sports car

    Pros: Style and design

    Cons: Exhaust note

    I'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

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    7/9/2010 6:35:11 AM

    2009 BMW X5

    Power and fuel 'efficiency overrated

    Pros: looks

    A 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

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    7/9/2010 5:04:05 AM

    2008 BMW 128

    Driving Bliss

    Pros: iDrive

    It doesn't get better than this; driving with the top down on a summer night and enjoying driving a 128 convertable.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    6/28/2010 7:46:51 PM

    2011 BMW 335

    Who needs an M3

    Pros: the turbo motor

    Cons: I haven't found anything not to like

    The 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.

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years
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    6/15/2010 10:16:06 AM

    2011 BMW 135

    Pros: everything

    Great 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....

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
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    6/13/2010 10:56:09 AM

    2007 BMW 335

    Worst Bimmer I've had

    Pros: handles well

    Cons: electrical system

    This 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!

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 2 years