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Pros: The body style, STILL looks current!
Cons: Window creaks!!!! Fix that tho!I have owned them all!, Buick's, Chevy's, Old's, Ford, Lincoln,Honda, Volvo, Mercedes (2), And bought this puppy used with 53,000 miles, By FAR the best of the bunch, have owned this for almost 3 years and I am in love! Quality, reliability and FUN, all in the best SOLID made package! Sure I could nit pic at the small things , but NOWHERE near what I could make a LONG list of the others!
Pros: The handling ability on the road.
Cons: lack of spaceI received my z4 for my 50th anniversary from a fantastic husband, who thought his wife needed a little red car. I have thoroughly enjoyed the car, some time I wish for a little more space, but the sporty look makes up for it. It is a great car for this grannie!
Is this what we pay fifty large for?
Pros: The seamless connectivity of all parts of the driving experience.
Cons: The high cost of admission$50,000 seems like an awful lot of money for a car that doesn't do most of the things one traditionally associates with a daily driver particularly well. It doesn't hold kids and their things in comfort with DVD players and storage bins and cupholders. It doesn't carry a 4' X 8' sheet of plywood. It doesn't even haul groceries very well...BUT, the trip to school, the big box store or the grocery is one incredibly sweet ride for the person lucky enough to be the daily driver. On the rare occasion when you can find a road that will let you go and stop with enthusiasm, you will never find a car that is more subtley rewarding to make go and stop than the BMW 335 coupe with a manual transmission. The reward is immediate. The car is the automobile equivalent of some of the great harmonious, synchronized teams in history; the grace of Astaire and Rogers, the perfect pitch of k.d. Lang, the speed, power and athleticism of the Michael Jordan-era Chicago Bulls...it all works together. The daily driver gets the reward. But you always need to ask yourself whether the occasional satisfaction of an open road and a very satisfying car is worth the 50 large cost of admission. I can't help but believe that 2 VW GTI's would offer almost the equivalent driving satisfaction and make me feel a lot better about having spent my $50,000 more wisely.
Pros: Her overall sassy look.
Cons: The run flat tires.Bought this 330i sedan as a CPO. If it wasn't for the 'run flat tires' ... my satisfaction would would be at 100% excellence. Other than that, I have no complaints and enjoy driving her with lot's of pride.
Pros: twin turbo engine
Cons: summer only perfomance tires
Advice: Drive everything,buy thisI have had Audis and Saab convertibles.This is in a league of it's own.300hp 6sp I personally love the way it looks with the sport package. The interior feels as roomy as my A4.4 of us ride comfortably. It is the ultimate driving machine!!
Pros: the interior and the look of luxary
Cons: nothing-but it wasnt mine
Advice: take ur time, test drive it and give it a chance to become one with u youll love it.i not only test drove it but i also got a chance to experience luxary and for a moment i felt important.I asked myself could i love a car like this ,could i care for something so unique in everyway or most of all would it build up my esteem and help mt integrity, each answer was yes, but the sadest part of my entire fantacy is when i made it back to my friend house to give her back the keys .It was all over, therefore i would like that experience again this time not for to run an arrand or to drop my son off but to b able to call it my own.
Pros: Power top
Cons: All the problems I had
Advice: Watch for electrical problems while under warrantyI have owned it since Oct. 2002. It is a 2003 model year and has been a pain in the butt since I bought it. Dealership trips never resulted in a repair, only more problems (when the clicking comes from the window going down it concerns me). Electrically the car is a nightmare. Out of warranty I have had to install a new door latch for the driver's side (remote stopped working) as well as a new door lock assembly (may be my fault for not knowing the vehicle and following the instructions in a $120.00 manual). Since that time the GPS has failed for 1.5 weeks and the passenger door lock has worked intermittently. I am a retired automotive technician and I can't find a whole lot of info to fix this junk. BMW keeps it to themselves just for the reason of having you bring it back to them. I am shopping now to replace this crate and buy something that the maufacturer will give out the info so anyone competent can do the repair. Never again will I own a BMW, I thought they were supposed to be a good vehicle.