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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!
A Driver's Car
Pros: Manual transmission with 300hp twin turbo and sports package.
Cons: RFTsExcellent handling with comfort. RFT's degrade handling and comfort minimally, will most likely replace with regular tires.
Pros: the look
Cons: getting car sick driving it
Advice: take a long test drive2007 BMW 335I, SEDAN 4 DR, 3.0L L6 FI DOHC 24V, Bridgestone 18' low pro run flats. My first year has been filled with -Jerkiness when starting from a stopped position, or when geared down to corner -Lunging forward when braking. Very strong, pronounced downshifting - even at slower speeds -Harsh shifting between gears -iDrive frequently shutting down for no reason. -Low pro tires: side walls worn out after 15k miles (no refund offered)