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Cons: $7500 repair billHaving had decent relations with BMW for several years the engine in my convertible tried to self destruct this February. Apparently there is a known cold weather blemish with their M54 engine's oil separator. It freezes, crankcase oil is sucked into the intake and hydrolocks the cylinders. This happens with little warning. In my case I missed the black exhaust for a couple of hundred yard prior to the lockup. It seems BMWNA really could care less about doing the right thing and prefers to point at their warranty. Anyone with that otherwise sterling engine should get their separators replace with the upgraded version.
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: the body style
Cons: ilike everything
Advice: go for it!We took it out on the freeway near the mountains. the acceleration was smooth and speed pick up accurate to video description.
Pros: I drive
Advice: build it how u want it.Awesome ride.
Pros: Engine performance
Advice: Lease only.The ride in this car went downhill very quickly. With less than 60k I would not expect this car to be as bumpy as it is. Also the windows don't seal well and squeak and the window regulators failed on the rear windows. Add a ton of other problems and you have a former BMW owner.
Pros: 2nd, 3rd, throttle response, handling
Cons: Electronic nanny intervenes too early
Advice: Buy share in tyre companies to compensate for smile generationI have one of these beasts, and it is just that, staggering power, only a right foot away. First gear is only a prelude to the action, and mostly is burning rubber for 2-3 seconds, 2nd is great, pulls like a train, excellent for darting around town...3rd is the bad boy, and cranks to 115-120 faster than you can say 'jail'. After that it's moved into full on rocket ship. The throttle response is incredible, think it, and it's done. Brakes are huge, and will shock you how fast they can drop mph. Overall this is a barely disguised race car, will scare passengers senseless, and put a smile on your face. It really is a shocker from 20-100, and eats Tarmac like no tomorrow. Handling is supurb. Not for the timid. Buy one, and you will not regret it.