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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.
Love my first BMW
Pros: responsiveness and a feeling when driving that I have never experienced with any other vehicle
Cons: just want a newer model nowdrives great, unbelievable warranty for 4 years. Solid, incredible feel when driving. I never arrive late to work even if I leave late!
Run Flat Tires are a disaster
Pros: hard top
Cons: Bridgestone run flat tiresI have had my BMW 3 series hardtop convertible for a year and a half. The car handles very well but the suspension can be jarring and the run flat tires are a disaster. I have been driving for almost 30 years and have never had one tire blow in any car until the 3 series BMW convertible with Bridgestone run flat tires. I have had 2 blow outs on 2 separate occasions by hitting pot holes. At over $300 a tire to mount a new tire it is getting expensive to drive this car. Also when accelerating from a near stop there is a pronounced hesitation by the engine (328 V6 model). I did not expect either of these two major flaws to crop up on a car that cost this much $$$. My 740 il had none of these problems.
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.