2008 BMW 3 Series 328xi 3.0

Summary:

Highly recommended; very reliable, great handling, great driving vehicle

Faults:

At approximately 45,000 miles, nearly all of the warning lights illuminated. The dealer reset the computer, which fixed the issue (covered under warranty).

A slightly rough idle developed at approximately 135,000 miles. Original/factory spark plugs and coil-packs (with 135,000 miles on them) were replaced, fixing the issue.

General Comments:

This vehicle has been extremely reliable, with only two minor issues having developed in over 140,000 miles. Excellent handling, very comfortable, and good fuel economy. Always ran great over the past 100,000+ miles of ownership.

All wheel drive (xDrive) system is excellent. In the horrible New Jersey winters, there were never any issues getting through the snow or ice.

The sedan makes a great family vehicle, with plenty of room for passengers and cargo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2015

2008 BMW 3 Series 335i Convertible 3.0L twin turbo

Summary:

I hate my BMW

Faults:

Within the last 6 months, I have needed to replace 5 tires and 3 wheels. BMW claims that this is standard wear and tear. I have never had tire/wheel problems like this before. DO NOT BUY A BMW!!!

General Comments:

It would be a good car if it functioned properly. I have spoken with tire specialists, friends and dealers, and they all confirm that these are normal problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th October, 2010

28th Oct 2010, 19:48

Ditch the run flat tyres (RFTs) that are fitted as standard on your car and you should get over this issue.

The RFTs are a proverbial pain to live with as they spoil the ride, cost an arm and a leg to replace, and are prone to rapid/uneven wear.

However, BMW (in all its infinite wisdom) insists on fitting them as standard.

18th May 2011, 19:19

Problem is not your car but tires you are using. If you have run flats, then get rid of them. I have 530i with Dunlop performance tires and they are running great. Second year now.

2008 BMW 3 Series 335Xi 3.0 turbo gasoline

Summary:

Fabulous car!

Faults:

No problems to-date!

General Comments:

Absolutely the best driving car I've ever owned. Great blend of luxury and performance.

The all-wheel drive and great braking give the feel extreme safety and agility, even in bad weather.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 2007