2000 BMW 3 Series 328Ci 2.8L from North America
Lemon service, mediocre car
Back seats rattle.
Moon roof is unpredictable.
Cheap materials. Poor craftsmanship.
Slow pickup. Slow car.
Thin paint. Thin leather.
BMW is incapable of customer service from the dealership to the headquarters.
Cheap service and a cheap car at a premium price.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th April, 2001
23rd Apr 2001, 01:02
I too have a 328ci and I believe this is the most reliable and best all round car I have ever owned. I think you have been a bit harsh in your comments!
18th Nov 2004, 01:34
I own a 328ci 1999 model and it will take some beating to own a better car in the future.
The only problem is the drivers door handle that seems to stick now and then.
29th Jul 2006, 07:53
BMW 328ci and you are calling it a slow car, when you have come from a Honda Accord?
Even if you have come from a Type-R, it would not be slow unless you had heavy 18inch alloys on your 328ci.
23rd Feb 2007, 12:04
I too just bought a 99 328ci and I am not impressed.
The ride is far too firm for Irish roads, even considering it is wearing 18" M3 alloys. I find the handling is not as entertaining as the E36, which gets better and better the harder you push it. It also has an annoying rattle coming from the rear somewhere, can't quite find it! I was also disappointed in the acceleration although the large wheels don't help. I'm going to replace it with the best E36 328i sport I can find!
13th Sep 2008, 17:44
6th Sep 2009, 08:02
I own a 328i year 99 for about 16 months. Nice car, smooth engine, good ride, average reliability, not bad handling, and to be honest not that fast. Had a Nissan 200SX, about the same power, but lot faster. Good car the 328, but over rated.