2008 BMW 3 Series Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2008 BMW 3 Series 335i Convertible 3.0L twin turbo from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0L twin turbo Don't Know
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.4 / 10
Distance when acquired13000 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous carSAAB 9-3

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 SE 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired21 miles
Most recent distance1050 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Good handling, but disappointing overall due to build quality

General Comments:

Having had my new 3-series for a month now, one thing I cannot doubt is that the handling and drivability are top notch.

For a car this size, it is impressive and feels better than the Golf GT I had previously, as the ride is also much smoother.

However, every time I drive it, I can't help but feel disappointed with the build quality. Rattles and squeaks seem to be produced from every corner of the cabin, and for a car that is supposedly built to the highest standards, it doesn't really feel much better than a company Vectra I drove a few months ago.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th June, 2008

18th Aug 2008, 03:26

Bimmer die-hards will blame you for this poor quality. Real world people will admit these short comings. Keep that in mind.

17th Sep 2008, 21:25

I am a BMW die hard but do share the original reviewer's comments about the quality of BMW's latest offerings.

The current line up just does not feel as well built as the previous generation models, with noticeable cost cutting readily apparent in terms of trim materials.

Personal experience with a new 120d and various other models obtained as courtesy cars while this was in to be fixed on numerous occasions also tend to confirm this concern.

2008 BMW 3 Series 335Xi 3.0 turbo gasoline from North America

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.0 turbo gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance300 miles
Previous carFord Escape

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

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 5 reviews