2017 230

Consumer Reviews

2017 BMW 230

$18,360 - $35,448  MSRP Range
2017 BMW 230

Review Score

4.8 out of 5 stars

4.8

17 Reviews
94% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.6 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.6 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.7 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.8 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.8 out of 5 stars Performance
4.8 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Best bang for your buck

by Maku from Palatine, IL on Mon Mar 06 2017

The 230i is perfectly balance and it feels like a very sturdy machine that is lots of fun to drive. In order to experience the best sport feel and fun, you either need to put it in sport mode or turn off all traction including stability control. Steering gets heavier and of course acceleration becomes more responsive. For a $40k car especially bmw there is nothing better. Actually I raced my friends 2011 335xi with a true cold air intake and the performance was almost identical. From 0-100 mph he only pulled half a car length and he has a auto trans and I have manual. Awesome comfortable car with very compact size and performance is way more than I expected, maybe because it's very light a little over 3300 curb weight

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
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5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Great performance and great economy

by Mja from buffalo ny on Thu Mar 14 2019

Great combination of performance and economy. Trunk is very spacious. Has great safety features. No question this will be an enjoyable vehicle to own. A true drivers car.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

great car

by bob from Deland fl on Wed Feb 28 2018

So far,as it is still new to me its great.Only thing negative it is a very technical car and you need to spend a lot of time with your head in the owners manual.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

Most fun to drive

by HB Surfer from Huntington Beach on Mon Mar 04 2019

By far the best car to drive and own, all maintenance for the first three years are covered by BMW, Oil, check-ups and regular service.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

So much fun to drive, fast

by HB Surfer from Huntington Beach on Tue Jul 16 2019

The fuel economy was surprisingly good for being so fast. It has 4 driving modes that make it perform like a luxury car or a sports car whatever you feel like for the day, better fuel economy when in regular mode

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

Very nice

by Phantomlady from Fredericksburg, VA on Sat Jul 07 2018

Vroom vroom, what a beauty this car is!! Nice interior and runs like a champ. I'm in love with the body style and all of it's features. Just simply love it!!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
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5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

I love this car the most of all the cars I've had.

by Lilred from Rockwall, TX on Wed Jun 24 2020

This cars ride is so luxurious. Has everything you could want, its so comfortable. This is my 3rd BMW convertible and this one has the sports package and out ways the others I have had by a mile. I Love it!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

The ultimate driving machine is not just a slogan

by Dan from Huntington Beach, California on Wed Mar 15 2017

Best car I have ever had, Great for the first 5 years but started to get very expensive to keep on the road. you can pay to have it fixed or you can get a new one ever 5 to 7 years.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
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4 out of 5 starsReliability
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3 out of 5 stars

228I w track m suspension

by Howard from on Thu Apr 20 2017

All should be same except for greater power in 230i In a nutshell, everything in this car is superb for me except M SUSPENSION! Jiggly and loads of Road noise/vibrations on ALL BUT THE MOST PERFECT TARMAC. A track car. If you want everyday driving , try BASE SUSPENSION!

3 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Great little sports car!!

by Missm999m from South Bay, CA on Sun Jul 30 2017

It's a great little sports car. Has a lot of power -- 0 to 60. Fun to drive. Great residual value and has a lot of options that are built in.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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