2012 Bmw 328
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Best Purchase Ever

by from Denver CO on September 1, 2012

37 MPG combined in over 3500 miles. Plenty of power and performance in Sport mode. BMW has hit a home run.
37 MPG combined in over 3500 miles. Plenty of power and performance in Sport mode. BMW has hit a home run.
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Nice Overall Package

by from San Diego, CA on December 27, 2012

The 2012/2013 model year BMW 328i is, subjectively, the best-looking car in its category. The new twin-scroll turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is powerful and responsive, albeit without the silky smooth...
The 2012/2013 model year BMW 328i is, subjectively, the best-looking car in its category. The new twin-scroll turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is powerful and responsive, albeit without the silky smoothness and aural qualities of the 2011 model that it replaces. When decked out with the usual array of comfort features, as well as the less-typical options such as the head-up display, BMW Assist, BMW Apps, parking sensors and rear camera, it is a pleasure to own and to drive. Fuel consumption, which is becoming an ever-increasing consideration, is excelent. I can easily achieve over 28mpg in mixed driving. As an overall package, this car bests the competition - I'm thinking C-Class MB, Audi A4 and Lexus IS here. In my opinion, of course...
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328i 2012 sports trim

by from on September 26, 2013

Excellent, love the car. Instant response when you accelerate. Stiff suspension, an absolute pleasure to drive.
Excellent, love the car. Instant response when you accelerate. Stiff suspension, an absolute pleasure to drive.
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Nice car

by from Austin Tx on September 23, 2012

I don't regret buying the 4cylinder twin turbo. Its great on gas, has the power, and people take second looks. I highly recommend the headup display. There is no after market parts for this car yet. I...
I don't regret buying the 4cylinder twin turbo. Its great on gas, has the power, and people take second looks. I highly recommend the headup display. There is no after market parts for this car yet. I have never owned a BMW and would buy this one, maybe next time I'll buy the 335.
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Car I've owned

by from Dallas,tx on March 28, 2017

2012 BMW 328i interior has high-quality materials and detailed styling. I was pleased with the comfortable and supportive front seats, but complained that leather upholstery is not standard. They adde...
2012 BMW 328i interior has high-quality materials and detailed styling. I was pleased with the comfortable and supportive front seats, but complained that leather upholstery is not standard. They added that the 328i has spacious rear seats for the class. The BMW 328i has a comparably sized trunk as others in the class. Standard features include leatherette upholstery, automatic climate control, HD Radio, Bluetooth, a USB port and BMW?s iDrive infotainment system. Available features include a moonroof, heated front and rear seats, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, a Harman/Kardon audio system, navigation and a head-up display. Automotive journalists wrote that the iDrive infotainment system is fairly easy to use.
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Great Performance Wrapped in Beautiful Style

by from Marlboro, NJ on February 20, 2017

There are some days I can't wait to drive this car. Because this is a performance sports convertible, its not as comfortable as say my Lexus SUV and so every day commuting is not as enjoyable. With ...
There are some days I can't wait to drive this car. Because this is a performance sports convertible, its not as comfortable as say my Lexus SUV and so every day commuting is not as enjoyable. With the top down every day, I could learn to love my commute but I live in the northeast. When the top is down, the car turns heads. My 3.0 liter i6 engine does the job but there is a slight sluggishness at times like the 6 speed auto transmission is looking for the best gear. As far as handling, this is by far the best handling vehicle I have ever owned. Beats my 89 MR2 be a wide margin. Glad I bought tire and wheel insurance. Already ate up half the value of the policy in under a year of ownership. Low profile run flats are the worst in potholes so be prepared to go through a few tires if the roads you travel are not well kept. One of the best kept secrets of this car is the "connected" app. Send an address to your GPS from your phone before you get in and go. One more secret, you can play DVDs when the car is in park.
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Great Entry into BMW World

by from Raleigh, NC on February 16, 2016

This is my first BMW / German car. After two months of driving, I'm a big fan of everything about the car. It drives great and is very customizable. It took some getting used to everything (including...
This is my first BMW / German car. After two months of driving, I'm a big fan of everything about the car. It drives great and is very customizable. It took some getting used to everything (including the manual) being included on the central screen, but it's nice and organized pretty well. The run-flats are a little harsher than traditional tires, but I've gotten used to that as well. In later F30 body styles, they've made the engine shutting off at red lights something to toggle on, rather than it being a default. This one has the engine stopping as the default. It's a little annoyance, but not horrible to have to toggle it from happening. Overall, this car has made me BMW believer. I love the styling in and out and it makes me want my next car purchase to also be a BMW.
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Quite a nice car

by from North Jersey on April 13, 2016

I bought a used 2012 328i Convertible with 53 K-miles about 4 months ago and having been enjoying it quite a bit. It's been a solid daily commuter, offered several top-down weekend jaunts, and given g...
I bought a used 2012 328i Convertible with 53 K-miles about 4 months ago and having been enjoying it quite a bit. It's been a solid daily commuter, offered several top-down weekend jaunts, and given good service (and pretty good fuel economy- roughly 30 MPG) on a 1500 road trip. It's an interesting rides, both quite firm and quite comfy. It hates potholes, and I have a new regard for uneven pavement. The steering is lovely, fast or slow, I feel comfortably in control. Braking is good, but the previous owner warped the rotors a bit, so I don't push them too hard - their time will come. Acceleration is perky. I had a old 442 that felt like it could pull stumps, and over all, this car accelerates as well or better. I have to be attentive on hiways (living in North Jersey, I spend quite a bit of time on hiways) as the car will easily find itself, calm and composed, doing 95 MPH without effort or bother. The autotrans is different than any I've driven before, giving a more 'manual' sort of feel, shifting later, and engine braking much of the time. Certainly, manually shifting makes the car much easier to control when feeling spritely. I can't get over how much this car likes to rev. The only car I've ever driven that like to spin more was an Alfa Romeo Montreal. The Alfa was amazing, but this BMW has a lot more pull throughout. That said, I find I use the cruise control extensively, both to stay under the speed limit, and minimize accelerating aggressively. Fuel economy is not bad when driven carefully, but it's perfectly content suck down premium like it's soda water. I find the iDrive system easy to like with, and the sound system is quite adequate. I love the power seats and power top, even if the later is somewhat leisurely in its operation. I would have prefered a cloth top, but an Audi was out of my range. The back seat, while very nicely executed, is pretty much unusable behind me, and the trunk is tiny with the top up, and laughable when the top is down. This car is wonderful for a mature couple with taste and restraint. Younger drivers will probably want more motor - I would have - and families will be frustrated by its limitations. I enjoy the car very much.
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Head Turning Sports Machine

by from Chicago, IL on January 16, 2013

More heads turn to see who is driving this car than I've ever noticed. It is sleek, cool design and handles like a sport car should. Sound system is superb, with XM radio, advanced speakers and incre...
More heads turn to see who is driving this car than I've ever noticed. It is sleek, cool design and handles like a sport car should. Sound system is superb, with XM radio, advanced speakers and incredible bass.
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good but not right for me

by from Sothwest Florida on August 1, 2012

This was my 4th BMW since 2001. I found the 2004 330ci was my best car, but traded it in for a 2012 328i. The 2012 328i had unsupportive seats, the useless seat belt arm was a nusance, the A/C was goo...
This was my 4th BMW since 2001. I found the 2004 330ci was my best car, but traded it in for a 2012 328i. The 2012 328i had unsupportive seats, the useless seat belt arm was a nusance, the A/C was good but it stopped to take a breath every now and then. The radio dials were good but to many pushes to get where I needed to go. THe cup holders were mounted on the dash by the passenger. It was easier on the old car to just drop my hand without looking and get my drink. I drove it two months then traded it at another location for an older Mecerdes SL550 which I find comfortable and a better ride than the 2012 BMW.
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