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2013 Bmw 328

2013 BMW 328

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great car

by from Scituate, MA on October 22, 2012

So far (~2000 mi), it's been fantastic. the 3 position switch on the auto transmission (eco, comfort, sport) makes the car feel like 3 different vehicles. Eco-mode de-tunes the engine a bit, dropping...
So far (~2000 mi), it's been fantastic. the 3 position switch on the auto transmission (eco, comfort, sport) makes the car feel like 3 different vehicles. Eco-mode de-tunes the engine a bit, dropping the power delivery and accelearation, but it is giving me ~29mpg for my 100+ miles / day commute. A nice 30+% boost from my last car. Comfort mode drops the shift point down compared with sport and smooths out the gear changes (which is an 8 speed tranny). The car still kicks plenty in comfy mode with a little push on the accelerator. It seems like the big difference between comfort and sport is the shift point. Sport-mode turns it into a head slapping rocket. Super quick and nimble. I highly recommend a good radar detector. In sport-mode, this car begs to be really driven. It's like deciding whether to take your dog to the beach and keeping it on a leash or letting it just run. Both puppies want to go and will yank at the leash until you final give in (insert big Cheshire Cat grin here) Frankly, I'm grateful that the other modes exist to help mute the temptation (a little). Given the lightweight feel of the car coupled with loads of torque and an 8 speed gearbox, this car skates along very nicely at ticket inducing speeds and still manages pretty low rpms to keep fuel consumption in check (in comfy mode, one can do 70 and only be at around 1500-2000 rpm). As one would expect, handling is outstanding. Very well balanced. Chassis feels light and nimble w/o sacrificing solid feel. Love it. The engine shuts off when stopped at a light with your foot on the brake, and restarts when you take your foot off the brake. Restart is so fast that the engine is running again before your foot touches the gas pedal. It seems pretty smart about when not to shut off the engine (e.g. on a hill, cold engine, etc.). Creature comforts for me are the nav system (which is excellent), leather, wood trim, and the cold weather package. Keyless entry and start works flawlessly. Only nitpick so far is the fact that the passenger side wiper stops dead center in the drivers line of vision before going back to passengers side. Not a biggie, but if there's crud on the road (like we often have in New England), the wiper line left in your vision is annoying. A surprising that this issue has been around apparently for a few of years, given the level of attention paid by BMW to engineering detail and excellence. Overall, this is a great vehicle, and with my extended warranty/service plan, I shouldn't need to do a thing for 100K makes this competitive in the value arena. In the gee whiz arena, it rocks. Highly recommended. My other car is a BMW motorcycle (my 2nd), and they have been great, so I'm bullish on the brand.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Worth the price tag

by from Troy, MI on March 24, 2016

This car is beautiful, comfortable, fast, and has pretty good gas mileage for being as sporty as it is. Little nervous about the repair cost, but haven't seen the damage on those yet. Got it with 26...
This car is beautiful, comfortable, fast, and has pretty good gas mileage for being as sporty as it is. Little nervous about the repair cost, but haven't seen the damage on those yet. Got it with 26,000 miles on it and it seems to need new front right rotor. Probably gonna fix it next year as its not bad now. Features I love: Heated steering wheel, moon roof, bluetooth, heated seats in front and back. Love the shortcuts to bring up menus/call favorite contacts.
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BMW 328

by from on December 6, 2012

This car is great, but the cars.com site and the resulting process with the dealers was completely unhelpful. The dealers were unresponsive, uncooperative and not supportive of a web based or email ba...
This car is great, but the cars.com site and the resulting process with the dealers was completely unhelpful. The dealers were unresponsive, uncooperative and not supportive of a web based or email based experience. After receiving the quotes, the first position of the dealers was to ask me to set up an appointment and come into the dealership...do people still buy cars that way. I wound up getting the car i wanted for $1,000 under dealer cost by working via email and over the phone outside of cars.com.
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BMW Feature Picking

by from Winter Springs, FL on January 9, 2014

BMW needs to stop the feature picking. Vehicles under $20,000 now come standard with back up cameras. BMW still wants to charge extra for this option. It seems a $40K+ vehicle should come standard wit...
BMW needs to stop the feature picking. Vehicles under $20,000 now come standard with back up cameras. BMW still wants to charge extra for this option. It seems a $40K+ vehicle should come standard with this option.
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My 1st Luxury auto....

by from Verona, N.J. on June 7, 2013

This is my 1st attempt at owning a Luxury auto and chose a BMW over an Audi, Mercedes. I find the ergonomics very well appointed with exception of my knee resting uncomfortably. I drive with my left l...
This is my 1st attempt at owning a Luxury auto and chose a BMW over an Audi, Mercedes. I find the ergonomics very well appointed with exception of my knee resting uncomfortably. I drive with my left leg to side, and being a short (5'-4") person, it makes the armrest/handle press against my knee. I also find the lease price.sale price ( at lease end high$$$. But I did want to try a BMW 1st. If you're flexible, I'd recommend the same. I'll probably try a Mercedes, or Audi next. If you're short, like me, maybe try the 5 series for leg roominess.
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Good Car

by from NY on September 11, 2013

The 328 Xdrive is a lot of fun to Drive. BMW exterior styling and interior design are very well thought out. The engine is very powerful in Sport mode.
The 328 Xdrive is a lot of fun to Drive. BMW exterior styling and interior design are very well thought out. The engine is very powerful in Sport mode.
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Very solid and very well built

by from Sarasota, Florida on October 1, 2013

I asked my wife why she 'loves' our new 328 and she said: " I like the way it hugs the road and it makes me feel safe."
I asked my wife why she 'loves' our new 328 and she said: " I like the way it hugs the road and it makes me feel safe."
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Very Above Average

by from Waterbury, CT on January 10, 2014

I recently traded my 2013 Audi A4 in for a 2013 BMW 328xi sedan. The car is great but does not drive as smooth as my Audi did. The reason i made the switch was because the Audi was just too tight and ...
I recently traded my 2013 Audi A4 in for a 2013 BMW 328xi sedan. The car is great but does not drive as smooth as my Audi did. The reason i made the switch was because the Audi was just too tight and not enough trunk space. Best feature on the car is the ability to go into the 3-modes. Sport, Comfort, and Eco. Eco saves gas, Sport is really fun and VERY FAST!! comfort is right in the middle and drives just fine. Worst feature is that rear-view camera does not come standard. Aftermarket may void warranty and most options to install are very expensive and not good options. (Either install sensors for about a grand or have the camera show in rear view mirror, for over 2 grand). Overall great car. Just hope it retains most of its value when it comes time to make a change. I think the 5-series is going to be more comfortable as far as cabin space.
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BMW is worth the price tag

by from temecula, CA on March 14, 2014

The Head up display is a MUST have. Car has plenty of torque in sport mode. Comfortable for all passengers. iDrive is very good now with the new iDrive controller. I have had the car for about a month...
The Head up display is a MUST have. Car has plenty of torque in sport mode. Comfortable for all passengers. iDrive is very good now with the new iDrive controller. I have had the car for about a month now and I am averaging 33 MPG in ECO Pro mode. Only thing I WISH it had or has is the HOLD option (just push further down on the break pad and the car will just sit at a red light, without your foot on the brake). Other than that, it is a great car, I was considering a 2011 528i but I got more car for the 2013 328i
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My First BMW

by from Cary, NC on January 8, 2013

The car is great except for the interior space. The interior styling is something I liked it very much The drive is very good. The car overly to be customized. I had expected the car to have more stan...
The car is great except for the interior space. The interior styling is something I liked it very much The drive is very good. The car overly to be customized. I had expected the car to have more standardization instead of confusing the Customers with tons of options. The Navigation is not update.. It could not even locate a address which is there since 2010.
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