2008 BMW 335

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43 reviews
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Available Price Range $7,718-$20,038 Trims5 Combined MPG 20-21 Seats 4-5

Our Take on the 2008 BMW 335

Our Take

Offered in 328 and 335 forms with different engines, the 3 Series is BMW's bread-and-butter model. This series has a history in the U.S. market that dates back to 1977. Available in sedan, cou... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Top-down chassis shudder on rough roads (convertible)
  • Manual transmission shifter is too tall
  • Polarized sunglasses make audio display's readouts disappear
  • BMW's premium pricing

Notable Features

  • Sedan, coupe or retractable-hardtop convertible
  • Twin-turbo inline-six engine
  • Leather seats with Sun Reflective Technology (convertible)
  • Variable-ratio Active Steering available
  • HD radio capability


Our Expert Reviews

Convertible is a Fun Family CarOverview A BMW convertible is always fun, but did you know that the 2008 BMW 335i convertible is also a wonderful PMS buster? As the 335i rolled into my driveway, I was already suffering from the dreaded PMS headache and stomachache, but driving it proved to be a PMS-lifting experience. It provided the comfort I needed (awesome lumbar support and heated seats) as ... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.6 out of 5

Based on 43 reviews


by Jay from LA, CA on March 20, 2011

I am surprised cars.com is not aware of the re-call on the high pressure fuel pumps on this car. I loved the car for a good 6 months, it really picked up quick, yet soon after putt-putt, game over. I ... Read Full Review

5 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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