2009 Bmw 335
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Love my 335I

by from Great Falls on November 3, 2010

Simply the best car in its class, A4 is too slow, S4 too expensive, C class is not fun to drive, I had a G37 before I got my 335 and hands down the 335 is better. If you drive the 335 you will buy it ...
Simply the best car in its class, A4 is too slow, S4 too expensive, C class is not fun to drive, I had a G37 before I got my 335 and hands down the 335 is better. If you drive the 335 you will buy it and you will not regret the decision for one minute. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fast comfortable near luxury car. Its as fast as the previous gen m3 (i had a z4M too), has the same great connected feel with less suspension harshness. The turbo six is amazing, no lag just feels like a V-8.
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Diesel has never been so sexy!

by from Mahomet, IL on August 27, 2009

As a person acclimated to loads of horsepower, I cannot overstate the positively intoxicating thrust that this engine provides. You can toss out every single diesel drawback you've ever heard. No one ...
As a person acclimated to loads of horsepower, I cannot overstate the positively intoxicating thrust that this engine provides. You can toss out every single diesel drawback you've ever heard. No one would know from hearing, feeling, driving, or smelling it. One observer commented that it sounds more like a hot rod V8 than a diesel inline 6. Whereas a gas engine must be wound up to high RPMs to extract maximum performance, the diesel produces its maximum torque at extremely low RPMS and its peak horsepower at much lower RPMs than gas engines. So one need not "wind it up" to extract breathtaking thrust. After a split second of hesitation off the line, the engine yields a rush of power that is nothing less than intoxicating. I have been driving like a maniac since picking up the car earlier this month, and I have still managed 27 mpg in mixed driving. Spectacular steering and braking round out an excellent overall driving experience. The interior is very good for the most part, including top-notch leather sport seats. Instrument cluster is simple and attractive. I-Drive is apparently improved, but it will still take some time for even a tech savvy driver to learn it. The high-res widescreen display is outstanding, and it would be a terrible waste not to have the NAV system included to exploit the great screen. However, the navigation system, while gorgeous, is less useful and user friendly than my $200 Garmin Nuvi. That is a serious disappointment for a $2,000 option. The winter package is needed to get a fold-down backseat, but with that feature, the utility of the vehicle increases markedly, as a folding ladder (or in my case, real estate yard signs) can easily be stuffed into the trunk. Sport package gets upgraded suspension, 18" wheels and tires, and some trim upgrades. This proved to be a difficult option to find on the diesel, but I snagged one. If I do much driving in this during the winter, a second set of wheels and tires will be mandatory, as low profile performance rubber with tiny sidewalls won't be your friend in snow or through potholes. I cannot overstate my enthusiasm for this new diesel power plant. It is not merely an economical alternative to gas engines; it is a serious performer that makes it easy to extract breathtaking performance in more typical everyday driving scenarios while getting hybrid-like fuel economy!
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Good Car But Beware of SIB 13-09-10

by from Californai on September 3, 2010

The 335i is a terrific car. I have owned a 2007 335i Coupe for 8 months and appreciate the cars balance, power and good looks. The car handles well and has been reliable. And, the 6 speed manual trans...
The 335i is a terrific car. I have owned a 2007 335i Coupe for 8 months and appreciate the cars balance, power and good looks. The car handles well and has been reliable. And, the 6 speed manual transmission provides nearly 30mpg on the highway - a great number for a performance car. That said, after taking it in for routine service I was forced to accept a "routine" software upgrade, which actually increased turbo lag and degraded the performance a little. When I pointed this out to the dealer, they acknowledged the issue but had no solution.
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My finest hour

by from Indiana on July 9, 2010

I've owned 30 or more vehicles in my life, Covettes, trans-Ams, Acuras, Jaguars, Cadillacs, Lincolns, Mustangs, and more, but this BMW 335 twin turbo X-drive is the best of the best. Fit and finish, e...
I've owned 30 or more vehicles in my life, Covettes, trans-Ams, Acuras, Jaguars, Cadillacs, Lincolns, Mustangs, and more, but this BMW 335 twin turbo X-drive is the best of the best. Fit and finish, eye-catching, performance off the line, cornering, ride,comfort and convenience, it has it all! I honestly take the long route to work and back just to drive it. Gas mileage isn't bad either, now averaging 28-29 mpg combined driving.
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BMW 335i Coupe

by from Tampa, Fl on March 1, 2012

Just the right tool for the job. Solid construction, very responsive and comfortable. This car can run the track or get the groceries.
Just the right tool for the job. Solid construction, very responsive and comfortable. This car can run the track or get the groceries.
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Wow.

by from Southern Maryland on October 12, 2011

First BMW I have owned. I have heard that the reliablity is not good, but I have had over 9000 completely trouble-free miles in about 4 months. Bought a new 2009 in May 2011. 2 year old leftover. Hand...
First BMW I have owned. I have heard that the reliablity is not good, but I have had over 9000 completely trouble-free miles in about 4 months. Bought a new 2009 in May 2011. 2 year old leftover. Handling is superb without having a harsh ride. Power is astonishing from a 3.0 litre 6 cylinder. Gas mileage is good. 24.5 mpg on daily comute and 27 mpg on a trip. It is not a cheap car, but you can really see where the extra money was spent. Fit and finish is great. Engineering is very impressive. I tend to keep a car for a long time and drive lots of miles, but believe in preventative maintenance. We will see what happens as far as reliability, but so far it has been very good.
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Great Vehicle

by from Ann Arbor, MI on June 26, 2012

The 335 over the 328 is a huge difference from a speed persepctive. The twin turbo of the 335 allows you to pass vehicles 2-3 times as fast and has tons of 'pep'. The rest of the 328 and 335 appear to...
The 335 over the 328 is a huge difference from a speed persepctive. The twin turbo of the 335 allows you to pass vehicles 2-3 times as fast and has tons of 'pep'. The rest of the 328 and 335 appear to be the same. The 2009 navigation is completely differe nt from the 2008. I would avoid the 2008 and newer models if you want navigation.
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Love my car

by from Brentwood, TN on March 11, 2011

The 335I has a ton of power. I espeically love the hardtop convertible. It looks incredible and drives well. The only think I don't like are the cup holders. BMW cares more about performance and I get...
The 335I has a ton of power. I espeically love the hardtop convertible. It looks incredible and drives well. The only think I don't like are the cup holders. BMW cares more about performance and I get that but I'd like to see better options on the holders. Overall I'd reccomend this car to anyone.
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Solid, Fun drivers' car

by from Maryland on December 10, 2012

I test drove all the other comparable hardtop 6-speed manual convertibles in my price range (infiniti G37S, Lexus IS350, Lexus IS250, Mercedes-Benz SLK280, Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SLK350...
I test drove all the other comparable hardtop 6-speed manual convertibles in my price range (infiniti G37S, Lexus IS350, Lexus IS250, Mercedes-Benz SLK280, Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG, Mercedes-Benz SLK350, Volvo C70 T5) and the 335i cabrio was the one I liked the best. For handling, power and creature comforts, this car fit me best. This is my 3rd 335i convertible and I'll probably get another (or a Mercedes) for my next car. If you want a fast sports coupe convertible that seats 4, there is no better one on the market that can match the 335i in this price range.
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Great car! Great price!

by from kansas city on January 30, 2012

I got this car at a great price. I had never consider a beamer until I drove one. I had only looked at mercedes benz,lexus, and infinity. I am so glad I decided to drive this car because I fell in lov...
I got this car at a great price. I had never consider a beamer until I drove one. I had only looked at mercedes benz,lexus, and infinity. I am so glad I decided to drive this car because I fell in love with it. The design and performance is above average. I love the speed and control. I think my next car will also be a BMW.
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