After owning the last generation E90 class 3 series for six years, I thought I was ready to move on to another brand and I didn't think I wanted another 3 Series. After driving the Audi A4 and the current generation 3 Series, I decided I stick with BMW. One year later and I'm certain I made the right choice. The F30 328i resolves many of the concerns I had with the E90. It's much quicker, it get's great fuel economy, I enjoy all the new technology and the heads-up display.
I get an average of 24 MPG and I have a lead foot. I'm normally not a huge fan of electronic steering but I'm okay with it on this BMW. In fact, it's much more enjoyable because it actually feels like I have power steering (the E90 was questionable at best).
I have the M Sport package and would recommend that you purchase your 3 Series with this package at a minimum because of the suspension and styling improvements. Especially used, the price difference between an M Sport and non-M Sport is minimal but you get so much for your money.
I also highly recommend removing the run flats ASAP and installing normal tires. This made the car drive so much more smoothly and provided improvements in cornering, braking and accelerating. Keep a can of "Fix-A-Flat" or get AAA/Other Roadside Assistance. You will not regret removing the run flats.
After adding 30,000 miles to an already used BMW, I believe the F30 class may be more reliable than the E90 class 3 series. The car is past 50,000 miles now and I couldn't be happier with the reliability and all aspects of the car.
I bought this car used. So far I love it, it’s very comfortable, handles well on wet roads, and the interior and controls are very intuitive. It also has a surprising amount of power and acceleration, even without putting it in sport mode.
Our experience with BMW Pleasant Grove was very positive. They listened to my criteria and found the best car for me. They were very accommodating, negotiable and not pushy. I bought a car I love! Andy and Chris were great to work with!
by Rayge813 from TAMPA
January 29, 2019
The car was priced great and an awesome value for the type of vehicle. Very happy with the performance and drive. A lot of fun to drive and very comfortable.
Brock and his entire staff were amazing! They welcomed questions and were able to answer all of them. Brock and I reviewed the available RAV4s and then reviews the carfax of the one I was interested in. We discussed price and trade in value w/o the least bit of pressure. It was a discussion compared to a huge dealer I was at earlier in the day where I felt like I was held prisoner until I bought a car. With Brock and staff it was an enjoyable experience!
BMW freakin ROCKS!!
by MikeCop from OLD BRIDGE , NJ
January 12, 2019
Just love this car! Great ride! Love the leather heated seats and the moon roof. Oh and the heated steering wheel!! Navigation and run flat tires too!
A lot of service departments could learn from this place. I never feel like I'm being oversold repairs, they give prompt answers to my questions, are great at communicating during my repairs, and the technician is very proffesional I'll continue to request Kade to service my vehicles.
Loaded BMWs make me happy
by John from Mequon, WI
January 4, 2019
Really pleased so far with this car. I have never owned a 4 Cylinder BMW before. Seems to have enough power. I wish it sounded like a 6 though. Heated steering wheel is awesome in WI. heated back seats. Automated blinds. This is our first BMW that is more modern. Still getting used to all the options. Sat radio, heads up display, etc.. Happy so far.
I'm from California and Asay had the Range Rover I had been searching for. I was heading back home the next day and everyone bent over backwards to get me home ASAP with my new car. They came down on a Sunday so I could test drive it and get all the paperwork done. I test drove and bought the car and was in and out all in 50 mins. That is the experience everyone should have when buying a car.
10 years of driving pleasure
by Nuckles from Woodland Park, NJ
December 16, 2018
My wife drove this car for 10 years to work, shopping and bringing the kids to school. It drives and handles very well, and does very well on snowy hills, both up and down. The car is reliable, fast and sporty. I enjoyed the chances I had to drive it.
I purchased my 1st BMW through Performance Motors and couldn't be happier. After looking around the area for a BMW 328i I stumbled upon Performance Motors. They had a great selection of BMW's and the pricing and quality of the cars were better than most of the individual sellers. Working with Brandon was a great experience. He made sure I was happy with the car and explained everything I needed to know about BMW's. I also had a small servicing issue with the car just a couple of days after my purchase. Brandon went out of his way to fix the issue and made sure the car was sold in good working order. You can't go wrong with Brandon and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Beautiful car inside and out!!
by Lori I from Cranston, RI
January 6, 2019
This car meets all of my needs. Not only a beautiful looking car. Love the way it handles. My first BMW and I know it won’t be my last. Great purchased I made.
A good or bad experience with any business a lot of times depends on how well prepped you are for the transaction. Given I do doc prep / review for a living and was thoroughly prepared for anything they might need, I did not have a negative experience with LHM. All Sales /Financing / Service Contracts were honored and I am happy with my purchase. If you do decide to purchase there have your employment history, pay history, references, LOEs and anything else they might need ready before you decide on a vehicle. Keep a log of all correspondences for reference and go with the flow. If you do that, your experience with LHM I believe will be hassle free and you'll walk out of there with the vehicle of your choosing.
by Roz007 from Bordentown NJ
January 7, 2019
Heavier than my 2005 325. Nice quiet ride. 6cyl engine has plenty of power and decent mileage. Very nice interior with enough storage for a convertible. Not fond of the Idrive. I rarely use it for navigation. I am old school and miss a dip stick. I am very satisfied with this car.
We were in the market to purchase 2 vehicles. One we knew exactly what we were wanting and had actually found Velocity by looking for that vehicle. We searched around for a few weeks but kept going back to the vehicle that Velocity had listed due to the lower price, lower mileage and overall value. We finally pulled the trigger yesterday and went in to test drive the vehicle. Instantly fell in love and ended up finding another vehicle on their Draper lot for our second purchase. Between Ty, Cory (American Fork location) and Efrain (Draper location), they made the process extremely painless, got us the cars we wanted at a great deal and worked with us on our trades. We walked out with the payments we wanted, the vehicles we wanted and literally no hassle or pressure from anyone. Nothing makes me want to run the other way then being hounded by a salesman instantly and feeling pressured. We felt none of that here with Velocity. We couldn't have been more pleased with the service and quality we received. Thanks again for the great experience. We will be sending friends and family your way.
A reliable car for a young professional
by Greg from Bowie, MD
January 13, 2019
I was looking for a reliable car to start my professional career, something to get me back and forth to work without issue. This car is that car. It has great handling, the design looks good, and it has parking assist features. The only things that I dislike about the car are that there is no sunroof and that there is no navigation in my model.
I called to inquired about a used vehicle and the sales person did answer my questions, however when i inquired about the price of the vehicle, then that's when there was no discussion about it.
I love it.
by BlackManWorking from Cheltenham, PA
January 7, 2019
The 328i is an excellent all around vehicle. From the exterior to the interior there isn't one feature of this car that will disappoint. This car handles like a fine tuned machine. BMW's are for road enthusiasts and I recommend this car.
Rob was amazing! By far the best car salesman I've ever had. He was knowledgable, accommodating, not pushy in the least, professional and friendly. He's a hard working veteran, who will work hard to get you a great deal. Be sure to ask for Rob if you want the best car shopping experience!
Excellent car to have
by TRI-SHUH from ANDREWS, TEXAS 79714
January 27, 2019
My 328i was the best car I ever had.. I loved all my traveling experiences. It was so smooth. If I could own another one I would trade in my MAZDA 3 for another one BMW. LOVE BMW AND THE WORKERS THAT WORK AT PERMAIN BASIN BMW OF MIDLAND TEXAS..
Nick and Russ were wonderful to work with. I only had so much money and a car that I wanted and they made it work. No pressure, great personalities, and I felt confident as a female, by myself, making this deal.
This car is very stylish and extremely comfortable
by Hilite_44 from Acworth, GA
December 8, 2018
I sold my Nissan 300ZX 5 speed convertible to get a BMW 328i convertible for Atlanta traffic. Car handles lovely with power and handling. Interior is great and buttons are well placed.
Great pricing and selection on used vehicles. Salesman was helpful, listened well and had no ego.
Sat down with me and gave me a price. No pressure or opinions just facts.
Best car I've owned!!
by Diana Fisher from Detroit Michigan
December 6, 2018
Best first car I've ever owned! Always reliable! People complain of the price to maintain BMW's sometimes. Yes, it is just a little bit more, but I'd rather pay that extra bit to have a vehicle that drives and looks great. Of course, it's not a higher end BMW, but it is a BMW and a great starter BMW to have!
I was really, really pleased with my experience here. The salesperson I worked with was friendly, helpful, cute with my kids, and not at all pushy. I was able to find my dream car at an amazing price, and it is in perfect shape (I had verified by Les Schwab before purchase). I found out that they make sure ALL of the cars are in perfect shape before they put them on the lot (fix any problems in their car shop before they sell them). They're would definitely be the first place I stop next time I needed a car, or the first place I would recommend to any family or friends looking for a car.
Beautiful convertible in and out-avoid potholes
by E93 Fan from Marlboro, NJ
November 5, 2018
Space Grey with M-Sport aerodynamic kit and v-spoke rims on the outside caught my attention in the dealership right away. Gorgeous Coral Red Dakota leather, aluminum hexagon trim and 18 inch low profile run flat summer tires added to the package. As far as performance, tires and suspension grip so well with the M-Sport options that I never felt as confident taking corners as I have before. Really communicative road feel and cornering that allows you to accelerate through the turn is exhilarating. As far as comfort, New Jersey roads make it a little rough on your nerves as I have learned with 3 tires replaced due to sidewall blowout. As a daily commuter, the power of the Q1 release of this 2012 328i (Q1 was still a 2011) V6 SULEV engine combined with beautiful styling, that only BMW has to offer, makes you forget that potholes are not your friend. With the top down and the Harmon Kardon surround sound system turned up to ear splitting but pure sound levels, the workday just melts away. Great first BMW and I doubt this will be my last unless I retire in NJ.
Diana in service is awesome to work with and I always request Kade work on my car. I am always pleased by the quality of the work he does.
Omen of the best car I have ever owned.
by Nei A. from OK
January 6, 2019
This car is excellent in performance and it’s a luxurious car that meets all my needs.
I love it and enjoyed driving it.
One of my favorite things in this car is it’s 4 cylinder motor that when driving in turbo mode, it is fast as you can think.
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