The layout remains simple, in a good way. And it's a little too easy to mistake the cruise control switch for the turn signal and flash the high beams at innocent motorists. Filler ports above are in the left rear bumper. The sedan and wagon ride on 16-inch alloys instead of the 17-inchers found on the coupe and convertible. The all-wheel-drive versions add retractable headlight washers. However, we are a retired couple with another larger car the 530xi , but we rarely need to use the back seats in either car, anyway.
That said, the navigation system in this car works very well and I don't have any complaints about it. In fact, the 335i accelerates as though it has a large displacement engine, not a turbocharged one. The all-wheel-drive versions add retractable headlight washers. It's deceivingly smooth -- you'll find yourself climbing well above posted speed limits if you don't pay attention. I would not hesitate to work with him in the future if I'm in the market for a great quality used vehicle.
The car handles well and has been reliable. Bought a new 2009 in May 2011. Most notable is its use of leatherette — which is a nice way of saying vinyl — as standard upholstery in all trim levels, including top ones like our 335i with xDrive. The 335i Coupe smartly blends luxury and sport; it's as content zooming along a winding country road as it is motoring along the bleakest of freeways during those endless road trips. Sure, the 3 Series seems overhyped at times, but that's because, simply put, it's a very good car.
Steering and handling and quickness are superb! I have heard that the reliablity is not good, but I have had over 9000 completely trouble-free miles in about 4 months. Steering and handling and quickness are superb! The rest of the 328 and 335 appear to be the same. They deteriorate the comfort and wear unevenly, no matter how many alignments you give the car. The convertibles add memory to the mirrors and power to the seats. They are too expensive to replace.
Optional Active Steering This high-tech adjunct to the standard power steering varies the effective turning ratio to correspond with vehicle velocity, making it easier to maneuver at low speeds while enhancing stability under freeway cruising conditions. . Gas mileage isn't bad either, now averaging 28-29 mpg combined driving. Quality materials are apparent with every touch, from the plush leather to the dash. The taut ride calls out road imperfections and changes in surface through the cabin, while the delightfully thick-rimmed steering wheel transmits the desires of the rubber on the road.
A relatively long wheelbase coupled with short front and rear overhangs, plus a slight wedge shape, gives the compact 3 Series a dynamic flair that reflects common styling cues with the larger 5 Series and 7 Series, elements that are further reinforced by the signature twin-kidney grilles. Interior styling puts the emphasis is on business, not glamour. It's docile at low rpm, but surges through the tach with immediacy at a squeeze of the throttle. 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. It's also the main reason the 3 Series has owned the compact luxury-car market for as long as there's been one.
The trunk alone is quite ample and the rear seats seem to have more leg room than the 3-series sedan, but the coupe is a bit more difficult to enter and exit. Gas mileage isn't bad either, now averaging 28-29 mpg combined driving. It's docile at low rpm, but surges through the tach with immediacy at a squeeze of the throttle. I had a long search trying to find all of these options in titanium silver with a black interior, but well worth the wait. I had brought it up to the dealer on every service. And, the 6 speed manual transmission provides nearly 30mpg on the highway - a great number for a performance car.
Urea Factor Urea fluid helps the 335d meet 50-state emissions. If the leader is to hold its position, it has to evolve. Handling is a little tight and not user friendly. Just click it into D and forget about it. The light-weight powerplant generates 420 horsepower and spins up to 8,400 rpm.