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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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31 reader reviews for BMW 3 Series Convertible.
  • 330i SE 2dr

    Nick Mayo , Somerset . Date: 12/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I had a few longish drives in the 335i convertible and coupe, the 330i coupe and the 335d coupe, and have ordered a 330i SE Convertible with the new non-turbo charged 3 litre engine (272hp and 34 mpg) - which should be a fantastic car and quite possibly the best real life pick of the range (especially with low depreciation, fixed 5 year maintenance costs and a good compromise on CO2/VED costs - you just don't know what Gordon will do next year with group G!! (335i)). I thought this car is staggeringly capable, fantastically engineered and built, and brilliant to drive. So good in fact that I bought one! I do think though that the launch cars are specced up a little gaudily so I'm also hoping that the spec I've selected will be very elegant and relatively timeless. I've had various 3 series, 5 series, Merc SLK, Landrovers and all sorts - and I can't wait.

  • 335i M Sport 2dr

    nigel lindley Date: 02/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Test drove the 335 with auto box and flappy paddle thingies for 2 hours this sunny afternoon on lots of surfaces north of York. This vehicle is very civilised if required but can be totally bonkers.....it does what you ask and is almost sublime with the roof down - you'll need the deflector tho' - and the power on. With the roof up however there is a VERY unfortunate internal air pressure shift that is uncomfortable and extremely irritating; which is a sale stopper for us. More scuttle shake than I expected and felt heavier too. 19.6 mpg over 40 miles on the test. The auto needs to be in DS mode to liven things up. The new 3.2 quattro TT I tested last week was more eager, lighter, more planted, but more fun! Less refined? Looks better? Sorry BMW, my 530d touring is fab. but I still fancy a 2 year old e46 M3.

  • 325i SE 2dr

    a g , Berks . Date: 01/04/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've had the car 2 days and it feels fantastic. I've had 2 previous shape (bmw) convertibles and this car is far superior in every way. Most of my driving to date has urban with the odd sprint and the economy is showing 26 mpg which isn't too bad. Comfort is excellent and the quality of fit and finish is top class as well. All in all my first impressions are very positive so let's hope that continues.

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