Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

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

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40 reader reviews for BMW 3 Series Coupe.
  • 335i M Sport 2dr

    Richard Fuller Date: 25/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      30

    My car

    I test drove the 335i SE variant initially but someone beat to that car and the following one. An m sport variant became available and I bought it sight unseen - 6 months old - an ex demonstrator with 5K miles on the clock.

    Picked it up 2 weeks ago and my only concern was the reader reviews of the m sport saying the suspension was harsh. 2 weeks and 2000 miles later and I can safely say those fears were unfounded. I wanted an out and out sports car and that's what I got, with the added benefit of 4 proper seats. The acceleration really could not be much more impressive, the refinement and cabin are excellent and when in the mood it would only take a matter of minutes to lose my licence! Added to that and the suspension is better than I could have wished for - a firm ride and feel for "sporting" occasions and smooth and comfortably when in a quieter mood.

    If you are looking for a car with 997 / TVR pace but want to transport 3 additional adults or children in comfort than look no further - I really cannot recommend this car enough. The auto version brings the additional fun of the "flappy paddles" and I am averaging in the region of 30mpg, insurance premiur for myself and another named driver of under £500 for the year for 12,000 miles.

    Without doubt the best decision I have ever made in my car buying history - I am travelling everywhere with a huge grin on my face that takes several hours to get rid of once out of the car.......

  • 325i M Sport 2dr

    Alan Coombes , Avon . Date: 24/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    Had the car 3 months after trading in my 130i and find it a much better ride and looker than the 130 if a little down on performance!

    Regularly get low 30's mpg around town and up to 40 on a run.

    Had to search around for one with a manual gearbox leather and sat-nav but it's well worth the wait just need that re-map now!

  • 325i SE 2dr

    Ryan Lashley , California . Date: 22/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I drive a 328i coupe which is half way between the 325i and 330i with 230hp. I wish the BMW offered US drivers a similiar choice with their engines as they do back home in England. The 328 is however a superb car, I have owned mine for over 1 year now and it is simply the best car I've owned. The service here in the US is free for 4yrs/50k so it hasn't cost a penny to service. The tyres are another story. Slow leak, rapid leak and two tyre bulges forced me to replace all of them at a cost of $1500 or 700 quid. Ouch. That is the one thing I don't like about the car is the RFT and the rough ride. I wish that BMW would address the universal hatred for these type of tyres. Overall great handling, performance, space, practicality, good mileage, you can have it all..

  • 330i M Sport 2dr

    Matthew Hirst , Lancashire . Date: 17/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      33

    My car

    Experienced problems from the start. Had to replace 3 tyres (19" wheels) in last 6 weeks and the car has suffered from various other problems including a passenger seatbelt handover that works when it likes, problems with the acceleration and so far three visits to BMW, two software upgrades and a breakdown (roadside assistance took 3 hours to arrive and the replacement car was a Vauxhall Zaferia). Software upgrade means my mobile phone handset no longer works with the bluetooth. Customer service has been terrible - they don't know the meaning of the word.

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