My final quibble is one that is becoming more common among car manufacturers and that is the placement of the central power door lock switch in the center stack of buttons. I have replaced the spark plugs, and the coil packs in this engine attempting to solve a misfire. Across any of these models, the 3-Series has a refined, sophisticated feel combined with excellent steering and handling and smooth, responsive powertrains. Wind noise is extremely low quietest car I've every owned. The premium sound performs well with the top down and features such as navigation and idrive are easy to use.
And the paddle shifters add even more fun but take some getting use to. Some competitors offer more room, more power, better mileage or maybe better interiors for less money. The next day i go to bring them the bank check and pick up the car. The recall is expected to begin in May 2014. The previous convertibles were rag tops and this is my first hard top--it is definitely an improvement in appearance, noise level and technology.
Fit and finish are excellent, but the cabin is snug. For those planning to travel frequently at highway speeds with the top down, there's an available wind deflector, and the available leather in the Convertible includes sun-reflective treatment across all surfaces and can reduce interior temperatures by up to 36 degrees. Not what you would expect. Mountains of power, precise handling and clever electronics mean anyone can drive this inexpensive supercar well. The 328i felt very solid, from the moment I got in and closed the door.
Expensive repair; though not as much as the gasket replacements. It's is pealing and cracking. Standard features on the base 328i include rain-sensing windshield wipers and a 10-speaker stereo with an auxiliary input. The repair shop says the notification has to do with the diesel urea exhaust fluid tank level indicator. Nitpicks As with any car, I had some nitpicking to do.
Available as part of a Cold Weather Package is a heated steering wheel and a number of other options and packages bring items like upgraded Dakota leather upholstery, a moonroof, a navigation system, a rear sunshade, smartphone integration, or an iPod adapter, as well as Harman Kardon surround sound. In hind sight I shouldn't have purchased this vehilce. It still looks clean, and sleek, and muscular and dynamic. I had a 2000 C class for almost 9 years prior to this but it was not as much fun to drive. They also said that they would rather fight me in the courts, then honor the agreement. Car never went more than 16,000 km between oil changes, was carefully driven I was astonished that engine would fail so soon.
A solar vehicle battery charger solved the issue. All models share mechanical components and similarly compact exterior dimensions. The convertible has even less space than the coupe due to the folding top. And despite improved warranties and no-cost maintenance during that warranty period, older, high-mileage German is typically more expensive to maintain than older Japanese or domestic. Took it into dealer, diagnosed it a compressor failure. Same thing for six years.
As in the past, the iDrive controller can be pressed, twisted, or tilted to make menu selections, and it's now flanked by buttons that access common functions such as telephone or navigation quickly. Dealer said it was normal. I have hit plenty of pot holes in my life and even bent the rims but never actually blew out the tire. Would not have another one unless at least 2. Rear passenger leg room is poor and boot capacity is somewhat limited. For further information, owners may contact Valeo at 1-888-718-2536. I really enjoy the car.
I liked the seats, but one of my passengers commented that the seats were quite stiff, perhaps more so than expected. Dealer replaced water pump under warranty. The hardtop convertible is a wonderful feature. This iteration of iDrive is vastly improved, and there are direct access buttons on the console surrounding the iDrive knob. Overall, I have mixed feelings toward my 328i. They accelerate, turn and stop with remarkable agility and balance, without seriously compromising comfort or common sense.
It took two trips to the dealer and several days to diagnose the problem. Despite our disconnect with the nomenclature, we won't argue with the results. Vehicle-Virgins reviews popular cars that young buyers are in the market for and helps them decide if the car they are looking at is a good choice. The 3 Series cars are based on a rear-wheel-drive layout. Buyers can select either a manual or automatic transmission as well as rear- or all-wheel drive. I learned a lot and the car appreciates it! While every imaginable option variance is available on a 3 Series, the 335is Coupe is the notable odd duck. The size class for cars is determined by the interior passenger and cargo volumes.
Oil was dripping and then the burnt oil smell going into the cabin. The inline 6 is plenty strong with ample torque in sport mode. You say call home the car responds calling Dave. It's not the fastest car, but a solid and fun daily driver. Our decision was unanimous: We liked the old car better, if only by a slight margin.