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Old 11-20-2006, 09:00 PM   #1
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335i Review.

So today after class i picked up my mom and we went to the BMW dealership to test drive a new 335i. They had a two door coupe and a 4 door. We decided on the 2 door for the looks and went out.

Had premium package and winter package. Automatic tranny

So...its a beutiful car lets start with that..looks better in person..alot better, but the inside is just plain horrible IMHO. Everything seems cheap. The wood trim on the passenger side(the trim under the airbag) actually had a seam...wtf kind of craftsmen ship is that? Even though they claim to have more headroom..that seems like total bs.

The radio and accesories look they were pulled from a honda accord and the Gauges are marginal on style. They moved the window switches to the door handles(which might i add are also cumbersome) and basically i dont like that.

Seats are comfortable..but our E46 seats are better.

Trunk is huge..ill give you that. Otherwise..from the inside..I hate it.

Now on to the fun part.

I got to drive it about 10 miles, of which about 2 was windy backroads. I put it into Sport mode and took off from the side of the road. GODAM did it pull hard. 0-60 is as wuick as they tell you..if not faster. I couldnt actually put my foot down..because by the time i got it all the way down, or close to it, I was already way above the limit. Got to 80mph on a back road straight ..didnt even realize it. Handling was pretty good..although the road feel wasnt there like our 330 or my 318..i didnt feel connected with the road. Dont get me wrong..i knew i was glued to the road, i felt that, but something was missing.
The lack of limited slip sucked, period.

I got onto the freeway..it hauled ass.

The transmission dropped it into gear once, which personally i dont think it should be doin after 146miles of road. Other then that the tranny was responsive and fun to use in manu-matic mode.

Overall..I didnt like the car. for 46k its not worth it. Sorry..Im still kinda hurt..but BMW messed it up IMHO. My mom was considering it, because the exterior styling and power, but she definately didnt want the 2 door, because it just doesnt feel comfortable. We looked at the 4 doors, little more spacious..but still felt cheap from the inside. Exterior and Engine I give an A+ though.
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:21 PM   #2
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i have heard the same about the e60 interior too. below bmw quality. . .

i wonder why they moved the windows switches. its been in the middle for god knows how long. and i like it.
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Old 11-21-2006, 04:59 PM   #3
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Hey Numark, did you test drive the Z4 M coupe? I will test drive both the 335i and the Z4 M this weekend. Good honest review. I will give my 2 cents next week about both cars I hope.

Tomorrow I will test drive the 911s, this weekend the BMWs.
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Old 11-21-2006, 05:58 PM   #4
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Hey Numark, did you test drive the Z4 M coupe? I will test drive both the 335i and the Z4 M this weekend. Good honest review. I will give my 2 cents next week about both cars I hope.

Tomorrow I will test drive the 911s, this weekend the BMWs.
good luck with the test drives. not sure if you have driven 911's before..but they are a blast.

I also drove my friends Z4 for a small time...i liked the way it felt, so im assuming it would be the same with the Mcoupe.
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Old 11-21-2006, 07:30 PM   #5
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I have never driven any 911s. They seem wicked on the track.
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Old 11-22-2006, 04:34 AM   #6
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thats too bad..I have seen a couple on the freeway..there always going sooo slow..except for the one that was driving with a m3..they were going fast..
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^^^ heh, they are probably still trying to break em in. . .
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Old 11-22-2006, 01:00 PM   #8
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^^...hopefully..but aren't you not supposed to drive at a constant speed when you'r breaking an engine in? jw..
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^^yea I asked the guy about it. He said your supposed to drive it in all engine conditions the frist couple thousand.

oh yea one more thing. the passenger side seat's opening mechanism(to get to the back seat) was not working right. The guy had to nearly break the chair to get it open. Just another quality thing.
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Old 11-22-2006, 01:26 PM   #10
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I've heard that about the interior quality - fair, compared to earlier models. From the outside they look "mighty fine". Driveability seems ok but as mentioned earlier, they don't have that "connected to the pavement feeling" - getting too "cushy"
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I've heard that about the interior quality - fair, compared to earlier models. From the outside they look "mighty fine". Driveability seems ok but as mentioned earlier, they don't have that "connected to the pavement feeling" - getting too "cushy"
you just summed up my review in a sentence. Good man. except you forgot to add it hauls some serious ass.
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Old 11-22-2006, 01:32 PM   #12
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it hauls some serious ass.
That's a given. It wouldn't be a true BMW if it didn't. Correct me if I'm wrong - I'm waiting.....
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the 335 is bad ass
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the 335 is bad ass
u test drive it yet?

bad ass fast..bad ass as a whole...not imo
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the 335 is bad ass

best car on the market today for the price

it feels better than the E46 M3, it drives like the older E36s, but it has the speed that you want.

The LSD is a sore point but that's about it.

As for interior plastics, meh, we all hate the cupholders, we all hate the plastic, we all hate hate hate, but we buy bmws to drive them not look at the interiors
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