The E90 M3 is the greatest sports sedan in the world. Tons of power from a truly beautiful V8 engine. The exhaust note goes from a throaty growl at low revs to an insane, mind-erasing scream at redline. Despite the bulges in the fenders and hood, the car blends into the crowd - until you open up the throttle. The M-DCT transmission is a little lumpy when cold and a bit awkward at very low speeds, but the upshifts are brutally fast and the rev-matched downshifts plaster a grin on your face.
Make no mistake: this is NOT a "luxury car" like a base 3 series. The suspension is extremely stiff, especially with the competition package. But if you want the fastest, hardest, craziest, lap-record-setting 4-person car that money can buy, get an M3.
Sporty but comfortable, not big but practical.
2011 BMW 328Alec H - Irvine, CA02/12/2016
This is my first BMW to see if the hype is real. After owning this car for 5 mos I can say that it is real. This 3 wagon handles great with all controls being very linear and with good feedback. When driven mellow with little passengers the ride is very comfortable and controlled, not harsh and bouncy like some other sporty cars. This is a great combo for parents who need some practicality for hauling little ones around, but don't want to give up driving fun.
2008 328i Convertible
2008 BMW 328Don W - Half Moon Bay, CA05/15/2017
The car is clunky. As soon as I got it on the freeway home I noticed a lot of rattles somewhere in the top mechanism. Nothing obvious so I just deal with it. It's also a bit hard to get in and out of considering my 6'3" frame. No worries on that as I knew that going in. It's why I didn't get a X4.
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