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.
Terrible fuel economy. 6 speed auto is awful.
2011 BMW 328Dark Sword - Sterling, VA10/10/2015
The 6 speed automatic on this model is not very good. The engine revs up ridiculously high before switching gears, which only worsens the already terrible fuel economy. I'm only averaging 17.5mpg COMINED city/highway. I'd expect that from something like an M6, but not a lowly 328i. If looking for a 328 I HIGHLY recommend a newer model that has an 8 speed automatic. I can't stress enough the awful fuel economy of this vehicle. If I could sell it back for near what I paid I would and buy a newer model instead.
Great for a mom who likes a fast car!
2007 BMW 328Nikki Floyd - Washington, DC12/14/2015
Great family car. Has tons of space, very safe and comfortable. Feels like you're cheating because it drives like a BMW! This car is whatever you need it to be - slow mom-mobile for driving the kids to school, and pure BMW power when you're driving on the freeway to work. Room for all of our stuff and then some. Husband is tall and finds it very comfortable. This car may look small, but it rides solid and big. Great for someone like me who normally hates small cars!
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