Excellent piece of engineering. Very nice to drive, far superior to the Audi A4, and the Volvo S60. The responsiveness and handling was superior to the Mercedes C300, but not by as significant a margin as the Audi and Volvo. The steering and transmission are what I like the best about the 335xi, but the model I bought has the sports package so I think that contributes to a bit of a hard ride. If you like smoother rides and bump handling, look hard at the Mercedes C class, that car handled bumps well and had a very smooth suspension. Feature wise, the 335xi has more features than I will ever really use. I only wish the navigation system posted the speed limit for the stretch of road you are driving on, that is a feature I really like with the stand alone Garmin models. The heated seats are awesome and get so hot so quickly I wonder what impact that is having on the battery, but so far I've had no issues. If anything, this car has some extremely well thought out engineering in every single little detail. Now that I've driven this car for several hundred miles around the area, I doubt I'll be able to go back to another sedan again. I believe I will be driving BMWs for a long time to come.
I was hesitant about purchasing the 335i as I thought the ride may be too ostentatious. I prayed about it for a couple of months. Got the green light and purchased. After 6 weeks of driving this Bimmer I see it isn�t anything more than a precision high performance driving experience. This is the best vehicle I have ever owned because its beautiful but not a show off and you feel safely connected to the driving experience. Most importantly I am very appreciative that God has allowed me the opportunity to have a lovely car while I go about my life. Many thanks and praise to the Lord.
This is my first BMW and I could not have been happier about my choice. My previous car was a 2003 Jetta manual with 1.8 liter turbo and the 335i is clearly in a different class. Performance is outstanding - not only brute acceleration/torque but also cornering characteristics. This car does not budge when taking a corner. I have the sports package and would recommend this anyone. The throaty growl of motor after pushing the start button will convince you that this car is ready to go and have some fun. Sports package seats hug the driver and passenger. Compared to my Jetta, adults fit quite comfortably in the back. Tire noise on the Bridgestone 18 inch run flats is minimal. I did notice a big difference when driving a 328 where run flats translated quite a bit of road noise into the cabin (the 328 was a loaner car when getting the fuel pump recall service). I am very pleased with my choice.