2008 BMW 335Brooke Beemer - Huntington Beach, CA11/21/2016
Awesome car as far as power and handing, but maintenance is another story
E92 335i, sports package and AT
2008 BMW 335335i cpeguy - MD01/25/2012
I had owned a few reasonably priced high strung sports cars before including a WRX STI, a Lotus Elise and a Porsche Cayman S. I would say that it is an overstatement to claim that this car drives like a sports car. It very nearly does. What really ruins it I suspect are the run flat tires. Not only are they expensive, but the sidewalls are so stiff BMW decided to spring their cars soft even with sports package. So you have this interesting combination of sometimes harsh, sometimes too soft feel. Having said that, the car has a great balance. When you loose it, everything just seems to happens in slow motion in a very predictable way. I had never driven anything like it. Overall, it is an easy car to live with that has a bit of zing. Reasonably comfortable, fast, good handling, safe and etc. It does hit that sweet spot nicely. I sure wish the car came with REAL tires though but that I suspect isn't as easy as simply swaping out tires. It will likely to require replacing springs AND shocks if you do not want to ruin handling.
2008 BMW 335B - Austin, TX07/11/2014
Our BMW is an outstanding car and the manufactures warranty and maintenance program seem to be the best on the market. We obviously bought it used from CarMax but the warranties and maintenance packages were fully transferable and extendable to 100K miles, which is a great piece of mind. A 335 is a family sports car. It feels like a 911 on the road but has the practicality of a family sedan. The car looks fast just parked in the garage. The only con we have is the run flat tires. They are expensive to replace and they do not have the advertised 50 mile flat running range unless they are brand-new. Our next set will be conventional tires and I will throw a doughnut in the trunk.