I've owned several E92 3 series and they're great cars. When buying one I really recommend getting a full maintenance warranty, not because they're unreliable (quite the opposite in fact), but because these are performance-built cars with turbo high-compression engines that require a bit more TLC than your average daily driver so sometimes even small issues can add up really quickly.
That's the trade-off when buying a "driver's car" with the best suspensions and transmissions in the industry next to Porsche. The N55 engine is also a multiple Engine of the Year Award recipient and the '11-'13 models are the last years BMW still used hydraulic steering before swapping to electronic. They're some of the best cars BMW has ever produced.
Ultimate Driving Machine
2013 BMW 335Warren Wolfe - Anderson, SC03/12/2017
Nice amount of power whenever you need it. DCT transmission is performance engineered and creates an awesome driving experience. Very classy car and with the hardtop convertible it's like having two different cars. We've had 5 different BMW's over the last18 years and this is by far the best one yet!
I absolutely love my 2013 BMW 335i convertible!
2013 BMW 335Deborah Moreno - Whittier, CA05/18/2016
Luxurious fun! I never considered BMWs because of the price. However, previously owned made it affordable. I had no idea just how much fun these cars are to drive. Power galore and just the most luxurious and comfortable car. The top goes up and down so easily without much wind when driving, that I go home with the top down 90% of the time, versus 10% with my previous 2 convertibles.
Luxury cars come in all shapes and sizes, but they are all expected to look good and perform well. One advantage of buying a used luxury car is that you get the luxury look-and-feel that you want at a more affordable price.
Henry Ford once famously told customers that his Model T came in any color they wanted, so long as that color was black. That was over 100 years ago. Today, the vehicles available to us come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, with a profusion of available options and features. Whether you're shopping for a quality used vehicle, or you want to take the plunge with a new car, 2017 is a great time to see what's available.