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.
Costly maintenance after warranty
2011 BMW 335BMW OWNER - Woodbridge, VA06/05/2015
Not a practical everyday driver. Heavy tight steering for city driving. Okay for the highway. Slow off the line. Turbo lag. Not quite an M3. Maybe a 335is would be better but does not come in 4 door for 2011 model. 2011 no longer has BMW warranty. Very expensive to maintain.
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.
Lots of eager shoppers may be surprised to know that many of the features found on some of the latest 2018 vehicles are already available on newer used cars. Here’s a breakdown of some of these cool features.
Published on Monday, January 29, 2018
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