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Yes, I knew the figures, but wasn't prepared for how fast this car is. After a short adjustment period, it is nice to find that though "hard core", the car can be driven more sedately with no fussing from the engine/ transmission etc. In fact it is quite at home at low speed and acceleration, making it friendly and practical for everyday use. MPG is not bad at all considering, but the ride IS harsh ( I am used to a 5 Series ride: I DONT have particularly low profile tyres, though they are the run-flats that BMW insist are right for the car) it is quite hard, especially at low speeds. Though the look of the car gives the impression of a sporty version of a family car, people will be surprised to learn, as I have, that this is a true sports car. After a few days of ownership on different surfaces, you realise that this baby is firmer than say a Mazda MX5. Pay back is of course, the fabulous engine and the car performance: steering is very sharp and satisfying through the chunky steering wheel, and the brakes are so efficient, they have to be learned for the initial period of ownership: they behave brilliantly but only need to be used with a light touch.
I have the (sometimes notchy) manual gearbox, but I think the Steptronic BMW box would be my next choice. Ive experienced it before and it so clever, there aren't really any downsides to having one.. in fact.. tax band wise it is cheaper??!!......
The tax band on the 2007 manual is a stinging L, which currently means £460 for a six months disc. It's all voodoo to me, but I think the later 2007 models and on, as well as the autos are banded at K, which dramatically reduces tax.
Though fuel costs won't be too bad, I am not sure where I am heading with Servicing. The car computer indicates service, which is no longer akin to a group of service items being due at intervals. Rather, the computer suggests more frequent service stops for more specific items. It's dubious to me that this approach will reduce servicing costs. Furthermore, if using non-BMW service, my question is how good is access to servicing info for 3rd party garages? BMW plugged my key into a read out unit, and told me what the car dash said, ok, but that implicit in those items, eg Oil change at £60k, were other items were due as well (eg spark plugs, filters) . My jury is out on this, but it does remind me of concerns that legislators had years ago that Manufacturers shouldn't be allowed to insist that only they were to carry out Warranty..??
Anyway, great,.. really great car. I will be of age to retire in a few years time, so will drive and enjoy it for a couple of years, until I am forced out of it, whether it be by biological age, green taxes, polar bears, govt policies or all of the forementioned! :-)
This is my seventh BMW so I could be said to be a fan. My current 335d has excellent performance though not quite as accelerative as my previous petrol one the trade off being lower running costs. When I first bought it (new) I was concerned about the very hard ride but it has improved over the nearly two years I have owned it. The handling is so well balanced it is a pleasure to drive on twisty roads but it will devour long distances (now) very comfortably on motorways or main roads. Everything works properly and I have had no reliability issues. Most of my driving is with one passenger so I don't really need anything larger. All in all I am very satisfied with an excellent car.
Have had my 335i now for a year and cannot fault it. It looks like an ordinary four door saloon, no go faster stripes, rear spoiler etc, but will keep up with a Porshe boxter all day. I can get 36mpg on a run at 70 mph, dropping to 25 mpg if I put my foot down on the twisty A roads. The noise of the twin pipes is music, a deep roar at 6,000 rpm. I can take four adults on a 300 mile round trip, although the boot could be bigger if you are going to be away for the weekend. If you are looking for a fast car, leave the Ford ST at the garage, forget the Subaru, test drive the 335I & you won't be disappointed
I'm very pleased with my car. It's noticeably cheaper to run than the petrol equivalent I had previously. It is very quick with instant pickup. Now its run in, the suspension which was very hard when first delivered has soften a little and is now very comfortable and responsive. Handling is very good. Reliability is 100%.
An amazing car not only a coupe but convertible all in one the 335I Petrol has the best engine and is super quick running cost are average for BMW Owners but the performance is worth every penny ensure you follow the service schedule
at all times i just cannot fault this car
This is a fantastic car! The engine is super, the gearbox excellent and the brakes do a brilliant job. The convertible is a must, style, speed and a wow factor.
Best car I've ever owned. Quick handles well and not expensive to run.
good professional garage would recommend to others