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2006 BMW 3 Series

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 27/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 6-Cyl, 3.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic w/Steptronic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

2006 BMW 3 Series Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 1060 Ratings for the 2006 - 2011 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

Love this car

By on Saturday, August 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my 335xi when it had 14k miles on it. It now has 55k. I love this car. I've never had any problems with it, and it's great fun to drive. It has plenty of power and also has great features. I have no plans to switch vehicles anytime soon. In fact, I think the 2011 was the last "drivers" model year as 2012 and beyond have electronic steering, stop/start, etc., which really takes some of the feel out of the car. I would buy this car over and over again."

A fast car to drive and it still turns heads!

By on Wednesday, August 05, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 46,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "fast, i drive is easy to operate"

Cons: "ride could be smoother, must use premium unleaded"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My last car was a m-benz and I regretted ever buying it but my BMW although pricey is worth it. The 335 ix drive has lots of power and the AWD is a must for the winter. The ride isn't as smooth as preferred but expected because of the run flat tires which is a great safety feature. I have had no mechanical problems to date. Maintenance is costly but a must....after all it is the ultimate driving machine"

7 people out of 14 found this review helpful

It's a sporty car and it's close to an M3

By on Tuesday, August 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 38,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Power, handling, fuel efficiency, comfort."

Cons: "2 doors."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I remember the E36 M3 from 1996. That car was perfect for handling, but the power was missing. Fast forward to 2010 and the 335 is loaded with so much more power, fuel economy and comfort it's easy to forget this is a coupe. Plenty of power, and luxury for anyone."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

I love driving this car!

By on Sunday, July 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 48,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "I paid a fair price because I shopped around."

Cons: "Love driving in the BMW 328i. No complaints!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Hi,I rented a 328i BMW on a trip out of the country.I drove around for over a week in the car . I fell in love with driving the BMW 328i.I loved driving it so much I bought one when I came home.I studied up on the BMW for months before buying one.I don't want to give the impression of jumping into buying one because I studied up on the BMW 328i model and read too many reviews to count.I couldn't be any happier with the deal I made for my awesome car.I can tell you the most important thing was to buy extended coverage plan.Everyone I read about said they were happy with the car except the people who had no coverage and had to pay out of pocket.It may cost more but the car is worth every penny.People who wrote their reviews about their BMW 328i helped me to decide to buy my BMW 328i.The most things that were negative about the car from others in reviews were trunk room being kind of small and back seat is kind of small for three adults.Hope this information helps you to decide in your car purchase.Take care."

7 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Consumer Reports was correct

By on Saturday, July 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 26,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "engine, handling"

Cons: "cup holders, rear visibility when backing up"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I bought this car because it was only one of two cars from any brand that had all wheel drive for winter driving in NH, enough room for wife, kid, 2 large dogs & luggage and a manual transmission. CR described he car as an excellent vehicle except for the cup holders and rear visibility. No one can say enough nice things about the inline 3 liter engine. The only reason for a more powerful engine is the inability to drive a manual transmission. Unfortunately 2011 is the last year the xDrive wagon could be ordered with a manual transmission."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Tons of fun to drive

By on Monday, July 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 56,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, fast, poor mans M3, head turner"

Cons: "No spare"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've had the pleasure of having this car for 2 years. This car drives great - it's very sporty. It has great pull in any gear. I have the coupe. It's tight to get into the back but once your back there, there is plenty of leg room. I with there was more room in the trunk for a spare...I guess all sports cars these days are going with run flats so they don't need spares."

7 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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