Cons: "out of maintenance/warranty expense. mileage."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"I love this car, it was a bucket list purchase for me and replaced my 1997 BMW. It handles incredibly well. I love having a hardtop convertible, and the enhanced visibility of a coupe. but the interior leather/plastic/vinyl does not wear well. because the convertible is heavier than a sedan, it feels "heavy" or sluggish as you start from a stop. however, the acceleration is awesome once you are moving. the car looks great from the outside, lots of positive comments. electrical has been a challenge at times, and I am not a fan of runflats and the sports package is probably something I would not do again (so low to the ground will create damage and hate the skinny tires.) let's face it, this car is about BMW handling, acceleration and look. definitely a challenge once you are not covered by your all maintenance/warranty coverage."
"You can "own the road" when you drive this car. Handles beautifully, has great power and responsiveness. Surprisingly good on gas, considering the 6-cylinder, twin turbo engine. Has been very reliable, with no significant issues in the 4 years I've owned it. Very comfortable, and truly is the "ultimate driving machine!""
"Good handling. Everything is optional: metallic paint, rear folding seat, rear view camera. Oh yeah, and it comes with Run Flat Tires (They cost $200 ea more than a regular one, and last 40% of a regular tire), and of course the car doesn't have spare tire nor tools. You learn very quickly that your buying decision was VERY STUPID.
The maintenance is real expensive($$$$), and components as coils, brakes including pads sensors and calipers, window regulators, pumps (all of them, yeah, yeah; water pump, fuel pump, wipers pump, steering pump) fail every day. Again, Brilliant Buying Decision.
What to do? DUMP IT. It's the Intelligent Choice."
Cons: "Expensive to fix and below average reliability"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"The good about the car is the performance. It is a great sports sedan. If you read the published articles in car magazines, it is the bench mark or measuring stick for other sport sedans. The car drives and handles great. It is fun and I enjoy driving it. However, once the warranty expires, it is costly to maintain and based on my experience on owning multiple cars thru the years, it has below average reliability. I have had multiple electrical issues (starter failed, electrical window motor failed, iDrive CCC module failure, and phone communication problems) , automatic transmission leaks (sleave and pan gasket leaks), oil leaks (oil filter housing and valve cover gasket leaks), Faulty /contaminated vanos solenoids causing rough engine running characteristics, a check engine light and low engine power."
"I've had 3 BMW 3 series cars and they all never stop surprising me. One of my cars I was in a very bad car accident and it saved my life, not only are these cars comfortable and reliable they are the safest cars I have ever driven, I highly recommend this car."