"Expected more quality from BMW, interior started to peel after two years, same with exterior trimings, transmission started kicking when dropping to 1st gear as soon as the warranty was over, very expensive maintence. I'm now looking to upgrade and leaning towards Infinti or Lexus. No more BMW for me."
"I hope the 5-series and higher have better interior quality than the 3. The surface on the door handles started scratching off a few months after I bought it from regular use such as closing and opening the door. The gear shift also had a plastic (silver) cover that chiped off around the edges. We decided to get the run-flat tires because I have a small child but thank heavens we also purchased the warranty on the tires becasue we've had to replace 6 tires in 2 years at $500/tire. The car is also just too small for a car seat and the trunk space doesn't allow for a stroller. We are trading it in for a larger sedan.
We enjoyed the car while it was just the two of us and while it was in pristine condition, but 2 years of use and it's not so glam any more."
"I have owned an Audi A4 2001, and a Acura TL 2006 before my 2007 335xi manual. This car has surpassed my expectations as far as quality, reliability, and performance. The one issue I have with the car is that there is no spare tire. Run flats only get you so far in certain situations. Nothing replaces a spare tire. I bought a spare tire for about $350 and is now sitting in my trunk taking up limited as is trunk space. Make sure to get the cold weather, premium, and sport packages."