The Audi and Infiniti models mentioned are hit-and-miss. Inertia and brand strength will only go so far, especially if the competition keeps growing and improving. The 3 Series sedans define sports sedan and remain the target for every luxury car brand from Acura to Volvo. Replaced a camshaft solenoid in the process. Fortified with abundant power and torque, both rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive variants, in either body style and with either transmission, are plenty fast from zero to 60 mph and easily capable of coping with any kind of traffic situation. If you prefer a suspension tuned more towards ride comfort than control, want a rear seat with lots of legroom or need a spacious trunk, the 3 Series may be less attractive than some of its European or Japanese competitors — although the Sports Wagon does offer impressive cargo room even with the rear seat up.
Extended Service Contracts are available for purchase. Please do not make any assumptions regarding condition or equipment. I liked the right side mirror that tilts down when you place the car in reverse. I really could have done without those. Arguably, the best-case scenario is for a sedan model to look like a well-adapted coupe. Get more aggressive and the shift leverbecomes your willing accomplice as you snick from gear to gear.
See the full list of safety features. Generating a massive 425 pound-feet of torque, the 335d can sprint to 60 miles per hour in six seconds and is reported to achieve around 36 miles per gallon during highway driving. Audi has held some performance cred with its Quattro all-wheel drive, and now that the company has modified Quattro to bias torque to the rear wheels, its 3 Series challenger, the A5, has a feel sport enthusiasts can embrace. Optional Active Steering This high-tech adjunct to the standard power steering varies the effective turning ratio to correspond with vehicle velocity, making it easier to maneuver at low speeds while enhancing stability under freeway cruising conditions. Dealer tried changing engine thermostat - no improvement. Brand equity is a critical aspect among luxury cars, which are purchased to make a statement as much as anything else.
When you read about all the electronic systems in this car, you begin to get the impression that you no longer drive the car, but just become a passenger that works the pedals and turns the wheel. All models share mechanical components and similarly compact exterior dimensions. Less impressive engineering includes the preposterous retracting cupholders — both on the passenger side. Please do not make any assumptions regarding condition or equipment. Then came the 300-horsepower turbo 3. We all like the top models, but we also recommend the less-expensive 328 models. Would it be their 3-Series or 7-Series? Each of these attributes, when lacking, brings the transmission another step closer to being an automatic.
This is a little gem of a powerplant and is still manages a decent fuel economy rating of 16 city and 25 highway. I cant say enough about how helpful and personable he was. As I was putting this car through its paces, I realized that I was driving a street car that would be the envy of any of those race car drivers from the past, and the performance of the 335i would have been more than enough to win those early races. Brand equity is a critical aspect among luxury cars, which are purchased to make a statement as much as anything else. We go above and beyond to be as accurate as possible in our listings and descriptions, but remember, we are still human just like you.
We go above and beyond to be as accurate as possible in our listings and descriptions, but remember, we are still human just like you. Few, however, can match the smooth, seamless power delivery. Manufacturer's warranties may still apply. The layout remains simple, in a good way. Our vehicles are advertised with the current mileage at the time of listing, so mileage at the time of sale may vary due to test drives, transport ation for reconditioning, etc.
I really dislike that line for many reasons. Steeringand braking are both designed with the enthusiast driver in mind. It feels good, it sounds good and … it takes a good chunk out of your bank account. In second place was the Mercedes C-Class at less than 26,000. The four-door 3 Series sedan is most familiar, and among the most passenger friendly. The Sport Package nets tauter suspension, sport seats and 17-inch wheels and tires.
It is a good idea to inspect your radiator hoses every time you're under the hood. It must be about the brand. Even at its entry level, the 3 Series package provides an engaging mix of character, quality and performance. With 300 horsepower and the equivalent number in pound-feet oftorque to tap into, there are more than sufficient ponies and grunt tomove the 1,730-kilogram sedan to speed in jiffy-quick time zero to 100kilometres an hour in 5. It's great for couples or families who often bring the dog, though it isn't available with the twin-turbo engine. And there is a great feature that slides the seatbelt forward after you close the door, making it easy to grab it and buckle up, instead of having to contort yourself to reach back to the mounting point.
Had to replace windshield sealer. This can cause a coolant leak or a lack of coolant movement, which may lead to overheating and engine failure. The system has the technology to react to slip and transferpower in as little as 100 milliseconds, distributing engine outputcontinuously and variably between the front and rear axles. Overall, the upgraded interior was very nice. If you have any questions or concerns, call us at and ask to speak with one of our Sales Specialists.