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BMW 3 SERIES Convertible 2007‑2013
57 owner reviews for BMW 3 SERIES Convertible 2007‑2013
335i Auto M Sport Convertible - Fantastic all rounder.
BMW 3 SERIES 335i M Sport 2dr Step Auto (Review date: 9th February '14)
I've had a BMW 335i M Sport Convertible for two years and its a wonderful car.
It's lovely to sit in. The interior has a quality feel to it. Leather, titanium etc. The seats feel great. Heated, comfortable, supportive, very adjustable. It's easy to get them just right. These are the fastest heated seats I've ever had. In just over one minute they are getting warm, within two minutes they are toasty.
The engine makes instantly usable power from its twin turbos because peak torque is available from only 1,300 rpm. The auto gearbox is impressive. Flappy paddles on the steering wheel are a bit of fun that I didn't use much after the first week. Sport mode is just about perfect for when I want to drive with spirit. Occasionally I still use the paddles but because Standard and Sport modes are so good I just don't really need to use the paddles.
Roof down, this is just a wonderful car on a sunny day. The boot is pretty small and when the roof is down but I think its worth it for a solid metal roof. The sound from the engine, how it drives, the sun and warm breeze sensation mean I really look forward to driving this car on warm sunny days.
BMW I drive: I prefer this to touch screens. There are 4 main options and they are easy to control using this wheel. Try it for a few days and then try a touchscreen controlled car and maybe you too will prefer the wheel for controlling the interface. Jaguar should have something like this, their touchscreen is so hard to accurately use while driving that its actually frustrating.
Reliability. Its not perfect. Mine has suffered from the cracked wheels as featured twice on BBC Watchdog. It also suffered from the Coils Plugs Injectors problem on 5 of the 6 cylinders so far. I've kept it under warranty and its needed it! Nearly four thousand pounds the first year.
Overall it's great and I'd buy another but only with a warranty.
Fab car apart from alloys
BMW 3 SERIES 325i M Sport 2dr (Review date: 5th February '14)
Bought my BMW 325i petrol a year ago 3 litre of pure pleasure just stunning with roof down . Now to the probs I've had 2 cracked alloy wheels both at back 1 was replaced by BMW great other I had to pay 560 pounds for 19 inch alloy don't waste money on run flats I bought 4 normals tyres for 650 pounds instead of 1100 for run flats the pressures we're reset on the car and it runs fab softer ride plus handling just the same. All in apart from alloy probs the car is stunning and the 3 litre petrol is so quiet. This is a 5 star convert able one of the best lookers out there recommended to all
BMW 2008 M SPORT CONVERTIBLE VERY EXPENSIVE
BMW 3 SERIES 325i M Sport 2dr Step Auto (Review date: 29th January '14)
IVE HAD THIS CAR FOR 3 YEARS NOW, IVE ALWAYS WANTED TO BUY A BMW CONVERTIBLE SO SAVED UP FOR FEW YEARS AND GOT ONE.
SINCE THE DAY I BOUGHT IT, I HAVE CHUCKED MONEY INTO IT, CHANGED 4 SETS OF ALLOY WHEELS AS THEY KEEP CRACKING, REPAIRED THE FIRST SET 8 TIMES AT £100 EACH TIME. TYRES WEAR OUT FROM THE INSIDES EVERY FEW MONTHS.
SERVICE COSTS ARE EXPENSIVE AS WELL, £1000 EVERY YEAR, AND I CAN NOT GET OVER 20MPG WHEN IT STATES I SHOULD GET 35MPG COMBINED
ELECTRICAL ISSUES ARE THERE, AND SOME BMW GARAGES DONT KNOW HOW TO REPAIR THEM, WHICH I FOUND OUT AFTER LEAVING MY CAR THERE FOR 8 WEEKS.
OVERALL, IF YOU GOT ONE THAT WORKS GREAT, ITS A LOVELY CAR TO OWN, BUT COSTS ALOT TO MAINTAIN!!
Best car I have ever owned
BMW 3 SERIES 330d M Sport 2dr Step Auto (Review date: 9th January '14)
I have had my BMW 3 Series M diesel for 7 years and have loved it. Peppy, despite being a diesel; firm and precise on the road; not hugely spacious as I have no kids, but we have had 4 people in the car on numerous occasions; running costs are pretty good for a sports car. I have had great pleasure out of it. And it has been 100% reliable with no faults or break-downs in the whole 7 year period. Excellent!
BMW e93 M Sport Auto - Convertible 2012
BMW 3 SERIES 330d M Sport 2dr Step Auto (Review date: 10th October '13)
On smooth roads the car is lovely to drive and handles like a dreams but unfortunately with London roads nowadays, it made me hate the car and could not wait to sell it. The car was M Sport with 19" Alloys sitting on run flat tyres.. You could almost feel everything on the road and the car was often to jumpy and crashy thanks to the ultra stiff sport suspension.
Average in town on fuel I got around 27mpg, motorways 40mpg..
Having a baby with isofix seats is an absolute nightmare, you almost have to out the roof down, slip the child in then close the roof.
The auto box is smooth but needs to have more than 6 gears as often the revs are sitting to high around certain ratios.
would i buy one again, most definitely not.. very uncomfortable. Had many e46's and they were a million mile better
Dire experience from start to finish......
BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 2dr (Review date: 31st July '13)
Where to start! Suppose the first day i got it when one of the Headlight washers fell off. The first time i drove the car i honestly felt the tyres had 100 psi in them.. checked them and they only had 32 psi. When you hit a bump in the road you feel like something has broken in the suspension. When you hit a pothole you will stop get out the car and look for damage trust me. Run flat tyres are horrendous when going round a bend with a uneven road surface the rear wants to step out it nearly caught me out once. Very dangerous in my opinion. I too suffered two cracked rear alloy wheels and was told by BMW NOT THERE FAULT Â£600 EACH TO REPLACE. Hood is too complicated works when it wants. Stop Start kills batteries Â£250 from BMW. Tyre insurance Â£500 doesnt pay out when you have a cracked alloy... which you WILL get. Good points great on diesel and Great seats. THE WORST RIDE IN ANY CAR I HAVE EVER DRIVEN!! I have just bought an Audi and it rides like a limo compared to the BMW. It will be a long time before i look to purchase a BMW again.
BMW 3 SERIES 330i M Sport 2dr Step Auto (Review date: 20th July '13)
This is the best car I have ever owned. To me, it feels like a super-car.
It is fast, handles well and looks a million dollars.
It certainly turns heads.
Not ideal for a family, as the boot is restricted when the roof is down.
However, when touring, we fold down the rear seat back for extra space when the roof is down. There is also a wind deflector which works very well.
It is the best premium 4-seater convertible on the road.
Wow what's a CAR !! Convertible 330d SE , automatic
BMW 3 SERIES 330d SE 2dr Step Auto (Review date: 20th July '13)
This is the best car I have ever had - no doubt.
We went to the local dealer and it my wife's breath away when we went on board.
We have a very good looking Dark Blue Sea with Beige interior.
engine is just awsome - it accelerates in seconds- now i am worried as my licence is clear but for how long?
This car is so well made. I love huge number of gadgets including very functional professional Navi. It easily connects via Bluetooth - so you can keep your iPhone in the pocket and make phone calls just touching the button on the stearing wheel.
Music also very good, there is a harddrive so you can copy your favorite CD ot connect straight via USB . Music via blutooth a bit clunky but not a problem as I connect USB for charging anyway.
Dark Blue Sea is a fantastic colour- much better that LeMans Blue which I was originally thought about . I am very pleased with the contrast given with the beige leather interior- looks really good.
I ordered Arm rest extension as i found original armrest was to short and was irritating my left elbow.
I have 'Easy Access ' option which works very well , you just keep the kays in the pocket and car will opens as soon as you touch the handle- it also gives you option to open/close rooth automatically using remote - I rarely use.
I drive to work 30 min each way - and I'tell you - it is a pleasure !
330d engine is a Beast . it burns 40.3 mpg with my carelss driving as I just got the car . Later on I will slow down so milage should extend .
Go for it . You will not regret !
Disapointed - but looks great
BMW 3 SERIES 320i SE 2dr Step Auto (Review date: 17th June '13)
Had a few BMWs and one of the best was the 320D coupe - great drive and brilliant on fuel
What a contrast this was - just out of warranty and 4 faults in 4 months - "a known fault sir" wasn't a great sell from BMW
Like a few other readers I found the gear change very sluggish - it really did seem to struggle to pick up the pace - I always worried about being able to put the accelerator down and get past a convoy on the motorway
Petrol consumption was always around 30mph even on very long journeys
little design things I found really strange - the owners manual wouldn't fit in the glove compartment - maybe as well as the lock also broke !
It is a shame as it looks great, the top is fantastic - only downside on looks was from my wife who said "doesn't look like a soft top" - fair comment but I think its testament to a great piece of hard top engineering - depends on how much you want people to know you have a soft top in winter!
Sold after 6 months and moved to Mercedes as I lost all faith in the build
The most expensive car I have run to date!!
BMW 3 SERIES 320i SE 2dr (Review date: 19th October '12)
BMW, what a rip off!! I know no car does the mpg that is advertised, but I chose this over the diesel EOS because the mpg fugures were similar, yet, on no journey have I exceded 34.5mpg, even setting the cruise control to 55mph along the motorway, so how they arrive at 42mpg combined heaven only knows.
I sadly hit a pheasant which flew into the headlight and smashed the glass, £900 including fitting for a new headlamp!!
Service costs are extortionate too, at only 4 years old with 23500 miles on the clock it cost £600, but as soon as I drove it from the BMW service station the display said the next service is only 6000 miles off, when I checkedfrom the dealer, I was warned this would be a major service costing anopther £600, spark plugs , oil filter, and oil change. Supposedly once this is done it will be another 23000 miles or year before another service is due, or year, but do the maths yourself and work out the annual service cost!!
The tyres are very expensive, and I was tempted to do what pther sugest and change from non run flat, but the tyre place warned this would affect my insurance. Do shop around for tyres, I picked up 3 new ones, all fitted for £360, £117 less than BMW for the same tyres!
As someone else pointed out, all doors need to be unlocked before you can open the boot, and there is no internal boot release like most other cars, which is suprisingly inconvenient. The car looks great with the hood down and the ride for me is comfortable. The gearbox and clutch are not the slickest to manouvre through.
I bought this car used from a main BMW dealer just a year ago, and have regretted it ever since, would suggest unless you have very deep pockets you reconsider.