2008 BMW 3 Series

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2008 BMW 3 Series Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Premium Car of 2008

All J.D. Power rankings are powered by VIN verified vehicle owners. See ratings methodology.

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2008 BMW 3 Series after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2008 BMW 3 Series during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • The vehicle's audio system

Performance Specs

MPG City

14 - 20


19 - 30


230 - 414


6 speed, Manual


Gas I6, Gas V8


All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

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