Fahad took me for a test drive in his 2008 BMW 335i coupe, and it was a blast. It’s got a very comfortable ride, and can take turns surprisingly well. The engine is very responsive, sending instant torque to the wheels at even low RPMs. It’s a nimble car, and you wouldn’t expect it to go that fast. It’s the perfect balance between a civilized sedan and sports car. For everyday driving, it feels like it has the best of both worlds.
The only bummer about BMWs is that there are literally hundreds of them in this part of town (Tysons Corner). It seems that everyone, including their mom, drives a BMW 3 series. While the vehicle is desirable, it doesn’t feel exclusive. Even Fahad said he wants a M3 now.
Nonetheless, the engine of the 335i is a masterpiece. So if you see a mom driving down the road with one, she might win a drag race at the stop light.
Ps. Thanks Fahad for the drive! I’ll buy your car if you’re selling it later in the year. 🙂