Originally Posted by Rover
It has given the former 328 model the most reliable rating. Consumer Reports says it does not have enough history to rate the new model (F30)...but it really likes its overall performance and safety.
It has given the new model an excellent reliability rating, if I've reading it right: "Based on the latest survey, we expect reliability of new models will be 76% above average".
Highs: Fuel economy, handling, ride, acceleration, transmission, fit and finish, reliability.
Lows: Engine clatter at startup, controls, abrupt start/stop system, shift lever.
Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again: 79%.
These arguments are largely why I bought one last month, but then I likely am the "wrong crowd".