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2008 BMW 3-Series

2009 Cadillac CTS

  2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door Convertible 328i Side Exterior View 2009 Cadillac CTS RWD w/1SA
MSRP
$32,700
$36,560
Invoice $30,085 $34,366
MPG
City/Highway
14/30 16/26
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans. Read Full Review The 2009 Cadillac CTS continues to compete with the best from Mercedes and BMW with a distinctly American approach, boasting some of the top tech features in its class. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Responsive, smooth, and refined
  • Firm but absorbent ride
  • Nice, supportive front seats

Dislikes:

  • Controls not as straightforward as they could be
  • Wide center console and narrow footwells
  • Backseat space is still too tight for most

Likes:

  • Distinctive exterior styling
  • Excellent handling and braking
  • Top tech features, including Bluetooth
  • World-class quality levels

Dislikes:

  • Class-topping weight impedes performance
  • Busy interior design
  • Notchy manual transmission
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