Is a BMW 335i a good first car?

Now that I’ve passed my driving test, my parents are giving me the okay to buy my first car! I don’t know what to look for, though. Is a BMW 335i a good first car?

Melanie Mergen · Answered on Dec 07, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Even though it is a great car, there might be better choices than the BMW 335i for your first car. Depending on the trim, it can be considered a sports car, has high maintenance costs, and has cramped seating.
Here are some popular characteristics to look for as a young driver:
  • Purchase price
  • The vehicle’s current condition
  • BMW 335i insurance costs
  • Safety and reliability ratings
  • Average maintenance and repair costs
  • Registration costs
  • Performance and handling capabilities
  • Gas mileage
  • Comfort and convenience features
  • Passenger and/or cargo space
All these factors can vary based on the BMW 335i’s model year and/or trim level. Once you decide which factors you want to prioritize, you can compare them with other makes and models of vehicles to decide which car is the right first car for you.
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