I initially wanted to get a 335xi, however, finding one in SoCal turned out to be an exercise in frustration. Not one dealership I called had one on the lot, and the quickest one could be shipped here was a week and a half. Since I had no car (my prior one was totaled in an accident), waiting wasn't an option for me and I went with what was available- a black 335i a/t with premium package. Every dealership had a ton of 328's but hardly any 335's.
I am very happy with my car -especially after installing the performance suspension and PPK, and if I had to do it over again, I'd forego the awd since it's not really necessary in SoCal. However, next time I am in the market for a new car, I do hope to have the time and luxury of speccing out exactly what I want.
2011 E90 / Premium Package / Stage 2 PPK / Performance Suspension