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      10-04-2012, 12:48 AM   #57
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Originally Posted by The X Men View Post
I agree, the F30's interior looks more modern but if touch and feel and listen, its a down grade as far as material and solidness.
Electric steering can be program and tune to feel relatively close to hydraulic, but BMW is not there yet, maybe a few years from now.
Look wise, no doubt the E90 looks better, but thats just my opinion.
Not just the aluminum suspension parts have been replace with steel but the whole from sub frame, also, the oil pan is now made of plastic.
Yeah, steel is cheaper to use, but plastic? Er... While I think that's not a bad move if the underside is never hit, but if so, any crack or damage to it is a guaranteed trip for a full replacement. At least with a metal oil pan, a dent here or there (for whatever reason) is able to be tolerated.