Originally Posted by Jaynez
Any one switches from japanese cars to E90, might want to hear your opinions about both cars.
How do you compare such broad categories as "japanese cars" and "e90"?
I switched from 5th gen Honda Prelude (SH) to '11 335i sedan. Both M/T.
I'd say straight away that engines with constantly ascending torque curves, like my former Honda, are just more fun to drive than engines with the early onset of max torque, like the 335i. Also, I liked the lower riding position in the Prelude better - it feels much more "planted" on the road. It is quite possible that major portion of that feel comes from a significantly better suspension: Prelude has double-wishbone suspension, while e90 relies on Civic/Corrola-grade McPherson struts.
Basically, after 2 years of driving of 335i I can say that it feels like a slightly overpowered family car/grocery getter.