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      11-06-2012, 07:26 AM   #38

Drives: 2013 Mercedes C250
Join Date: May 2012
Location: South Florida

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Originally Posted by driverman View Post
My wife has an 09 Civic with a 4 speed auto and I have an 08 328i with a 6 speed manual and ZSP. I've driven both cars regularly for 3 1/2 years.

The biggest differences I've noticed are:
- Noise: BMW is much quieter
- Weight: BMW feels heavier
- Luxury:, more powerful and more luxurious.
- Civic rides better.
- BMW gets 25 mpg, Civic gets 30-33.
- Civic feels bigger and there's more light inside.
- BMW handles better but the Civic handles pretty well for an economy car.
- BMW makes much better sounds.

Is the BMW worth twice as much to buy and maintain?
exactly. We all didn't get to the point we could afford a BMW by throwing money away