Originally Posted by ihbase
135_vs_: Weren't the two cars you list as having sold a lot more entertaining than the 335d? -Michael
You raise a very interesting question; I gave a lot of thought before I decided to sell the 135i for particularly the 335d.
I did not want a "garage queen" anymore. (I always have more than one car so I always babied the garage queens). I wanted a daily driver.
I wanted an automatic or SMG.
I needed 4 doors (have a son now 3 months old
I do care about performance and then fuel economy.
I'm more into taking long highway trips then going to the track.
From my research, the 335d was the ONLY German car that satisfied all of my needs.
I ALMOST bought an SMG M5 (was getting tired looking for a 335d, all within 600 mile radius either did not have Sports Package & iDrive, or way over priced). The day before I planed on purchasing it, the 335d was posted by BMW. I bought it the same day.
I think of the 335d as a Driver's Car that's a Daily Driver. Also it has the rare factor here in the States. I never seen a 335d on the road.