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      12-21-2012, 09:54 AM   #77
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Originally Posted by dr335is View Post
The bottom line is that paying $45k for what you mentioned (handling, trap speed...) fails to compete with a lower priced, better equipped Honda Accord V6 is just paying for the name...

I did not keep my 325, although, it was a great car, priced right.
How is that any different than the purchase of your 325?

For decades now, there has not been much value proposition when comparing a loaded Accord or FILL IN CAR here against a base 3 series.

This is not a new debate just because of the F30. I find better value for money now actually. Slightly bigger car with a usable back seat, 35mpg average, a lot more standard features, 270'ish HP at the crank, 5.4 to 60/100 mph trap at 14.0. BEFORE, a V-6 Accord would be bigger, better optioned, better MPG and be faster than the 328. So why throw the Accord debate at the F30 NOW without lobbying the same concerns dating back to the start of the 3.

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