Originally Posted by The X Men
I am sorry, but your car sounds pretty strip down to me except for the M-sport
How so? What do you really need/want? Comfort Access? Not for me.
The adjustable suspension...I heard it was not worth it, I am doing aftermarket springs and likely adjustable Koni's or something.
Should I have gotten cold weather so I can heat the backseat for the passengers I almost never carry?
Navigation? I am not a fan of most OEM nav setups, I like my Garmin's.
Granted $550 for metallic paint in 2013 is a bit ridiculous. The M-Sport package is not cheap either, but when compared to the other lines, it's worth it.
The only thing I feel I missed out on are the Xenons. When a fairly priced retro-fit comes around, I will likely upgrade.
When you look at the standard features on the BMW site, the car really has a lot of little upgrades. THe ambient lighting in the interior, the door handles with LEDs, the garage link, the auto dimming mirrors, power folding mirrors...it's pretty well equipped.
I have different priorities. I optioned this car the way I wanted, it's got most of the real performance you can get in a 328, lightest aside for the sunroof(with a black headliner, I felt it was needed). The F30 gets crap for being far from an enthusiasts car, my 6mt, summer tired, low optioned M-Sport in a classic color does a good job of presenting a counter.