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      12-21-2012, 11:29 AM   #82
The X Men

Drives: 2013 X3 35i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: MA

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Originally Posted by Jamesons Viggen View Post
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'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.
Not to get into it too much here, but your car have two options out of a list of at least 15 possible options one can get for the F30. You are right that everyone's priorty is different, but mid $40K for a config. like your is no bargain. I agree that M-sport is a must have. The non Msport or non sport line F30 drives like a Camry. Personally, I would need to add lighting package, technology package, Premium sound package, cold weather package, X-drive, premium package and anti theft alarm system for me to consider the F30 decently equpped. Once you add all those options, we are well into $50K+.

Last edited by The X Men; 12-21-2012 at 11:37 AM.