Unless at a complete stop I dont often see the need for first gear.
The gearing is too low, 2nd tends to hook up much better from 5mph upwards.
I want an M135i but have a wedding/honeymoon to pay for. I'd get the auto without question... Better fuel economy and quicker - no brainer. I would miss heel and toeing though.
2008 E90 335i LCI M Sport / Manual / Black / Red Leather / Avon ZZ5 / VMR710
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