Originally Posted by SanquintinB
Does the car satisfy in the "fun to drive" category? Thanks in advance.
Probably not as much fun
as a motorcycle or a Caterham 7 -- but where could I put the "stuff" on trips to the Post Office or Grangier?
It's much more fun
than E9x versions without the manual. I've driven more AT, non-ZSP service loaners than I can count, (including E91s and X1 wagons) -- and IMO the manual transmission and ZSP are the only
things that make the headaches of BMW ownership worthwhile. I may even need to keep mine outside of warranty since BMW has dropped MT wagons/SUVs for the US market.
"Rich soccer moms" probably gravitate towards things like the Porsche Cayenne S. (AT only). Last I heard, BMW had only sold a few hundred MT wagons in the US annually, that's probably why they dropped that combination.
2008 E91 22K miles "Classic" BMW inline-six, six-speed manual transmission, Alpine, Terra, Xenons, ZSP, ZCW, ZPP, PDC, CA, alarm, M shifter and M brake handle, Euro rear fog light switch, Euro aspheric mirrors, Euro split armrest, rear power outlets, Lidatek, V-1 built-in remote display, Garmin nüvi custom cupholder mount, Dunlop Winter Sports, Cocomats (back to the 1970s!)