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      05-03-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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New addition to the garage :)

The lease is up on Boxster S and needed something more practical with 4 doors. I also currently have a 2011 E92 335i loaded with Navi. Msport bumpers, 19" 230's, JB+ tune.

I went to give an F30 328 an 320 a try and was not swept off my feet. I know the reviews and stats on paper are great, but just wasn't feeling it. I also tried an X1 and wasn't thrilled. The 335 would have been nice but for a second car it was more than I wanted to spend.

So at the end of many test drives, pondering and combing through available CPO inventory, I settled on an E90 328i. Very impressed with it after driving the X1 and F30's and even comparing to my daily driver 335i E92.

The car is Alpine White in Black Dakota leather. It Has the Premium
Package, Premium Sound, and Sports Package. I am having the windows tinted, they are replacing the 4 tires and rear brake pads and rotors. The car is an 09 with 61,000km and is CPO until July 2015.

Very pleased with my decision and will get some pics up in a few days once I pick up the car.
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Excellent choice, looking forward to the pics.
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Congrats but I was rooting for the x1 . What didn't you like about it? I'm intrigued.
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Nice! Now show us the pics so I can drool, haha.
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Pics or it didn't happen
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Congrats but I was rooting for the x1 . What didn't you like about it? I'm intrigued.
It's hard to put my finger on it but overall the feeling of the 4 , with the sound of it, just wasn't into it. Don't get me wrong, it is a nice vehicle, but it didn't sweep me off my feet.
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Nice color choice...lol. congrats!
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Congrats but I was rooting for the x1 . What didn't you like about it? I'm intrigued.
I found that the pre-LCI X1 build quality wasn't up to the build quality of the E90's... hopefully the LCI version coming to the US will do better!
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I settled on an E90 328i.
Auto or Manual?
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Interesting. The AT/MT doesn't seem to make much of a performance difference on the 335 but it's night and day on the 328. As a Porsche and 335 driver, I would have pegged you for an MT 328.

(I have an 328 MT and wouldn't have considered an AT)

I'm not running to get an F30 either, and while the new 4-cylinder doesn't seem to have many fans here, the new 8-speed AT sounds like a significant improvement over the E9x AT.

Anyway, congrats on your purchase. E9x 328s are fine cars in any form, despite the general 335 crew opinion here
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