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      12-04-2012, 08:39 PM   #45
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      12-04-2012, 10:26 PM   #46
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      12-04-2012, 11:16 PM   #47
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i just hated bmw for creating a such ugly car as 1 series
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      12-04-2012, 11:22 PM   #48
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Did some of you folks also cross shop the 1 before you decided on your 3?
To quote the great Marcel Marceau from "Silent Movie". "No!"
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      12-05-2012, 12:50 AM   #49
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coming from 1 series myself, it was more fun to drive
the size is perfect but it is ugly
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      12-05-2012, 01:02 AM   #50
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I did for a second but I looked at the head lights and quickly turned back towards the e90s lol
Looking back?... well still the same feeling haha id get one for the wife but never for me. Maybe the 1m but other than that, NOOOOOOO lol some people just don't fit their cars.
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      12-05-2012, 02:21 AM   #51
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nope.. 1 series is the car i really hate
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      12-05-2012, 02:22 AM   #52
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think i would enjoy driving a 1 but i just can't bear to look at it...
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      12-05-2012, 09:16 AM   #53
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I considered the 135i E82 very seriously. In fact, I went back and forth between it and the 335i E92 for a couple of years before making a decision. Since I have always had two cars since the 1980's and my spouse has a car too, there was no need to hurry on the decision.

While I really liked the performance of the 135i and came very close to purchasing one, I did not like the "sagging belly" line in the side view. I like it from the other views and found no problems with the interior which “fit” me very well. But when I put them side-by-side, the styling of the E92 with the M package won me over.

I am extremely happy with my E92 and I still think the 135i E82 is a great car. I would certainly consider the 2er or whatever it is in the future if I ever decide to part with my E92.
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      12-05-2012, 10:53 AM   #54
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Depending on what is your need I like my E82 is compact lighter than E92 and handle well, if you want more space then settle on a 3er. I had E82 & E93 they both great cars to drive but 1er is a bit mimble IMO, go try for yourself and see for yourself.
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      12-05-2012, 11:24 AM   #55
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I wanted a 135 I bad but found a 335 for a better deal that I couldn't pass on.

Still want an 1M tho lol
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      12-05-2012, 04:54 PM   #56
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I considered a 1, but the space and 4 doors are just too handy to give up.
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      12-05-2012, 05:09 PM   #57
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      12-05-2012, 05:13 PM   #58
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Nope wasn't even out yet. The XI on the e90 wasn't out yet nor the 335i. I don't even recall the coupes even being out. I bought mine in 05 of July.
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      12-09-2012, 01:58 PM   #59
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I considered the 135i, i liked the size but was put off by the looks. I also decided I needed AWD, plus the HPFP issue was a concern.

I didn't like the F30 (ugly, too big imo) so looked at the 328xi and 335xi E92s eventually deciding on the 328xi. It's a nice mix of luxury and sport and fast enough for my daily commute. I probably would have gone for the 335xi but for worries about HPFP failure (my commute is 90% highway and reading reports for cars going limp in the left lane was scary) and concerns over long term ownership cost.
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      12-09-2012, 09:05 PM   #60
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Considered the M3 E93 but would have to wait a good while and I wanted the hardtop convertible. Already have an M3/4 so got the 335 which has been an excellent ride after 55K miles...
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      12-09-2012, 09:59 PM   #61
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I had a 135 for 3 years and recently turned it in on lease for a 335is. I loved driving my 1, but it was a bit more raw and less refined than the 3. Plus, the interior was kind of cheap in the 1. So though i loved the 1, i think the 3 is a better all around car and is still a blast to drive when i rip on it.
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