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      04-30-2013, 02:16 PM   #23

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Originally Posted by Beemw335
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I'd rather drive a 325i manual over a 335i automatic. driving experience is much better with a third pedal. IMO
Driving experience with less than 200hp?
Absolutely. It all depends on what your def of fun is really...
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      04-30-2013, 02:25 PM   #24

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Went from a 5spd mustang gt, to an auto ford taurus, to an auto gmc envoy to a fbo 6at 335i. Do I miss the 5 speed? Of course, but the again it was my first car. I miss it every day. However the extra power and the alpina trans flash in the 335i make up for it!
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      04-30-2013, 03:09 PM   #25
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I went from an 08 335xi to an 11 335xi:

Auto works well for the most part but with the N55 it revs way too high and the manual shifting is way to slow under WOT. Good for drag racing cuz you can brake boost. With big mods (well over 400WHP) the trans won't last forever and so far no great trans upgrades, depending on who you ask.

The 6MT in my 08 irritated the crap out of me for the following reasons:
1) Second gear hard shift problem: This seems hit or miss in that it affects some cars but not others. It happened on my 08 and my friend's 08 but not another 335i that I drove. If you have it, you're screwed and won't really be able to quickshift into 2nd under WOT. It'll just grind. No fix AFAIK.
2) Reverse is next to 1-2, so when trying to quickly throw it into first it will sometimes land you in reverse
3) Stupid clutch delay valve. Just remove it and optionally replace with drilled one for $20. Goes from granny mode to normal MT car. Removing the CDV will make the trans whine slightly if you beat on it and trans loosens up a bit (that's what the CDV valve is there to prevent btw).
4) shifter is tall and shifting it hard will rip the shifter knob off (!). Only good mod I did was the UUC shifter for nearly $350. Stupid shifter knob isn't threaded and can still pop off though.

FWIW, I'd buy a 6MT car if the 1-2 upshift under WOT problem wasn't present. I could live with the other issues. 8AT in the F30 is niiiice though. Shifts way faster than the 6AT.
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      05-17-2013, 09:36 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by 335iJWC View Post
Also depends how hard you are going to drive your car, at a track or spirited driving for more that 15mins the auto requires a huge upgrade to cooling to stay out of limp mode, even in stock form.
Have spent to much money in tickets to be flying around town and not enough to have it brake at auto x. I test drove the 325i in auto and it was to heavy and slow.

Im purchasing a 335i 6mt this weekend, I test drove it and it seemed fine. I wasnt getting on it because it was my first time driving it and didnt want to seem like I was joyriding it. The shifter was light and had the short shifter installed so I couldn't tell you how it differed from stock.

love the lip btw..
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      05-18-2013, 03:25 PM   #27
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the 6AT + trans flash = win!
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