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      11-23-2010, 03:11 PM   #1
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Thumbs up BMW 3-series / M3 Named Car and Driver's 10 Best for 20th consecutive year

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This year marks the 3-series' 20th consecutive 10Best win, a feat unmatched by any other vehicle on the market. We won’t call the 3-series perfect, but you know how there’s always one old lady at the bake sale whose recipe everybody wants? The 3-series is that car. The chassis balance is exquisite, with handling that encourages risky behavior but a ride that you wouldn’t feel bad subjecting your grandma to. The fluid steering weights up just right, the brake pedal bypasses the soles of your shoes and goes straight to your brain, and the manual transmission—should you be wise enough to specify it—boasts a shifter that knows its way effortlessly from gear to gear. Plus, all the 3-series’ goodness is available in coupe, convertible, sedan, and even station-wagon forms. Engine choices are a silky inline-six; powerful, turbocharged inline-sixes; and the M3’s screaming, 8400-rpm V-8. The 3-series is rear-drive dynamics perfected, or, for those in colder climes, all-wheel drive is available. The four-wheeler gets a little heavier and amends the 3’s near-perfect weight distribution, but the rest of its virtues remain. Other drawbacks? Only a few. The clutch needs more weight to better convey its takeup, and no matter the configuration, the 3-series is seriously expensive. But there’s a reason people will pay so much more for that one lady’s cookies. - via http://www.caranddriver.com/features...s_2f_m3_page_2
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      11-23-2010, 03:45 PM   #2
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      11-23-2010, 03:52 PM   #3
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awesome!

many can nick pick about the 3-series or brag about how much more equipped on other brands...but BMW knows how to make a great sports sedan/coupe/convertible/wagon....like the article said "the good old recipe"....

in the future there's more "variety" of the 3-series...such as diesel, alternate fuel, and maybe even hybrid to meet even strict environmental regulations....but the soul remains as a sports sedan/coupe/convert/wagon...
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      11-23-2010, 03:54 PM   #4
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Awesome! I hope the 3 will continue the trend.
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      11-23-2010, 04:06 PM   #5
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      11-23-2010, 04:15 PM   #6
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umm, did everyone notice they put the f***ing VOLT on the list this year?!?

for the love of god. I'm glad I don't subscribe to C&D anymore. I wonder how much a manufacturer has to pay these days to get its car on the 10 Best List?

I also take issue with them lumping the 3-series/M3 together year after year.

The M3 is a sick car. The 335i coupe is a great car. The 328xi sedan is a piece of garbage. Truly...
Oy.
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      11-23-2010, 04:16 PM   #7
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Oy indeed. Your Spanish is excellent.

The 328i E90 sedan by itself has won 2 C&D comparos; something the 335i couldn't do.

I will use that misinformed dood as my new contrary indicator.

I plan on renewing my C&D subscription for life.

I look forward to the next C&D comparo where the 328i emerges again as #1!!!

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Long live the king!
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      11-23-2010, 04:21 PM   #10
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To C&D magazine:

A toast:

To life! To life! L'Chaim!!

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I've been waiting for this list since September. The list is pretty much the same as last year's except I guess for the Volt and will probably be pretty much the same 10 years from now when the GTI will have 208 hp and the 328i (then known as the 378i) will have a ZF 12 speed AT and do 0-60 in 6.2 seconds. At that time I predict 335i owners will finally win their first HPFP class action lawsuit, making their attorneys fabulously wealthy. The 378i will have won its 4th C&D comparo.

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great article, but gosh I can't stand that narrator.
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Take that Audi, with your RS5 still couldn't dethrone the king.
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Yeah... That narrator is soul-less... What the fuck? Is he on anti-depressants?
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Take that Audi, with your RS5 still couldn't dethrone the king.
Uh Oh, I hear the Audi drones circling. Run for cover!
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I've been waiting for this list since September. The list is pretty much the same as last year's except I guess for the Volt and will probably be pretty much the same 10 years from now when the GTI will have 208 hp and the 328i (then known as the 378i) will have a ZF 12 speed AT and do 0-60 in 6.2 seconds. At that time I predict 335i owners will finally win their first HPFP class action lawsuit, making their attorneys fabulously wealthy. The 378i will have won its 4th C&D comparo.
Everytime I see a 328 disappearing in my rearview mirror I think "Gee, i'm really glad they won that comparo".






ps I am a big fan of the 328, but I couldn't resist.
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OMG that is the worst video EVER! The narrator and that freaking loop in the background made me want to stop watching immediately!
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      11-23-2010, 05:38 PM   #22
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OMG the 3 has been on that list longer than we've been alive!
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