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      09-07-2013, 12:09 AM   #199
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Those map pockets annoy me as well. The fit, style, and driving dynamics don't impress me.
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      09-07-2013, 10:18 AM   #200
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Now that the 320 has dropped I see them all over and have to say they are not pretty in front with stock 320 kit and halogens. Rear takes me a second look at exhaust to know its a 3 and not a 5. For 35-40k I would for sure look else where
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Do you have a sport model e90?
I drive a combination of f30 328i sedans for a little more than a month.
I came back with a completely different opinion.
I have a e90 with the sport package.

The steering on the f30 only felt decent when in sport mode and even then my e90 felt better.

The engine while okay, needs to be flogged a bit to get it to perform. It always felt to be working real hard and was real noisy compared to my e90. Now granted my e90 is a six and the 328 is a four.

I did not like the interior. The sport seats are real good and didn't feel any better than the sport seats from my e36 M3 or my e90. The interior was felt cheap to me. The map pockets stick out into the leg area and the center console sits to high.

Definitely not my next upgrade....
Yes my E90 has the sports package, and I agree that the electric steering is not as good as the E90's hydraulics. I love the heavy steering weight and feel of my car.

The N20 is no N54, lets just get that out there, but compared to the N52 it's much more powerful and torquey. I still prefer the sound and creaminess of the N52, there has to be trade-offs I guess but the N20 is definitely an upgrade for the 328i.

Seats and interior quality are all subjective, opinions will vary but I thought it harked back to the E46 style that I much preferred over the E90. So I'm a fan especially of the gauge cluster. Ambient lights on the doors were a nice feature missing on the E90.
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      09-07-2013, 11:22 PM   #202
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I liked the styling, and the engine was responsive.

But, I couldn't really hear the engine noise like I can in my E90. The engine noise was totally isolated from the cabin. The only times I heard it was when the ASS turned the engine off/on, and in the higher revs.

The steering was very numb and disconnected compared to the E90. No sense of what the car is doing or how well it's responding to input.

The F30 I drove was more or less a base model. I'd bet that I'd have a different response with a Sport or MSport package.
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