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      05-20-2011, 05:20 PM   #1
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Bye bye E90...

Well my E90 went today - if you read my posts after getting it you won't be surprised...

Quite simply the most uncomfortable car I've ever driven - how BMW thought the ride is acceptable is beyond me !

Well thanks for the help and advice but I can't see me rushing to buy a BMW again

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      05-21-2011, 02:52 AM   #2
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Well my E90 went today - if you read my posts after getting it you won't be surprised...

Quite simply the most uncomfortable car I've ever driven - how BMW thought the ride is acceptable is beyond me !

Well thanks for the help and advice but I can't see me rushing to buy a BMW again

cheers
Not seen your other posts, but I assume you had a test drive? I've had extended weekend tests with both my 1 series and then a further test drive in a 3. Not quite a like for like in the 3, but at leat I got to try out the handling and ride.

Sorry about that though. As you leave, I appear to be hooked.

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      05-21-2011, 08:07 AM   #3
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I think the earlier E90's did have harder suspension.
As an instance my 2005 320i SE seemed to give a firmer i.e a less resilient ride than my current 2009 320D M-Sport, which can give a superb ride on good road surfaces. Potholes, it dos'nt like, but certainlly is better than the 2005 SE.
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      05-21-2011, 08:09 AM   #4
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As a matter of interest justa, what motor are you going for?
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      05-21-2011, 12:36 PM   #5
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Hmm, interesting! I don't find the m sport suspension that bad even with RFT's.
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      05-21-2011, 04:36 PM   #6
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      05-23-2011, 03:55 AM   #7
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I think the E90 has really cushioned suspension, you cant even say the M suspension is bumpy.....
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I wouldn't have said the suspension on my e90 M sport was uncomfortable during normal driving but it did handle pot holes and uneven surfaces very badly, I think it's what people call "crashy". It never really bothered me at the time as my previous car had rock solid suspension. I didn't have high hopes for my current car as i'd read a lot of people on here say S line suspension was crap. I've actually found it to be very similar to M sport but it's less crashy. The e90 was however more comfortable due to better/softer seats.

Fact of the matter is sporty suspension will be hard. If you want soft suspension buy a shitroen and don't buy anything with the word "sport" in the name. Hope your next purchase is more agreeable for you.
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      05-23-2011, 05:43 AM   #9
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Its fine to me even on 19" runflats

It's not toyota soft but then again it doesnt lean horribly in corners and under-steer
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