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      03-09-2012, 07:40 PM   #45
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Stopped reading after noticing you drove an automatic...As if driving an auto is suppose to be fun or impressive...
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      03-09-2012, 07:48 PM   #46
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      03-09-2012, 07:52 PM   #47
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Anyone else can correct me if I'm wrong, but there is no such thing as a DCT transmission on a 335 in 2008. you sure you drove a 335? loll
335is has it... so no, not in 2008.
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      03-09-2012, 07:54 PM   #48
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Did the dealer have you test a car with busted turbos? A guy I work with recently bought a 335i (was also not impressed). Took it back to the dealer he bought it from and turns out he bought it with both turbos broken - dealer fixed his car and now he loves it.

Also, had a chance to drive a 328xi as a loaner when my car was inspected this week, and I have to say the difference between that and my 335i is night and day!

Maybe their was something wrong with the one you test drove...
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      03-09-2012, 08:20 PM   #49
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I think some people stress the 335i's power too much - 300 hp (or 315 true hp) and 300 ft. lbs of torque is not amazing. My E38 has a published 282 hp, but is actually 320 hp and 327 ft. lbs of torque. It's VERY peppy and fast, but that amount of power isn't ALL THAT. Drive my Shelby GT500 and then tell me how your 335i feels.
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      03-09-2012, 08:23 PM   #50
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I think some people stress the 335i's power too much - 300 hp (or 315 true hp) and 300 ft. lbs of torque is not amazing. My E38 has a published 282 hp, but is actually 320 hp and 327 ft. lbs of torque. It's VERY peppy and fast, but that amount of power isn't ALL THAT. Drive my Shelby GT500 and then tell me how your 335i feels.
You have no idea what you're taking about.

making 282 hp vs 300 hp... at what RPM? mind you. 335i makes peak HP at 5800 RPM and peak torque at 1200 RPM. plus your e38 weighed a ton. No chance.

GT500's speed is only a tune away. Car and driver tested a 2010 gt500 at 12.9....funny i did a 12.9 with shitty All seasons (tune-intake).

OP drives a 328...he could just be a hero for all other 328 owners and give them moral support. Its okay 335i's arent that fast.
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      03-09-2012, 08:49 PM   #52
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Op, doesn't even have a sport package 328i, and he's comparing it to a sport 335i, and saying the handling is better on his 328? Obviously, somethings wrong with the car, or possibly with the op.



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You have no idea what you're taking about.

making 282 hp vs 300 hp... at what RPM? mind you. 335i makes peak HP at 5800 RPM and peak torque at 1200 RPM. plus your e38 weighed a ton. No chance.

GT500's speed is only a tune away. Car and driver tested a 2010 gt500 at 12.9....funny i did a 12.9 with shitty All seasons (tune-intake).

OP drives a 328...he could just be a hero for all other 328 owners and give them moral support. Its okay 335i's arent that fast.
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      03-09-2012, 09:04 PM   #53
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328i is ~176lbs lighter, that's why it feels more responsive and agile. The overall driving experience isn't always a direct function of how much power a car has.

The 18 year old 335i fanboys won't like hearing this, but a 328i w/sport package will handle better than an equivalent 335i.
By such a negligible difference, that your point is moot. What is it like .1% different? Big Deal.

@ the OP, did you try stepping on the skinny pedal?? It makes the 335i go VROOOM.
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      03-09-2012, 09:24 PM   #54
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are you sure it didnt just have a 335 badge on it? LOL
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      03-09-2012, 09:54 PM   #55
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I think your butt-dyno is broken...go drive a 6-speed and really GET ON IT! I drove a manual 328 when looking looking for 335's and I laughed out loud during the test drive waiting for the power. I think it handled really well obviously, but to say a sport package 335 isn't right on par is ridiculous.

I think the 335 could use some more power, and that's why I got an AP for $800. My subaru still would have ripped my 335 a new one, but the 335 is so much better in so many ways. The acceleration between the 328 and 335 is night and day no matter how you slice it. and you can't throw $800 at a 328 and expect to get nearly the same hp/$.
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Buy the 335, tune it and report back.
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      03-09-2012, 10:06 PM   #57
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      03-09-2012, 10:12 PM   #58
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Given it was a test drive...I'm sure you didn't have the opportunity to drop it down the 4th or even 3rd and really gun it.

I immediately miss my car the second I get a 328 as a loaner. There's a night and day difference with the way those cars take on the road
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      03-09-2012, 10:36 PM   #59
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I know that many of you will disagree with me . But , this is what i experienced driving a 335i first time .
I've been looking to trade my 328 for 335i for quite some time.
Finally decided to go for a test drive . My local dealership had nice 09 335 with sport package . loved steering wheel and sports seats. Exhaust growl was much better than my 328 as well . Went towards highway on a pretty much empty winding road near dealership. Car felt heavier and somehow disconnected comparing to mine . Also, short acceleration felt better in my car (in ds mode). Floored on highway .. its fast but again, didn't made that "wow" factor. Over 75-80 mph acceleration is significantly faster than 328 ,but overall driving experience didn't impress me too much .
Beside raw power 328 feels much more agile and responsive.
Is this just me or i should test another car ?
What do you guys think ?



was the 335i or 335xi
"feels much more agile and responsive." - Should be the same unless you drove awd or had a fat dead guy in the trunk(extremely fat)


Car felt heavier and somehow disconnected comparing to mine - WTF
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      03-10-2012, 09:02 AM   #60
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open u r brave to come on this forum. these guys are 335i warriors.
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      03-10-2012, 10:53 AM   #61
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Maybe its because I am older, but to me the 328i e90 is perfect. Handles well, plenty of power, great sounding engine, plenty of torque, incredibly comfortable. Yea, I guess turbos have even more power and torque, but who needs it? But I suppose I too once liked rollercoasters. That was in my younger days.
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      03-10-2012, 11:02 AM   #62
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^ not maybe..... you are old
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      03-10-2012, 11:06 AM   #63
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Yea, I'm old in relative terms. But I am fortunate that I can easilyafford any car I want. I just see the 328i as far better value than the more powerful bmw offerings.

By the way, its funny how age catches up to you. You'll be where I am in the blink of an eye.
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      03-10-2012, 11:56 AM   #64
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Maybe its because I am older, but to me the 328i e90 is perfect. Handles well, plenty of power, great sounding engine, plenty of torque, incredibly comfortable. Yea, I guess turbos have even more power and torque, but who needs it? But I suppose I too once liked rollercoasters. That was in my younger days.
I respect your opinion, as long as you don't start saying the the 328i is faster then the 335i and other blasphemous facts. The 328i Is the correct car for some consumers. I understand that a little better now that gas is high. The 335i is right for ME though .
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the 335 didn't "wow" me either but its the best in its class IMO. if you're looking for wow jump in a GTR or 911 turbo
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      03-10-2012, 12:11 PM   #66
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the 335 didn't "wow" me either but its the best in its class IMO. if you're looking for wow jump in a GTR or 911 turbo
Nah man you're nuts, 335i with JB4 will decimate GTRs and 911 turbos
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