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      01-31-2012, 01:47 PM   #36
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Drives: 2011 335i MSport / 2012 X5 35d
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: SoCal

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Originally Posted by chsbmw View Post
How does the shifter feel? Nice short throws?
Having sat in a 328i sport manual in Detroit, I can say that the shifter is light and slipped into every gear back and forth. The throws are definitely shorter than my M5, but I haven't driven an E90 manual (except for an M3), so I don't know how it compares to that, perhaps a little shorter. Very nice fit, finish and feel throughout, got me itching to switch to a 3..

Exterior styling is a win.

As far as interior styling goes, I am a little bit at odds with a few things, like the Ipad meteor on the top of the dash, the asymmetrical hang down section (no vertical line next to your right knee as on the other side) and the hollow area between the lower section of the hang down and the tunnel - this makes it look like an old American car that sits three abreast with a column shifter... I know I am exaggerating, though. If I had influence over the styling, I would have wanted something a little more reserved like a 5 series layout, rather than modern.

Overall, I like it, add that to the want list.
2011 E90 335i M-Sport 6MT Alpine white - saddle brown
2012 E70 X5 35d Sport Activity - Alpine white - black
2005 Toyota 4Runner 4WD Sport Edition Silver