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      06-05-2012, 05:42 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Photoman View Post
Most of that extra 6" wheelbase and 10" overall length is utilized to coddle the front passengers. Negligible difference in the rear seats between the two cars in real world feel.
I respectfully disagree. For me, the F10 rear seat feels more spacious and I felt there was more headroom in the rear. That said, I really, really wanted to like the F30. I drove it several times in April when I was shopping. Coming from an E93, the F30 left me with the impression that BMW put too much focus on efficiency and cost savings, sacrificing driver experience. Little things like the shape and feel of the idrive buttons left me uninspired and I could not adapt to the sound of the 4 cylinder engine. While I'm still adjusting to the size of the F10, overall it is a much more refined car. That said, I miss the old steering and feel the F10 was a compromise. What I really want is something the size of the F30, with the refinement of the F10, and the connected feel of the last generation.
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Current: Sorry to see the M3 gone, but engine issues sent me over the edge. My 'fun' car is now a Porsche 987.
Prior: e92 M3 DCT ZCP, f10, e93, e46

Last edited by blueridger; 06-05-2012 at 07:46 PM.