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      11-14-2012, 02:11 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by Rozza View Post
Sorry to change the topic.
I am looking to finalise the order of a 328i sportline. I am tossing up the adaptive dampers. Most magazines say they are mandatory but the dealer said they really are not needed. I am after a reasonably performing car but have no intention of taking it to track or anything like that. The dealer didn't have 2 similar cars with and with out adaptive suspension to drive. The standard suspension was a softer than my old but never felt awful.
I was wondering if anyone had driven similar cars with and without adaptive dampers under Australian conditions and what your thoughts are. I could probably stretch the extra money but I will be running out of wife acceptance.

My 328i has it and I've been driving a 320i without it for three days. You're right in saying standard isn't awful, Adaptive is much better though. If you're not into twisty mountain roads or sporty touring on weekends you likely wouldn't worry about it TBH.