Originally Posted by derekh929
I know what you mean re comparisons , i have a back to back test drive of 330d and 328i manual lined up, scared to test drive the M135i as im aware what happened when getting the wife a Mini went for test drive of cooper she wanted , dealer we only have the cooper s today bad bad move ok then i said, 3 month later had new R56 cooper S on drive.
I was all keen on 328i M Sport EB Manual 19" 403's M Adaptive , M Brakes and Visibility Package and possibly HK but drove the 330D M Sport touring with auto and really liked it but scared to go auto just love the control and balance i have with manual and remember the fun i had in my E30 328i Sport back in 1988 so controllable and agile and light and went where you wanted it , then had e46 330D M Sport Touring loved it and then e90 330d M sport salon and like it but don't love it as to firm and fidgety compared to e46 IMHO
Shame the 330d doesn't come in an Manual any more....a lot of people bought them over the 335d. yes the e90 was fidity, but taking the runflats off helped a lot!
Although this new auto box is flipping amazing!