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      12-09-2012, 02:24 PM   #42
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Drives: 2011 1M, 2003 330i ZHP
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: California

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I miss my E46 sometimes

I have a 2011 1M Coupe that replaced my 2004 325i 5MT Sport Package. I love the 1M and would never go back but I do have regret that I was not able to keep the E46. It was an amazing car and so practical while being comfortable and exciting. The car handled great, had plenty of power and yet was comfortable and got great mileage for the level of performance. It also had the best steering feel of any car I have ever owned. The steering feel was so natural and communicative. I don't like the E90 steering feel. It seems numb in comparison. The 1M has good feel and very fast response which makes it fun but it's not as natural as the E46. The car had 4 doors, looked great. So while I wouldn't go replace the 1M with it, I do miss it greatly especially on rainy days or taking long trips with the family where it had more room and better mileage. The E46 was a great car. If I ever run into some money, I would consider picking one up for rainy days.