Originally Posted by BMWforLife
I will always rationalize the decision, any human would. It makes you feel better inside
At the end of the day, I am young and have my whole life ahead of me.
I should note, I was uneasy about buying a 328i over 335i when I actually did, this isnít a normal thing for me I donít just trade cars every 4 months for fun...
I enjoy driving the 335i...so itís here to stay (when I take delivery)
I do appreciate the advice and wisdom all, even if its things I donít want to hear. Honesty is important in life.
The 335i will be a blast to drive. When you are able to hang out with it for several years (why not, try at least 7?), you'll be able to afford a next generation 3-series delivering more punch, way better efficiency, and tighter ride overall at the end of the year 2019.
For now, the 335i seems to be a landmark car for the years to come. So no shame I'd say. Try to omit the M versions coming within about a year or so. They are indeed probably better, but they will set you back several tousands again. And while they are probably good value for money, they won't be for you, seen your projected loss on transaction of the 335i. They will be good value for people wanting to replace their carrera's with something more practical or former e46M drivers, but not for current F30 drivers...
When you can't resist, you'll just surf the small waves of incremental improvements for a few years. Those small waves will digest all your money though, since the small ones cost the most. Go for the big ones instead, and maybe explore pre-owned offerings that you like. That can save you a bunch of money.