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      11-16-2012, 03:40 AM   #1
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My tenth BMW, not a F30....

Last tuesday I traded in my F30 335i for a Estoril Blau 3 door M135iA. ETA = mid Feb. 2013.

Here is the small story to begin with:
http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=769067

And what I did:
http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=769373

This one looks like the car I ordered:


I can't wait to collect it. The F30 is a looker, the M135i isn't, but it sure feels already like coming home. Strange but true.

The F30 has grown too much(I had a 120d Mk1 for half a year back in '04, great car minus the asthmatic small diesel engine) , but I just need, apart from just a daily drive, something like a toy for tossing around...This could be it.



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      11-16-2012, 04:16 AM   #2
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To each his own, since the launch I've never liked any of the 1series.
It just looks like 'half a car' to me (same feelings for an A3)

Anyways have fun with your new toy, and come to m'tricht with it (to buy me a beer) so I can see your old baby before it leaves
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      11-16-2012, 04:17 AM   #3
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I'm sure you'll love it

Just make sure you've got a mask ready to wear in case anyone sees you in it
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Some perspective:


The current F30 is larger in almost every dimension than the first 7 series BMW ever made.

The current F30 is about the same size as the 5 series from a couple generations ago.

The current F20 1 series is only slightly smaller than the E30 3 series.

I get what you mean by coming home.

The F30 is a BIG car. The current F10 5 series is a BOAT!


Congrats on your new toy. I am sure it will deliver some good times and big grins. Still looks ugly.
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Wish the States had an M135i... Oh well, the 335 M Sport is close enough

Congrats!
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Wish the States had an M135i... Oh well, the 335 M Sport is close enough

Congrats!
I actually love that M135i. Hopefully something similar will be available soon in the U.S.
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Awesome car, congrats! Wish we had these in the US - I'd have had a very difficult decision.
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WOW, unfortunate F30 situation, eh? Congrats on a swap though...
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you just want to have the latest and greatest...

http://f20.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=767590
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I can understand where you are coming from... My previous car was a 528i, and I felt like it was too big do have fun driving... By American car standards though, the 328i still feels like a small car...
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Hope it works out for you!
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The current F30 is about the same size as the 5 series from a couple generations ago.
In fact the F30 is 6" shorter than the E39 (182" vs 188" overall length).
IMO, the F30 is not "about the same size"as E39.
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looks almost like a lowered x1
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Some perspective:


The current F30 is larger in almost every dimension than the first 7 series BMW ever made.

The current F30 is about the same size as the 5 series from a couple generations ago.

The current F20 1 series is only slightly smaller than the E30 3 series.

I get what you mean by coming home.

The F30 is a BIG car. The current F10 5 series is a BOAT!


Congrats on your new toy. I am sure it will deliver some good times and big grins. Still looks ugly.
I agree with all but calling the F30 a big car. It is bigger than a 3 usually is, all cars seem to be growing and new, smaller models emerging. But the 3 series is still a mid-sized car, and hasn't grown as much as others (anyone see how massive the Nissan Altima is now? Maxima? Even the A4 is 3 inches longer than the F30).

The F10 is a big car (yes huge, but then there is the massive 7..), the f30 is just big-er...

Personally, I don't mind the 3 growing only because I'm getting older, and because the 5 has gotten too big and to uninspiring performance/handling wise). Somewhere in between the E90 and F10 would suit me right at this point in my life, married with small kids, and the F30 is now just that. I had an E46 when I was 23. At 36 I'll have an F30 and they are completely different 3's, (including a $20k bump in price tag), but that is just fine by me.
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To each his own, since the launch I've never liked any of the 1series.
It just looks like 'half a car' to me (same feelings for an A3)

Anyways have fun with your new toy, and come to m'tricht with it (to buy me a beer) so I can see your old baby before it leaves
Tell me about it...when the F20 came out I found it the most digusting BMW ever designed. But then I testdrove a 118i from my dealer. Miniroundabouts were like 'straights' again.

This is because of my problems with my current F30 335i, otherwise I wouldn't have swapped it. Though the 335i also is a boat compared to the car I ordered....So I benefit from this deal as well.

Maastricht is about 2 hours driving , very nice city, but hey when I'm there I'd probably drive to the Nürburgring in a heartbeat , so close. LOL


It's uglier, but it's much faster irl and on a track it's one of EVO's favourite cars as Drivenby F30 already posted. Braking distances are Porsche like. Etc etc.

It's BMWs bargain of the Century overhere if you're a driving enthousiast like I always was, but forgotten because wife/kids/stuff.

I'm planning to do trackdays again at Zandvoort/Assen, Papenburg Germany, Nordschleife just in the old days with my 330i/M3s...
The F30 is a very good car but tbh on a track it's out of place. A M135i isn't exactly a Boxster or Lotus either but it isn't out of place on a track.

Now the waiting begins. 3 months....

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Congrats robin. The m135 should be a lot of fun. The f20 is growing on me, like most bmw designs.

I'm keen to see what the upcoming 2 series looks like. I think I could be tempted into a m235 if it ever eventuates. Still loving my f30 at the moment though.
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Yesterday I switched to a imo more sporty 3 door version instead of a 5 door version. The wife was ok with it.LOL



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do you have kids? the longer door and its window make alot of wind and noise for the person in the rear fyi
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Wish the States had an M135i... Oh well, the 335 M Sport is close enough

Congrats!
Not close enough! Bring the m2 already lol
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do you have kids? the longer door and its window make alot of wind and noise for the person in the rear fyi
I do, no worries, I already know that and all the pros and cons got me to order a 3 door M135i. More sporty imo and 1000 euros cheaper


Wind noise: No, my dad has a 328i coupe and no windnoise at all.

Thanks for the info/advise(?) anyway.

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what i meant by wind and noise is not in general.
When the front passenger opens the window, the back passengers will get ALOT of wind because of the huge window

this is not something related to bmw, it was a comment to 3 door small cars in general.

AND DAMMIT I need to drive your 335 before you turn it in!!!!!
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what i meant by wind and noise is not in general.
When the front passenger opens the window, the back passengers will get ALOT of wind because of the huge window

this is not something related to bmw, it was a comment to 3 door small cars in general.

AND DAMMIT I need to drive your 335 before you turn it in!!!!!
Ik was tijdens de Paasdagen nog in Brugge, maar dat is alweer een half jaar geleden

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