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      11-04-2012, 11:40 AM   #23
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135i is a really fun car, especially with the 6MT.

A 328i is obviously much more practical and feels an entire segment bigger. But still not huge.

One thing to keep in mind: the 135i chassis is now about 8 years old. So the instrument panel, interior design, etc. are starting to look rather dated. Especially in comparison to the hi-tech of the 328i.
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135i is a really fun car, especially with the 6MT.
135 + 6MT = JOY
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      11-04-2012, 02:25 PM   #25
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I currently have a 128i and among the various things I don't like about it is the interior that looks a lot like the one I had in my e46 2001 330i. I like the 07 e92 335i coupe I had prior to the 128i a lot better.
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      11-05-2012, 03:19 AM   #26
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I have both. Both are great. Ive tracked the 328i non sport already and it was plenty fast and handled decent on rfts. Gonna autox it this sunday with proper tires this time - the difference is amazing even on the street.

The damn m2 or m235 better be out for sure when my lease for the f30 is up though.
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      11-05-2012, 11:26 AM   #27
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The only car that had me seriously think about getting rid of 335i (E92, though, not F30) was a loaner 128i. With AT. So, I really don't want to know what 135i MT feels like. I want to keep this car for a while, at least 3 more years so no test drives in a 135i MT for me.

I noticed you have Mini as a current car, this should really be a no-brainer for a single guy that currently drives Mini. 135i all the way and then some ...
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The only car that had me seriously think about getting rid of 335i (E92, though, not F30) was a loaner 128i. With AT. So, I really don't want to know what 135i MT feels like. I want to keep this car for a while, at least 3 more years so no test drives in a 135i MT for me.

I noticed you have Mini as a current car, this should really be a no-brainer for a single guy that currently drives Mini. 135i all the way and then some ...
I completely agree with you but it's just that I'm having a hard time disregarding the fact that the car is, well, old. I should just make up my mind...

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I have both. Both are great. Ive tracked the 328i non sport already and it was plenty fast and handled decent on rfts. Gonna autox it this sunday with proper tires this time - the difference is amazing even on the street.

The damn m2 or m235 better be out for sure when my lease for the f30 is up though.
Right on the M2.

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OP... I get a feeling you will end up with a F30 335i
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OP... I get a feeling you will end up with a F30 335i
If it was in my budget I would get it in a heart beat..
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what about a 335 non sport?
Can't live without sport seats or sport suspensions
All RWD sport line cars have sport suspension.
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The 135i needs to be really fast so that we don't have to gaze on it for too long for obvious reasons.


To the OP: Wait a few more heartbeats, then get the 335i. All, or nothing. That simple.
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135i...that size and body lend for a crazy fun ride.
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man i will go for 135i.
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To the OP: Wait a few more heartbeats, then get the 335i. All, or nothing. That simple.
Man your F31 looks sweet!
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Your head will say 328, your heart will say 135... Go with what you really want
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Thanks dude, it's totally ridiculous what the Munchen-guys have managed to create
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Without opening a can of worms....I would take the 135 over a 4cyl. I WILL ADMIT!!! that I have NOT driven the the 328. I wanted the 135, my wife said no so we got a 335 m-sport. I would say get the 135. Good luck
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Without opening a can of worms....I would take the 135 over a 4cyl. I WILL ADMIT!!! that I have NOT driven the the 328. I wanted the 135, my wife said no so we got a 335 m-sport. I would say get the 135. Good luck
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Take 135, unless you dont care about such a thing as status. 3 series look much more serious and mature and angrier styled.
It handles pretty well on M-adaptive suspension (worse than 135 ofc), yet its much more comfortable.
328xi stock launched with pedals will be faster than golf R stage1 DSG-launched from start to about 80-100 km/h, so it will be versus 135.
328xi vs 335xi will be going half body length behind it till about 120-130 km/h. After that, 335 of course will get away pretty quickly, but who cares ? How often do you drive your car over 120-130 km/h racing somebody ? Belive me , me and my friends measured all the races above. There was the answer for me - with my 135 i had crazy drive every trip i went and after i moved to 328xi i made...wise choice shall we say ? its not that crazy,yet fast , comfortable and well-handled car.
Of course 135 with DCT or 6MT can go off the trafic light with nice,long wheels slipping producing some smoke in summer time, going side ways in every corner and so on, but that is what i was talking about saying the word "mature".
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the F30 is so much more room than the previous 3's
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Without opening a can of worms....I would take the 135 over a 4cyl. I WILL ADMIT!!! that I have NOT driven the the 328. I wanted the 135, my wife said no so we got a 335 m-sport. I would say get the 135. Good luck
I did and I am puzzled how people easily renegate one of the best 3-series characteristic and it is about visceral sound experience which accounts for 50% of the BMW's driving experience. The N20 is a lost cause.
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I did and I am puzzled how people easily renegate one of the best 3-series characteristic and it is about visceral sound experience which accounts for 50% of the BMW's driving experience. The N20 is a lost cause.
When I test drove the car it felt like driving an appliance and it sounded like a diesel at idle. Sure it is plenty powerful, but the way power is delivered is, well, a bit boring for lack of a better description.
As of today I'm leaning towards the 135i but I'm not 100% there yet...
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I went with the 135i! Thank you all for your advices and opinions! Have a great weekend

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