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      05-03-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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I have an order for a stick 335, but its going to take until july or august now and I wanted to get the car this month (ordered months ago and dealer didn't tell me that they didn't have allocations...)

The decision:

-dealer will give me the same car with sport auto transmission next week or I can wait 3 more months for the stick....


Note: going to be moving to more congested area, and have always owned both a stick and an auto... this is the first time I will only have one or the other... I am a car guy, always love stick but is it that necessary over the new sport transmission?

WHAT SHOULD I DO?!
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      05-03-2012, 01:48 PM   #2
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I have an order for a stick 335, but its going to take until july or august now and I wanted to get the car this month (ordered months ago and dealer didn't tell me that they didn't have allocations...)

The decision:

-dealer will give me the same car with sport auto transmission next week or I can wait 3 more months for the stick....


Note: going to be moving to more congested area, and have always owned both a stick and an auto... this is the first time I will only have one or the other... I am a car guy, always love stick but is it that necessary over the new sport transmission?

WHAT SHOULD I DO?!
I think driving a stick is a completely different experience to driving an auto, even with paddle shifters, so your choice...
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      05-03-2012, 01:53 PM   #3
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I have an order for a stick 335, but its going to take until july or august now and I wanted to get the car this month (ordered months ago and dealer didn't tell me that they didn't have allocations...)

The decision:

-dealer will give me the same car with sport auto transmission next week or I can wait 3 more months for the stick....


Note: going to be moving to more congested area, and have always owned both a stick and an auto... this is the first time I will only have one or the other... I am a car guy, always love stick but is it that necessary over the new sport transmission?

WHAT SHOULD I DO?!
Im a car guy too.. Get the auto.. its amazing and one of the newest innovations in the 3 series line. Why go to boring ol' manual transmission when you can have that hightech 8 speed with ridiculously fast shift times. Specially since they both cost the same...The car just feels more high tech with the sport 8 speed
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Waiting a few months longer without the new car sounds better than having to go several years with the regret of driving a car that isn't exactly what you ordered at the outset. You ordered the manual for a reason, I say stick with it.
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I am usually a manual guy, but in this car, the new 8spd auto is hard to beat. I even like it better than the DCT.
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My wife's 135i is an auto, I've driven F1 transmission Ferrari's, DSG VW's and DCT M cars and there is nothing like a stick. I will never buy a two pedal car.
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Im a car guy too.. Get the auto.. its amazing and one of the newest innovations in the 3 series line. Why go to boring ol' manual transmission when you can have that hightech 8 speed with ridiculously fast shift times. Specially since they both cost the same...The car just feels more high tech with the sport 8 speed
boring ol' manual? you on crack? lmao
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they called me back, I think I am going to take it... I really want a new car and I could live with the auto... its the 200 miles it has on it from the mgr that I am more leary about....
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      05-03-2012, 03:35 PM   #9
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I will not wait! get the auto!
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      05-03-2012, 03:54 PM   #10
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I would wait and get what you like most. The worst thing is to buy the car and 2 weeks later regret it.

Stick is fun, auto is convenient!
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      05-03-2012, 03:57 PM   #11
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they called me back, I think I am going to take it... I really want a new car and I could live with the auto... its the 200 miles it has on it from the mgr that I am more leary about....
Tell them you want a discount since its a dealer car. Then take it!

I get what everyone is saying about regretting your choice 2 months later but its a beautiful brand new high-tech BMW. I don't think you will be disappointed!
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I bought the auto and it is the first everyday driver that I have owned that has an auto. In my four days of ownership there was one instance where I wish it were a stick and four instances where i was really glad it is an automatic. The transmission is amazing and I'm quite happy with my choice.
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