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      06-07-2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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My 2012 328i Sport Line 6MT Mineral White Metallic

I haven't ordered any fancy packages. I only have Harmon Kardon music system, BMW Assist with Enhanced Bluetooth as extras.
Took delivery on Tuesday 6/5/2012.
This is my first BMW.
So far having a great time driving it.
I am only driving in Sport + mode.
Don't like the feel when I drive in ECO, COMFORT or sport mode.
And Sport+ mode too sometimes not feeling that great.
I am not an Auto tech guy. So, please don't mind my terminology.
Just writing what I felt. I drive Infiniti G37Sport coupe and I still have it.
I thought BMWs hold road nicely while driving.
I never drove a BMW before and I don't know how the old models are. But the disappointing thing in my 2012 328i is it's not staying solid on the road.In some cases I felt like I am driving a delicate car.
But it has superb power, engine. I love the smooth shifting and engine.
And the Brakes in 328i didn't give me a feeling that I can really play with this toy. I drive 75mph-85mph to work. And the brakes doesn't feel really good.
These are few things that I feel BMW would have done little better at least for Sport Line. I hope majority of members who are driving 328i Sport Line will agree with me.

But there are plenty of interesting features in car.
First of all Cup Holders are the best and I don't mind to say I paid all that money for cup holders.
Enhanced Bluetooth is soooo cooool. I already started streaming music from my Galaxy Note. I can even skip tracks. This feature is super sexy. Sound quality is also better over BT.
I tried Aux with 3.5mm from Cell phone. And it sucks really bad. I don't recommend using Aux.
One more positive thing I observed while streaming music from Bluetooth is it's not draining cell phone battery that quickly. May be it's because of Bluetooth 3.0.

Satellite radio is not for me. I use Slacker app with monthly paid subscription. And I love it.

I forgot to tell about the ****ty job BMW has done with the display. BMW has messed up the look of my screen by covering it with plastic. That's because I don't have tech package I guess. I hate it. Does anybody know if we can tweak it to make complete display open?

OVERALL I LOVE my 2012 328i. LOTS OF GOOD THINGS INSIDE.
JUST FELL THAT FEW THINGS COULD HAVE BEEN DONE BETTER.

RATING 9.95/10

I am updating my comments with reasons why I rated 9.95/10.
Although I am not fully happy with the handling, I got much other stuff for what I paid.
That's my analysis. That's the rating based on my satisfaction.
When I said handling is not good, I am expecting M3 kind of handling in mind
Which I obviously will get if I throw lot of money.
Hope this explains.
This is my personal first impressions. I am not writing this to influence anyone to buy 328i or other.
I have been reading many articles and forums when I was waiting 2months for my car delivery from Germany.
And I really enjoyed all that reading and as a gratitude I want to write my own and post my car pics.
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      06-07-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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This is the exact same car that I will picking up tomorrow. Does your car comes with premium package? It seems like you don't have sunroof. How do you like the display since you don't have navigation?
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      06-07-2012, 12:00 PM   #3
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So between the horrible driving modes, not feeling solid on the road, and poor brakes you still give it a 9.95/10? lol
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      06-07-2012, 01:11 PM   #4
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So between the horrible driving modes, not feeling solid on the road, and poor brakes you still give it a 9.95/10? lol
Just for fun. And I know I will get much driving experience if I pay more. I bought this car for mileage. If I am very concerned of all those aspects I would have went for 335i.
And I am a car freak I like all types of quality cars.
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      06-07-2012, 01:16 PM   #5
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This is the exact same car that I will picking up tomorrow. Does your car comes with premium package? It seems like you don't have sunroof. How do you like the display since you don't have navigation?
Congrats on your new ride. Display is not looking good with plastic that's used to cover extra screen.
I don't have premium & tech packages.
I only ordered premium music and Enhanced Bluetooth and Red seats.
I don't want to spend more as I already have a nice coupe.
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      06-07-2012, 01:22 PM   #6
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You should feel little difference between Sport+ and Sport in normal driving.
- Sport+ = Sport with DSC disabled

I too am confused by your rating.
You say you are not happy with how it drives but rate it 9.95/10?
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      06-07-2012, 01:25 PM   #7
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Congrats! We have the same color combination. Love it!
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      06-07-2012, 01:44 PM   #8
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You should feel little difference between Sport+ and Sport in normal driving.
- Sport+ = Sport with DSC disabled

I too am confused by your rating.
You say you are not happy with how it drives but rate it 9.95/10?
I just updated my comments above. Please read that. There are so many other good things in the car. I don't want to disappoint myself by focusing on one weak point.
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      06-07-2012, 01:45 PM   #9
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Congrats! We have the same color combination. Love it!
Thanks and Congrats to you too. I saw the pics of your car when you posted on the same day. Liked it a lot.
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      06-08-2012, 06:29 PM   #10
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I think your problem with the road feel is down to those horrible tires the car came with. A "sport" model that comes with skinny grand touring all-season rubber. What a joke...
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      06-08-2012, 06:50 PM   #11
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Beautiful color combo - that red goes well w/ white, silver and gray.

As for the tires - you'd think they'd put the max perf tires on a sport w/ 6mt. I mean, doesn't that kind of infer that the driver may like some grip to go with the rest of the car? lol.
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      06-08-2012, 07:28 PM   #12
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Best color combo available. Mw= win
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      06-09-2012, 12:32 PM   #13
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man i have alpine but MW looks awesome!

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      06-09-2012, 02:45 PM   #14
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i want red inside now ;_;
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