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      09-26-2013, 03:49 PM   #4
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Drives: 2020 X5 40i, 2011 E90 M3
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Long Island NY

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As they say, it's usually more fun to drive a slow car fast, than a fast car slow.

As long as you don't have much expectations for straight line dominance (my car is a highway queen, so I appreciate the heft and power of the 335) then you could have a lot of fun throwing a 320i into the corners. And the ability to coax some easy power out of it with a tune isn't bad either.

My biggest gripe with the 320 (or the 3 series in general) is at the low end, you really don't get much for your money for a "luxury" car. You don't get the luxuries you'd find in any of the Japanese competitors for the same price, and you don't get the power you'd expect from a performance side, just the knowledge of "German engineering". I'm sure it's still going to be a huge volume seller for BMW though because the majority of people who aren't enthusiasts are going to say "I want a BMW and don't have a lot of money, that one will do".
Current: '20 X5, '11 E90 M3 Comp
Previous: '16 VW GTI, '15 M235i, '13 335i, '08 TL-S, '00 Corvette
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