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kyleJB3282010-08-17 21:29:35 +0000 #1
I love it! I'm so happy that I got a 3-series. It's funny, because I think it may be my favorite car that i've had, but it's one of the most standard equipped cars that i've ever had. Being in college, especially in the northeast, I have a lot of "competition". I went to high school where my friends had m3's/m5's, range rover sports, Audi s4's, 335's, etc... In college, its gotten even more crazy. My friends all have really nice cars, and I don't really think the 328xi is anywhere near their league, but I also do a lot more driving than most of my friends, have a 90lb labrador- that is my dog- not my parents, so a 328xi with leatherette really does suit my needs. So far, i've surprisingly received compliments of my car...and my friends love it haha. I love looking at all your guys' car modifications and pictures but at my age- I really want to be saving for a down payment on a condo and being able to go to nice places- so I think modding and a more loaded bimmer will be coming my way in about 5-6 years, lol...

A couple things I love about this car so far;

+Fuel Economy is great.

+It has peppy performance, and is great in Boston.

+I love the driving position & steering feel (i'm also 6'4)

+The fit and finish is excellent.

+I really like the straightforward controls and un-cluttered dash. In my old touareg, there were like 60 buttons just in the center console/headunit/hvac. It was hectic! but looked kind of cool.

+CPO advantages. (bought the car with 18,000 miles. was going to buy a new one, but wanted to be smart and with the amount I drive- the benefits of a CPO were great)

Now a couple of the negatives;

-This car should have standard fold down rear seats. This is not a luxury, it is a necessity. My car sadly does not have this option.

-Run flat tires are very noisy, but I am used to it by now.

-The windshield wipers are not a pleasant design (haha, this is minor)


Deltari092010-08-17 21:31:18 +0000 #2
(+1) to your first negative. I totally agree about those rear seats, because we have an E60 (goes, "bye-bye" next week for lease return) which has a monstrous trunk, but still needs space for big things. For instance, I'm a sailor and usually have to have my sails and gear taken to the yacht club. I can't even comfortably fit my El-Toro sail (Only like 7-8 ish feet long) without having to wedge it between the windscreen and the rear window!

Anyhoo...gratz on the car! I hope you enjoy having the BMW.
MangoMan3052010-08-17 22:08:08 +0000 #3
Enjoy your car!

And hopefully you'll get an awesome Condo to go along your BMW.

Then the ladies will come flocking ;P
fbsd2010-08-17 21:41:20 +0000 #4
Nice car!
kyleJB3282010-08-17 22:02:01 +0000 #5
Thanks everyone! fbsd, how are you doing with the run-flats in boston? I've had a couple instances where I thought they would have been activated judging by the snap/thud of the pothole i've hit- but they have been okay ... knock on wood. My best friends 328i convertible has the sport pkg- with low profiles and shes been through like six tires in the past year and a half-
fbsd2010-08-17 22:36:02 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by kyleJB328

Thanks everyone! fbsd, how are you doing with the run-flats in boston? I've had a couple instances where I thought they would have been activated judging by the snap/thud of the pothole i've hit- but they have been okay ... knock on wood. My best friends 328i convertible has the sport pkg- with low profiles and shes been through like six tires in the past year and a half-

Yep! I hear you. I once hit a pothole on Charlesbank Road (off the pike) so hard that the radio station reset to default 89.3. No rim damage yet, but I know better than to get low-profile rims/tires with these awful roads. I feel like I'm gonna break my tailbone on the potholes as it is.

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