2013 135is vs 335is
I currently have a 2008 135i with the M sports package(or whatever it was called in 2008).
I like my 135i for the most part but with it had some additional features such as comfort entry, navigation and ipod integration.
Been doing a little looking and it doesn't seem there is that much difference in lease price between the 135is and the 335is due to the differences in residual value.
I went to the dealership today to see what they had and ended up driving a 335is and a 135i because they didn't have the 135is on the lot.
I am still pretty torn after driving both cars because there were pros and cons to both. Also, since I did not actually drive the 135is I am merely speculating what it would be like.
Here are my thoughts after the test drives.
The 135i seemed a lot more nimble and responsive. However, my biggest concern here is that is just not that different than the car I have now. I mean there are clearly some improvements but very, very similar. Not sure how different the 135is is but I am not expect a huge difference.
The 335is was nice. Much smoother than the 135i and more comfortable but not quite as much fun to drive. Also, I know it is a small thing but the cup-holder bothers me because I usually have a small bottle of water with me and I am fairly certain it will fall out of the cup-holder.
At the end of the day, both were nice cars but I am torn on which I prefer.
So I thought I would reach out to the experts here and get opinions on which you prefer and why.
I test drove a 335is before I got my 135i... and honestly it came down in the end to the fun factor. Although the 135i (and by extension the 135is) is a smaller car and definitely a little more "rough and ready" when it comes to sound deadening and ride, I definitely found it more lively and fun.
I've not driven the 135is yet, but I imagine it's pretty similar to my 2012 135i but with more power. So differences you may or may not be aware of;
Hope that helps... the 335is also a great car, but I just found the 135i more of a "grin-factor" car, and the 335is just wasn't worth paying the price of a Hyundai over the 135i for another inch of legroom in the back for me :)
Oh... and the cup holder works great actually, presuming you mean the one that's off to the side of the center console when you have iDrive. The center console ones are OK but I prefer to have an arm rest... I have bottles of water often in mine and drive like a maniac... works great :)
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