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Old 03-27-2011, 07:24 AM
Scott C 95 525 Scott C 95 525 is offline
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Mein Auto: '7 328xi '7 525i, '82 RX7
Originally Posted by Dowe View Post
so i got my notice and sent the car to the shop: new programming, hpfp, and 2 injectors... in the meantime, i got a 2011 328I loaner. i *really* loved it! i thought the car would be kind of a dog, but it handled so well and was so tossable. the inline 6 was plenty.

i promise not to dis that model ever again.

any other e60 owner have that experience?
I actually bought a 328xi because of several things I did not like with my 07 525. I can say that I look forward to getting in the 3 each and every time, I did not with the 5. It is the XI, 6 speed manual, premium package. The 5 is a great cruiser (can't beat it for highway) but the 3 is just fun, fun, fun.

Differences? The 3 gets full heat in about 2 miles (~5 min), the 5 seems to take 20 min (thank goodness for heated seats). The 3 I can adjust the cold air vents the way I want them without going through the stupid Idrive. The 3 interior is about the size of my old 5 (95) that I dearly loved. I hate to say it but I like radio I can select instantly the channel I want (vs Idrive - I have base 5 with no high end radio).

As others have said - i am not a fan of run flats but will wear them and get what I want. It also sits a little lower than I (age 50) would like but hey, it is fun...


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