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Old 09-11-2011, 07:29 PM
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Mein Auto: E92 335i
Originally Posted by planet View Post
Has anyone ever recorded and posted a video of tip-in / jerky shifts, etc? I'm curious what it looks/sounds like.
The best description I have seen so far is on this thread:
Originally Posted by Needsdecaf
It's not the engine's response I am worried about. It's the ability to drive smoothly. I cannot, and neither can my wife, get this car to pull away from either a dead stop or a slight rolling stop smoothly and with consistent speed, more than 20% of the time. You have three options normally for takeoff in this car: you have to feather the throttle and creep away like a cat burglar; tromp on it and leave like Don Garlits; or use normal throttle input, have nothing happen for 2 seconds, and then feel like a garbage truck just rear ended you. Every once in a while, or immediately after the throttle reprogramming trick, it's possible to pull away smoothly. If this car was being used for a limo service, the driver would have no repeat customers. If your kids take their driver's exam in this car, they'll fail. It really is that bad.
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