Advice for future purchase
Longtime lurker, 1st post.
Just retired from the Army, and after years of driving "hooptie's", I've decided to treat myself.
Since I'm not a previous BMW owner, advice from this forum of experts is greatly appreciated.
Something about me before my question: By nature, I am very cost conscious before making any purchase. That being said, when making a big ticket item purchase, I have no problem shelling out the extra dough to go from "basic" to "loaded".
328i with my desired configuration: $35,500
335i with my desired configuration: $40,900
Extras w/ 335i:
- Auto dimming rear view mirror
- Power seats
- Lumbar Seats
- Auto high beams
- Inline 6
I'm leaning towards towards the 335i as a better value. In particular, I prefer xenons and inline 6. Really don't care about the other stuff.
I refuse to pay BMW $3600 for ZPP just to get the xenons for an additional $900 on the 328i. Doing that would almost make the price identical to the 335i.
Fuel mileage: Yes, I care. But a miniscule difference won't scare me off the inline 6.
So, save myself $5400 and go with the 328i (live without 335 extras listed above), or...pan out the extra bones for the 335i?
I could go either way, just want the best bang for my buck.
Thanks in advance for your comments.