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Old 02-03-2012, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Robert A View Post
So the shifter is tight?

I've owned two 5 series cars (an E60 and an E39) and neither was all too good. My E36, however, was great.
It is just like the E90 shifter... a bit rubbery (typical BMW) but easy to use and direct in its operation. I drove all over tonight and kept saying, "wow, this makes me really miss manual transmissions." (That is a good compliment.)

Originally Posted by Robert A View Post
Please comment on the lack of quiet. On long highway drives, do you feel fatigued?
Lots of road noise, and some wind noise, comes into the cabin. It is noisier than my A4 and most other cars, but I drove 5+ hours today without fatigue... part of me says "road noise" is part of the "driver involvement." Truth is, on a sport sedan I want to hear the road surface as it helps an experienced driver determine tire grip.

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