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Old 10-01-2012, 04:58 PM
Lorenzzo Lorenzzo is offline
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Location: Orange County, CA
Join Date: Sep 2012
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Mein Auto: 2012 328i Sport
Originally Posted by cantona7 View Post
Yeah, the tech toys are a nice little gimmick. My wife and I both had a great time seeing HUD in action, but after the first 5 minutes we both agreed that we could go without. Same goes for the driving modes: I'd rather just have Sport+ be the default, with EcoPro the only other option (for stop-and-go traffic situations.) That said, it's nice to have options. Our M3 is pretty sparsely optioned and we've been fine with it. We've previously had another pretty loaded E46 and our Z4 had a lot of options too. In the end, the only thing that really matters is how enjoyable the car is. People are always surprised when I don't have my iPod/iPhone hooked up in the car; they look at me like I'm crazy when I say I'd rather have the window down and listen to the engine. Of course, that might change with the 328i and its super-quiet motor.
I almost sprang for a simple unloaded vehicle because my loaner was that way and provided less distracted driving. Even the standard vinyl seats are fine. But then I found one loaded with 1,100 miles on it I could drive home. It's been love ever since.
2012 328i Sport
2008 550i Sport
2005 E55
2002 M3
1988 BMW 325is
Never again anything larger than a 3 series sedan.
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