wait wait first you say it is all about the ponies, then it is all about beating the 328 on suburban roads. Me thinks you enjoyed the fact that your old car could take corners like a go kart, while having adequate acceleration. Should have got the Sport Line or at least DHP. Straight line the 328 should beat your cooper, noticeably.
Originally Posted by 328i2013
Cooper wasn't modded.
The 328i is quite adequate on highways. The Cooper S would run circles around it on suburban roads.
You basically bought the car the average BMW buyers gets... stripper, maybe with leather + something. Clearly you where in it for the drive, not the badge, but you bought the badge model!
2013 BMW 328i Sport - Back in the family!
2007 Honda Civic Si Sedan (Retired, Meh)
2005 Infiniti G35 Coupe 6MT (Retired, great car)
2002 325xi (Retired, very much missed)