Love this thread - I've owned a 550 and 535 and then downsized to a 328 convertible. I hated the 328 "6" cylinder engine. When I got over my convertible stage, I wanted to go back to a sedan and the new 328 fit the "size" I needed but I was really hesitant to buy a 4 cylinder turbo. When I drove it I was SHOCKED to say the least. That 4 cylinder turbo could out run my old 6 cylinder any day. When you turn "sports" mode on, it is on steroids!!! Unfortunately, my 2013 328 is going back to BMW and I'm replacing it with a 528. WHAT??? I was concerned that the 4 cylinder couldn't handle the added 500lbs that the 528 has over the 328. I was WRONG!!! I test drove a 525 and 535. I like power but I'm not a gear head and I admit, it took me some time to get over the fact that I'd have a 4 cylinder on my 528 but it still drives better than the 6 cylinder it replaces. We all have our WANTS and NEEDS - the Premium, Technology Pkgs, Heated Multi-contour seats and Premium hi-fi system are NEEDS of mine. A car that has good get up and go is another NEED and the 528 fulfills that need for me AND it saves me thousands of dollars over the 535. Yes, the 535 would be great to have again BUT I certainly didn't NEED the engine. The other need is the beauty of the vehicle and color combos. I'll be very happy in two weeks when I get my 528. Thanks for starting this thread Needsdecaf - I really debated whether to get the 528 over the 535 really hard and the drive of the 528 won out.
12/13/12 2013 528i Alpine White, Oyster/Black Dakota Leather, Prem Pkg, Tech Pkg, Premium Hi-Fi Sound, Heated front Multi-Contour seats
Just Ordered 2/27/13: 2013 328 Conv, Liquid Blue Metallic, Oyster/Black Dakota Leather, Conv Pkg, Premium Pkg, Prem Sound Pkg, Navigation Sys
To Replace our leased 2010 128 Conv, Sports Pkg
Previous BMW: 2013 328 "Trade Assist"
Previous BMW: 2009 328 Convertible
Previous BMW: 2008 535i
Previous BMW: 2007 550i