My wife wanted a 328i with sport suspension, paddles - full catastrophe.
I bought her one on Thanksgiving weekend last year.
Loved it around town.
Hated it on the road.
The 328i has far too little room in the cabin - even the 2012 the dealer loaned me recently. The ride quality is really poor on the rough roads we have here in NM. We also own a home in Tucson. Ride quality there is generally pretty good, as are the roads there. I liken the 328i to a go cart. It's certainly flickable and fun to drive in town as a driver, not so fun as a passenger.
I have an 08 535i.
We took both cars to Albuquerque [we're 240 miles from Albq] for service and a CCA run Nov. 29th. We spent the weekend and had a great time.
Meanwhile - she test drove a 2010 535xi she loved and we decided to buy. Fortunately - we couldn't make the deal because the dealer was simply too high for that car.
Yesterday, I saw they had just gotten another loaded, Deep Sea Blue 2010 535xi in that has 17,225 miles on it. I called my sales guy and we were able to come to a good price.
We pick it up on Monday. We're both quite happy to say goodbye to the 328i.
Last edited by steveaikens; 12-11-2012 at 05:26 AM.