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Old 01-22-2013, 08:53 AM
Jamesonsviggen Jamesonsviggen is offline
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Originally Posted by donquixotesque View Post
I suppose I feel your pain now.

Regarding the price - I don't believe the invoice price for the 320i has been published yet, but it will probably be $30K. And many dealers will sell for invoice.
What does it matter, just compare MSRP's as it lacks variables that muddy up comparisons. Base to base is $37k vs $33k.

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Originally Posted by donquixotesque View Post
I don't want to start a war here but how different do you expect a 320i to drive from a top of the line Accord?
Fairly different...the reason


Architecture.

RWD vs FWD changes the whole design and construction of a car.

Look at where the weight is carried on a FWD car while a 3 series allows for a design thats nets 50/50 weight balance.

I have driven great handling FWD cars. But they almost always have to come with the caveat...for FWD.

The Accord(going to drive one on Saturday as a new car for my M-I-L) and I expect for it to be a well made, good driving and solid car. But its inherent design/architecture keeps it from being a proper sports/sporty sedan. This is also often true of FWD cars given an AWD variant, same issues apply.
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