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Old 03-01-2013, 09:56 PM
woodswatchco woodswatchco is offline
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Location: Tampa, FL.
 
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Mein Auto: 2013 328i 6sp manual
I guess it all depends on what you call "stripped". All 328's come with one touch power windows, power door locks, idrive, a plenty large enough screen, ipod hook up, better than average stereo, folding rear seats, automatic air, adjustable modes for driving, exterior lighted door handles, keyless entry, a no charge if wanted amazing 8 speed transmission, an under rated at 245hp turbo engine, 4 wheel disc brakes with anti lock, bluetooth, etc., etc., etc.......... The list goes on. I wanted a fast, 4 door, manual transmission, rear wheel or all wheel drive car. I also like special performance related packages (like M sport that I got), bright colors (like estoril blue). So what are the other choices???? Audi A4 with the same 211 horsepower they've had forever, no real sport package and no special colors, Caillac ATS that is unproven, no special sports package and no special colors, Buick Regal GS (an uglier, crappier version of an ATS). So what is better than a $43k 328i Msport in estoril blue? Nothing that I can think of.


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Originally Posted by boltjaM3s View Post
Exactly.

$37,000 base cars only become $50,000 luxury cars by loading them.

$50,000 luxury cars only get down to $37,000 base cars by stripping them.

BMW is a luxury brand, so the elevator is heading down when it gets deconstructed, feature after feature that you expect in a luxury car get lost. Conversely, Volkswagen is a base brand, so the elevator is heading up when it's being reconstructed.

BJ
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