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Old 09-20-2013, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Capobranco View Post
Y If you want a sporty ride you cannot assume because a particular car is a BMW that the "ultimate Driving Machine" comes as standard equipment. .
It used to be, that's all I'm saying. And that was a good justification for the high base price compared to many of the competitors. Now you need to add bunch of options (that usually don't exist on dealer's lot, so you don't know what exactly you would get) and still you can do only so much. The transmission or steering example comes back to mind.

Now, to be fair my old car does have the 'sports" package but the ride without it was not that much different.

Another example - X1 had in my mind the perfect steering almost made me forget the lack of manual transmission. However suddenly (if my info is correct) the "servotronic" option becomes part of the base.

Sorry to vent.
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