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Old 04-27-2008, 12:13 AM
moretasha moretasha is offline
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Currently driving 2005 X3 3.0. I will be purchasing a 328 or 335 (haven't decided which one yet) this fall with European Delivery. I lived in Germany for 5 years so going back will be great!
My main questions:
328 vs. 335 of course-gas mileage, handling, cost
I will be selling my X3. It has Premium Package, Navigation, 38,000 miles right now. Great shape. Anyone interested?
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Old 04-27-2008, 05:00 AM
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I guess its welcome and goodbye then

I am a big fan of both the 3 and 5 wagon but I think the 3 will be too small for me when I have to change next year. Or if I can get a good offer I might go with the X3 again. My 07 have been perfect. Only problem is I don't drive to much.
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Old 04-27-2008, 06:38 AM
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Welcome. We might be seeing you over in the e90 forum...

If you ask over there, you are going to get 335i about 10 to 0 or more.

I'll go against the trend and say 328i.

I've test-driven and autocrossed both. The big difference is power. Other than that they can be very similar if you option them out the same.

On the street, I preferred the slower NA car. The turbo's power is entirely useless here in Atlanta.

On the autocross track, you will go faster with a 335i. No question. Still I found the 328i more fun. The 328i is not a slow car....

The 335i has more of an exhaust note if you care about that sort of thing.

Then there is the price.

With our Miata coming off lease in 2 months we are shopping for a replacement.

Current candidates:

128i 'vert; 128i coupe, 328i coupe, Mini Cooper Clubman, another X3, another Miata, RX-8, clean e30.

X3 is only going to happen if we find out we can't get another e83 X3 for fall 2009.

Still have to look at the VW...
The models and equipment (standard and optional) illustrated in this post reflect my misunderstanding of vehicles supplied by BMW AG to the German market. In other EU member states, the truthyness of my posts may vary. Please ignore this post. Subject to change.

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