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Old 04-06-2012, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimbo1 View Post
I'd save your money and not get the sport for your wife. Sounds like she'd never know the difference anyway. $1300 is at least a couple car payments or 1/2 years worth of gas...
Also, you can't adjust the side bolsters. The seats are pretty tight too..I'm 5'8, 155 lbs and can feel them on both my sides...I like that, but a lot of people don't. The salesman I am working with is a bigger guy and he struggled to get in and out and he was kinda .... spilling over a bit...
I'm in total agreement with this. Sport package is probably not what your wife is looking for. (not to be a broken record, but be sure to get the heated wheel. It's a no cost option if you get the CWP.)

The side bolsters ARE adjustable however, at least in my 2012. (I hadn't expected this, but there is a rocker switch on the front outboard corner of the seat for this. I found it through dumb luck.) However, the setting varies between tight and really tight. (5'11" 170 for reference)

The sport package also comes with summer tires, so you'll need snow tires to boot in PA.

Not to hijack Jimbo1's thread, but where are you planning to go on your ED?
2012 E88 128i, Alpine White/Black
2011 E90 328i, Crimson Red/Black
2008 E60 550i, Carbon Black/Natural Brown, ED 2 November 2007 (retired)
2006 E83 X3, Silver Grey/Black, ED 15 May 2006. (retired)
2005 E46 330i, Jet Black/Black (retired)
2002 E46 325i, Electric Red/Black (retired)

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