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Old 11-23-2012, 01:34 PM
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BJ btw I thought of you every time I saw a $200K 7-series on vacation in New Delhi. Thinkin they coulda been smart like you and just bought 3-series instead. Save $$$ and probably easier to drive on those super crowded roads.
You missed the point again. Over there median income is over $1 million, a $200k 7 series is the 3 series there. If BJ goes there drive his L328i, the manservants there will pull up in their M3s and laugh at him.
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:33 PM
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You missed the point again. Over there median income is over $1 million, a $200k 7 series is the 3 series there. If BJ goes there drive his L328i, the manservants there will pull up in their M3s and laugh at him.
Median income is one million dollars a year in New Dehli???
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:05 PM
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Not even close; the per capita income of the city is less than $10,000 USD annually.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:26 PM
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:36 PM
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Not even close; the per capita income of the city is less than $10,000 USD annually.
It's a lot less than that. Perhaps there is New Dheli in the US? Perhaps he meant in the richest quarters of the city? Perhaps it was a joke. Or ...?
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:12 PM
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Maybe he meant in rupees?
Good one!

My bad, too much to eat and drink in the last two days.

For some reason I thought he said he went to Dubai (also average net worth, not median income) for vacation, and when he said every time he saw a $200k 7 series, I did not even pay attention to the city name, just assumed he was referring to the taxis there

Now I really don't know what BJ should drive over there.

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Old 11-23-2012, 07:18 PM
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Can we please just let this God for saken thread die, please? PLEASE!?
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:34 PM
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Can we please just let this God for saken thread die, please? PLEASE!?
I think we have to ask for it's deletion. It's fine to have an off-topic thread (they can be fun) but this one has a subject line that's inaccurate and IMHO inappropriate for the F30 forum.

Change the subject line to "Upstate New York Kid Buys The Wrong Car" and I'm good with it.

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Old 11-23-2012, 08:12 PM
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Good one!
My bad, too much to eat and drink in the last two days.
I swear I was going to joke about you having a hangover from Thanksgiving or still recovering from a gargantuan feast, or both, but I thought I'd stay away from any low blows during Thanksgiving, as there are bound to be lots of bloated guts out there that could explode in vitriol
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:11 AM
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Change the subject line to "Upstate New York Kid Buys The Wrong Car" and I'm good with it.

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Better subject would be "BMW needs to have 40-60 more ponies in the 328i."
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:59 AM
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Better subject would be "BMW needs to have 40-60 more ponies in the 328i."
That car you are describing is a 335i. Next time do your homework before making a $50K (whoops, in your case $36K) purchase. It would also be helpful if you didn't come in here bagging all over a car that is better than a Mini Cooper S in almost every meaningful way... and using that as your benchmark for how a car should feel.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:16 AM
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I've never seen a thread pointlessly go on and on like this. The answer was on the first page:

You went from a Mini to a 3, and now you're disappointed at the lack of go-cart handling. Imagine that.

Trade it in and get something smaller and more nimble... like... oh I dunno... a Mini?
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:20 AM
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I've never seen a thread pointlessly go on and on like this. The answer was on the first page:

You went from a Mini to a 3, and now you're disappointed at the lack of go-cart handling. Imagine that.

Trade it in and get something smaller and more nimble... like... oh I dunno... a Mini?
The reason he's getting responses is that he continues to assert that the 328i is 'underpowered' when it blows the Mini S out of the water.

He also stated that the 335i was a 'blast, and what the 328i should have been' even though there's only about 35 horsepower difference between the two and the 335i is 120 lbs heavier at the nose.

In other words, he doesn't know jack **** about cars... so most of the responses are pointing out that fact.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:22 PM
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Absolutely true, but if we stop posting in this thread it will die. Let's all let it go.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:02 PM
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Absolutely true, but if we stop posting in this thread it will die. Let's all let it go.
The guy who clicks "Reply All" to tell everyone not to click "Reply All".
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:16 PM
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The guy who clicks "Reply All" to tell everyone not to click "Reply All".
Stop bumping this stupid thread just because you created it.

It has no value, there are no style points for popularity.

When you want to contribute, join us in another thread.

As Elk stated, we're done here.

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Old 11-24-2012, 08:31 PM
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But it was fun while it lasted. I wouldn't be surprised if more than a dozen topics that have absolutely nothing with the original post got discussed
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:46 PM
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After 13 weeks of waiting for my 328i.
And after having driven it for a week.
It hurts me to say that the 328i feels like an undwhelming boat.
I'm not terribly disappointed because its a beautiful luxury car.
But I don't think it's the ultimate driving machine.
Maybe the 335i is, but I've not driven it so I can't say for sure.
Already planning to get a Z4 or the new Boxster for thrillfull driving.
Hate me for saying all this.
But I simply had to say it.
And I gave it a week.
Maybe I'll feel differently in a month.
But maybe that will be cuz I might have got used to this 328i by then.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:27 PM
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I'm currently driving a 328i Sport Model loaner while my 335d is in the shop. I didn't read all of the posts, but I have to agree with the OP. The car just doesn't feel that nimble. It's fast enough and seems to handle ok in sport mode, but I just feel too insulated from the road compared to my 335d.

The shifter seems gimmicky and it took a couple of tries to figure out how to get it in gear. When I left the dealer, the car was in Eco-mode. and the motor shut off when I stopped at the first light (a little unsettling, but you can turn that mode off). It also looks like they just tacked the NAV on the dash vs. the built in contour look of my 2011 335d.

The loaner I have some options that give it the boy racer look. It has carbon fiber mirrors and the dash has a red metal trim on it that matches the key fob. I'm not overweight (6' 2" 190 lbs), but I'm finding that I wouldn't be happy living with the sport seats.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:42 PM
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I'm currently driving a 328i Sport Model loaner while my 335d is in the shop. I didn't read all of the posts, but I have to agree with the OP. The car just doesn't feel that nimble. It's fast enough and seems to handle ok in sport mode, but I just feel too insulated from the road compared to my 335d.

The shifter seems gimmicky and it took a couple of tries to figure out how to get it in gear. When I left the dealer, the car was in Eco-mode. and the motor shut off when I stopped at the first light (a little unsettling, but you can turn that mode off). It also looks like they just tacked the NAV on the dash vs. the built in contour look of my 2011 335d.

The loaner I have some options that give it the boy racer look. It has carbon fiber mirrors and the dash has a red metal trim on it that matches the key fob. I'm not overweight (6' 2" 190 lbs), but I'm finding that I wouldn't be happy living with the sport seats.
I can think of no uglier integrated nav screen then the E90/E92s. So glad they fixed it with a much better design in the F30.
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I can think of no uglier integrated nav screen then the E90/E92s. So glad they fixed it with a much better design in the F30.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Some dislikes the out of place iPad looking sat-nav on F30's dash. BMW shall make it a pop-up unit instead.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:30 AM
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The reason he's getting responses is that he continues to assert that the 328i is 'underpowered' when it blows the Mini S out of the water.

He also stated that the 335i was a 'blast, and what the 328i should have been' even though there's only about 35 horsepower difference between the two and the 335i is 120 lbs heavier at the nose.

In other words, he doesn't know jack **** about cars... so most of the responses are pointing out that fact.
you have to agree somewhat though, that maybe the 328 shouldn't even exist, or maybe the 335 shouldn't exist and the 328 should just have the power of the 335. that was the first thing i thought when I got my 335, how it drove was what i expected my first 328 to drive like.

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Old 11-29-2012, 05:29 AM
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you have to agree somewhat though, that maybe the 328 shouldn't even exist, or maybe the 335 shouldn't exist and the 328 should just have the power of the 335. that was the first thing i thought when I got my 335, how it drove was what i expected my first 328 to drive like.
That the 328 shouldn't exist? Really? I haven't followed all of this moronic thread (thank goodness) but BMW has always offered multiple engines in their platforms. A 3 series is first and foremost a family car that happens to be a great sport sedan. What it's not is a drag racer for the street and is not primarily about power. The F30 328i is fast enough for most and in reality faster than most need on the street.
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That the 328 shouldn't exist? Really? I haven't followed all of this moronic thread (thank goodness) but BMW has always offered multiple engines in their platforms. A 3 series is first and foremost a family car that happens to be a great sport sedan. What it's not is a drag racer for the street and is not primarily about power. The F30 328i is fast enough for most and in reality faster than most need on the street.
The F30 regulars have a pact that we're not participating in this thread.

Up do you, but avoiding the bait makes this mess disappear.

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