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Old 05-31-2007, 12:15 PM
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After driving a 328 C with Sports pkg in Germany both city and Autobahn I have to say you are just plain wrong. While the extra power and torque may have added a little bit to the experience it wouldnt be nearly enough to compensate for the gas used or any additional purchace costs. Factor in long term reliability concerns and a 335 makes less sense than a 328i.
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You could extend that logic into the driver's seat of a honda civic. (just saying )

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Interesting how guys seem to be wired to go on and on arguing about things. Not only here but in sports bars, digital camera websites (e.g. which brand is best, and in threads within any given brand, which model is best) etc. Rarely see women getting into it.
You have never heard women talk for hours on end about a certain brand of shoes, a recipe, another woman's lifestyle, or her current diet plan?
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Old 05-31-2007, 12:17 PM
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328 and 335 group hug

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Old 05-31-2007, 12:44 PM
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Why - EXACTLY - does there need to be one right answer? Why can't one car (the 335) work for people over HERE...and one car (the 328) work for people over THERE?

Huh?

Man...this sounds like when my 10 year-old boy argues with my 12-year-old...sometimes I just wanna slap BOTH of them upside their heads.

Life's too short....just enjoy the ride.
Exactly. There are so many factors to why someone chooses one car over another. If one car worked for everyone, there would be no contrast on the road today.
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:40 PM
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You have never heard women talk for hours on end about a certain brand of shoes, a recipe, another woman's lifestyle, or her current diet plan?
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Old 05-31-2007, 05:42 PM
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Ladies. The 335i is just a much better car than the 328. That's it. There's no real debate possible. Someone who pays $45K for a car shouldn't be embarassed by just about everything on the road. That's my point. Turned the AC on the other day for the first time. The thing is even more punchless. And for all of you geniuses who ponder why BMW put turbos in the 335 read about the European fuel economy regs that are coming. All engines have to get 30% better MPG by 2012. That's why the 335 went to turbos.
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Hey Chi-town. I can think of another market segment that likes 328s. Girls.
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:08 PM
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Ladies. The 335i is just a much better car than the 328. That's it. There's no real debate possible. Someone who pays $45K for a car shouldn't be embarassed by just about everything on the road. That's my point. Turned the AC on the other day for the first time. The thing is even more punchless. And for all of you geniuses who ponder why BMW put turbos in the 335 read about the European fuel economy regs that are coming. All engines have to get 30% better MPG by 2012. That's why the 335 went to turbos.
why don't you just sell your 328xi and stop whining like a girl?
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If I was going to lease, I'd go for the 335i.
If I'm buying, which we did, I'd go for the 328i.
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:21 PM
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You want a less desirable car if you buy?
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Old 05-31-2007, 06:53 PM
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Ladies. The 335i is just a much better car than the 328. That's it. There's no real debate possible. Someone who pays $45K for a car shouldn't be embarassed by just about everything on the road. That's my point. Turned the AC on the other day for the first time. The thing is even more punchless. And for all of you geniuses who ponder why BMW put turbos in the 335 read about the European fuel economy regs that are coming. All engines have to get 30% better MPG by 2012. That's why the 335 went to turbos.
Sounds like you need more practice shopping for cars. MOST people test drive the car they are looking at before buying. It doesn't take more than one drive to know if a car is under/over-powered for your preference.

There's more to a car than just its straight-line power. The 335i has a different engine, so what. Same frame, body, interior, suspension, etc. Get a grip.

I know women that drive SL600's and 6-series, I guess those are girly cars too....

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Old 05-31-2007, 07:07 PM
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.....You have never heard women talk for hours on end about a certain brand of shoes, a recipe, another woman's lifestyle, or her current diet plan?
I don't think you understood my point.
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No

He wants a car to last well beyond the point in which he OWNS it. I Have the 335 convertible. I have Never had a car more than 5 years (including a 530i) . Or driven more than 72K. So the idea that my car may be less dependable 100K down the line than a 328 is the absolutely stupidest reason for me and most of you for not getting that BAD MF
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Interesting how guys seem to be wired to go on and on arguing about things. Not only here but in sports bars, digital camera websites (e.g. which brand is best, and in threads within any given brand, which model is best) etc. Rarely see women getting into it.
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Just another difference between women and men i guess-

Women are born to shop, gossip and find ways to cure their "stress"

Men are born to screw, think about screwing and... arguing about cars!

BTW the Z4MC kicks the 335 coupes ASS!

Just had to throw that in to keep the thread going!

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Old 05-31-2007, 09:34 PM
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bmw101:

Please...stop feeding the trolls.

This guy WANTS to sling smack. Just don't respond. There is nothing trolls hate more than being ignored.

I think that the most laughable thing about it is that he CHOSE THE CAR. No one put a gun to his head.

As for me, I'm man enough to order a 328.
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:54 PM
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Most entertaining thread. I'm sure BMW dealers are going to be quaking once the news get out.

Personally I'd rather be driving my BMW any day than a Hyundai. Silly me. Who knew?
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Old 05-31-2007, 10:37 PM
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Remember the 335i is more than just a larger engine.

When I took into account the Xenon's, Larger Wheels, Power Seats and a lower lease factor when I placed my order, the difference was only around $20 per month. Made sense for me to get the 335i. Plus the dual exhaust is much cooler
Fewer differences on the coupe that I was referencing. Still to each his own.
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Old 06-01-2007, 07:35 AM
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Ladies. The 335i is just a much better car than the 328. That's it. There's no real debate possible. Someone who pays $45K for a car shouldn't be embarassed by just about everything on the road. That's my point. Turned the AC on the other day for the first time. The thing is even more punchless.

I tend to agree that faster is better, but superior handling feel is also better. Some of us also like a torque curve that swells with rpm.

...but I digress. My question is, are you an idiot or merely incompetent?

I assume you bought, the slowest, poorest handling model with an automatic, and on the test drive, were too busy profiling and smelling the leather to bother with less important things such as performance and chassis dynamics. So you bought it with the expectation that you'd have a top fueler in acceleration and get to smoke "lesser" cars, which is apparently your priority. This makes you an idiot on several different levels.

On the other hand, maybe you bought your car with a stick, which means you're merely incompetent, although your priorities are still idiotic.

My apologies for calling you an idiot if you're merely incompetent.


And for all of you geniuses who ponder why BMW put turbos in the 335 read about the European fuel economy regs that are coming. All engines have to get 30% better MPG by 2012. That's why the 335 went to turbos.
335 technology has absolutely nothing to do with future fuel economy regs. Low pressure turbos actually cost you mileage. 2012 technology calls for small engines with either high pressure turbos or a combination of turbo and supercharging technology such as in the next Golf.

So now I get to add ignorant to idiotic and incompetent when describing your mental attributes. Cool.

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Old 06-01-2007, 11:17 AM
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328 vs 335

Yes the engine differences and acceleration are dramatic. Do most people who buy these things care, no. Otherwise 328's wouldn't outnumber 335's two or three to one. This has nothing to do with price, as BMW demographics reveal that most people who buy these cars have plenty of money. Look it up in J.D. Powers. Even happens in the 5's and 7's. People want a nice luxury car, with nice driving dynamics, seat of the pants acceleration only matters to a few, but still sizeable well healed buyers. Otherwise, they wouldn't have an M division. Statistically speaking, if you plan on owning the 328 will have better long term reliability, but if you're going to lease, might as well get the 335. Just my two cents.
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:50 AM
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Just another difference between women and men i guess-

Women are born to shop, gossip and find ways to cure their "stress"

Men are born to screw, think about screwing and... arguing about cars!

BTW the Z4MC kicks the 335 coupes ASS!

Just had to throw that in to keep the thread going!
Men have severe "pissing post issues". No pissing post with another scent can be passed up. My dogs better than your dog, my prick is bigger than yours(more likely, it isnt very big at all and needs to be compensated for), its all very boorish and immature. It seems to be much worse with BMW owners in general, many of whom seem to think their car makes them a better man. When your car is what makes you a man, you are a very sad excuse for a man.
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:19 PM
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I am just so happy to have wasted the last 30 minutes reading this entire thread - because that's 30 more minutes closer to when my 335xi shows up
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Men have severe "pissing post issues". No pissing post with another scent can be passed up. My dogs better than your dog, my prick is bigger than yours(more likely, it isnt very big at all and needs to be compensated for), its all very boorish and immature. It seems to be much worse with BMW owners in general, many of whom seem to think their car makes them a better man. When your car is what makes you a man, you are a very sad excuse for a man.
Did I just get flamed here? Really it was in jest- honestly the "who's better" thing bores me- every car serves it own purpose at a price point the buyer can afford. The OP should have driven both and then made the financial decision after he drove both (and sometimes it takes more than one test drive) In some ways the 328 is 'better' than the 335 and vice versa.

And for the record my dick may be tiny but my Z4MC rocks!!
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Did I just get flamed here? Really it was in jest- honestly the "who's better" thing bores me- every car serves it own purpose at a price point the buyer can afford. The OP should have driven both and then made the financial decision after he drove both (and sometimes it takes more than one test drive) In some ways the 328 is 'better' than the 335 and vice versa.

And for the record my dick may be tiny but my Z4MC rocks!!

No the intention was to comment on the earlier adversarial conversation, it bored me as well.
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:54 PM
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bmw101:

Please...stop feeding the trolls.

This guy WANTS to sling smack. Just don't respond. There is nothing trolls hate more than being ignored.

I think that the most laughable thing about it is that he CHOSE THE CAR. No one put a gun to his head.

As for me, I'm man enough to order a 328.
i like to mess with people well at least on the forum, and that's the beauty of having a virtual space for "discussions", you can mess with anyone. lol.
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Old 06-02-2007, 05:34 PM
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Ladies. The 335i is just a much better car than the 328. That's it. There's no real debate possible.
so it begs to ask: Why so hypocritical from the get go? you started this no-real-debate-possible debate. if you wanted speed, you probably wouldn't of ordered an Xi to begin with. good job maestro.
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so it begs to ask: Why so hypocritical from the get go? you started this no-real-debate-possible debate. if you wanted speed, you probably wouldn't of ordered an Xi to begin with. good job maestro.
"maestro" is German for fool?
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