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E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
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Old 12-06-2015, 12:23 PM
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My E9X experience will be over next Thursday .... as it will join its new home.

Honestly I don't need to replace it now .... as I can drive our other vehicle up to May.

I would prefer a manual small car (driving our Civic is a guilty pleasure), but that it hard to find theses days in the luxo entry-level segment. I am not interested in the 2-series and its juvenile styling; otherwise it would have hit all the right check boxes.

I am not much interested in the F30. While being in a car that feels like a Volvo to me, I think that I would even prefer a F10 or an A6 3.0T. I want the fuel economy to be minimally 25mpg combined.

If I were in the USA, I would probably lease a new BMW but in Canada, they are greedy.
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:02 PM
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:19 PM
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I face a similar dilemma. I have a 2009 328i that will eventually have to go. Two doors are a non-starter for me. What to do?
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Old 12-06-2015, 02:04 PM
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Old 12-06-2015, 02:10 PM
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Replaced my 2009 E92 M3 with a...Honda Civic.

No, really.
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Old 12-06-2015, 03:23 PM
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My E9X experience will be over next Thursday .... as it will join its new home.

Honestly I don't need to replace it now .... as I can drive our other vehicle up to May.

I would prefer a manual small car (driving our Civic is a guilty pleasure), but that it hard to find theses days in the luxo entry-level segment. I am not interested in the 2-series and its juvenile styling; otherwise it would have hit all the right check boxes.

I am not much interested in the F30. While being in a car that feels like a Volvo to me, I think that I would even prefer a F10 or an A6 3.0T. I want the fuel economy to be minimally 25mpg combined.

If I were in the USA, I would probably lease a new BMW but in Canada, they are greedy.

20 mpg an easy target. 25 mpg may mean a small car....Oy! E93's about as tiny as I'd want.

Hey - drove a Silverado that hit 20 mpg combined last weekend. Amazement.

Um.....Accord? You save a bundle at the buy and after warranty!
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Old 12-06-2015, 03:43 PM
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20 mpg an easy target. 25 mpg may mean a small car....Oy! E93's about as tiny as I'd want.

Hey - drove a Silverado that hit 20 mpg combined last weekend. Amazement.

Um.....Accord? You save a bundle at the buy and after warranty!
Welll, *umh!*, I had a look to an Accord Hybrid.... because of the low lease rate over 30 months and mpg (try 45-50).

I owned Accords (2) before and I know that they are cars that you respect more than love. That's how I felt. So I want *more*.

Despite the little hassles here and there, I am still attracted to BMW; my E90 was a fun car, with the 'Europulence' that I expected.

Today I saw a 2014 Q50 11000 miles for $32KCA ($24KUS). This is another way of saying that I am tempted to try something else.

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Old 12-06-2015, 03:48 PM
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I owned Accords (2) before and I know that they are cars that you respect more than love. That's how I felt. So I want *more*.

I make no claims re: Accord driving pleasure - there's little enough of that.

Let's see....Lexus? Shining virtue: Don' break! Generally.

Volkswagen?
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Old 12-06-2015, 04:15 PM
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I am not interested in the 2-series and its juvenile styling; otherwise it would have hit all the right check boxes.

I am not much interested in the F30.
2 series = well executed juvenile styling

F30 = poorly executed juvenile styling

Both juvenile nonetheless.

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Old 12-06-2015, 06:13 PM
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Replaced a 2009 335xi with a 2015 M235xi. F30 4-series was too big. In black, the 2-series styling looks fine to me.
Agreed, beautiful car.
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Old 12-06-2015, 06:32 PM
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20 mpg an easy target. 25 mpg may mean a small car....Oy! E93's about as tiny as I'd want.
Washington, DC to Cape May, NJ. 180 miles. 3.5 hours. 33.2 mpg.
Cape May, NJ to Mansfield, MA. 380 miles. 6.3 hours. 31.1 mpg.

Not bad for a 320 HP inline 6. Does degrade quite a bit in stop and go, though.
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You replaced [will replace] your E90 with ...

i3

Other options were a 2011 and only a 2011 5-series, Lexus GS350, Toyota 4Runner, or a Volvo XC60.

After the i3's lease is up, it's either another i3 or maybe the XC60, or perhaps the 4Runner.
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Old 12-12-2015, 03:49 PM
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Just got mine so hope it will be a while but....

I'm thinking maybe an M2!
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Old 12-13-2015, 11:11 AM
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Old 12-13-2015, 03:42 PM
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Old 12-14-2015, 05:23 AM
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I face a similar dilemma. I have a 2009 328i that will eventually have to go. Two doors are a non-starter for me. What to do?
Find a lower mileage 2011? That's my goal in about 3-4 years. Find a 2009-2011 328i with a manual with about 70,000-80,000 miles. Turns out my wife doesn't drive my car very much anyway, so I might as well have a manual, I do miss it and my commute is more suburban and mixed highway than urban stop and go. About perfect for a manual.
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:21 AM
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335i convertible (tied with the Audi but the Audi wins in looks)
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:17 PM
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