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Old 02-28-2012, 06:12 AM
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Compared to many other brands the 328i is a fast car. comparing it to the 335i..
It's (328i) probably faster than a Smart Car, a Yugo, a Fiat 500, a Toyota Prius, tin cans tied to the back of a bicycle, and ...?
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:02 AM
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It's (328i) probably faster than a Smart Car, a Yugo, a Fiat 500, a Toyota Prius, tin cans tied to the back of a bicycle, and ...?
Aw, come on man... You know the Pirus will give me a good run..
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:33 AM
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Aw, come on man... You know the Pirus will give me a good run..
Those Prius drivers are agressive!
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Well you can invest in some turbos looks at some salvage yards or an intake would help.
You guys are funny! Anyone that can afford a 328 can easily afford a 335. It's all about what your looking to get from the 2 cars.
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You guys are funny! Anyone that can afford a 328 can easily afford a 335. It's all about what your looking to get from the 2 cars.
If we have learned nothing else here we have learned that everyone drives the most expensive car that they can afford and lust after a more expensive car that they can't afford.
The only exception to this rule are M3 drivers who could easily afford Ferraris but drive M3s because they know the M3 is a better car.


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If we have learned nothing else here we have learned that everyone drives the most expensive car that they can afford and lust after a more expensive car that they can't afford.
The only exception to this rule are M3 drivers who could easily afford Ferraris but drive M3s because they know the M3 is a better car.


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Old 06-17-2012, 06:06 PM
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3) Fill up next to an M3 at a gas station. In 147 miles you will fly past him as he coasts to a stop, out of gas.
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:00 AM
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By trading it for a 335.
Yep, exactly what I did after 11 months.
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Make the kids and the wife walk when going out Another option move! If you live in a less affluent area you should be the king of the road!

328 you are buying to get from point a, to point b in style with a bit of presence. You aren't buying a 328 to go fast unless your last car was from the 80s or 90s

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Just drove another new 335i for the fourth time in the past year, still didn't see the big deal. Can the 335i go faster than my 328i? Sure, but for street driving, hardly significant, that is if you are not afraid to push the pedal on the 328i, where it's power sweet spot is.

The 335i's do have nice exhaust notes. I am sure taking it to the track or autox, 335i is the way to go.

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Old 06-18-2012, 12:24 PM
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Just drove another new 335i for the fourth time in the past year, still didn't see the big deal. Can the 335i go faster than my 328i? Sure, but for street driving, hardly significant, that is if you are not afraid to push the pedal on the 328i, where it's power sweet spot is.

The 335i's do have nice exhaust notes. I am sure taking it to the track or autox, 335i is the way to go.
well I just got to do 75 miles in a 2011 328x (my baby is at summer camp getting a flush and alignment ) and man is that sucker slow lmao, I mean a guy in a lancer (not evo) pooped all over me

I do see the fun mashing the throttle down and hearing it rev to the redline, and still doing under 85 ... But its all in the perspective, if you always driven a slow car this thing will feel fast, if you've been in porsches, higher up bmws/mb's it feels slow.

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Old 06-18-2012, 01:18 PM
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well I just got to do 75 miles in a 2011 328x (my baby is at summer camp getting a flush and alignment ) and man is that sucker slow lmao, I mean a guy in a lancer (not evo) pooped all over me

I do see the fun mashing the throttle down and hearing it rev to the redline, and still doing under 85 ... But its all in the perspective, if you always driven a slow car this thing will feel fast, if you've been in porsches, higher up bmws/mb's it feels slow.
I guess you did not read where I had driven 335s many times. BTW what 328xi were you driving? Mine is RWD, gets to 90 mph in no time, just before I throw it into 4th gear. Do you know how to drive an NA car? It is not just stepping on the pedal.

A 335 is a lot easier to drive and go fast, I will give you that.

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I guess you did not read where I had driven 335s many times. BTW what 328xi were you driving? Mine is RWD, gets to 90 mph in no time, just before I throw it into 4th gear. Do you know how to drive an NA car? It is not just stepping on the pedal.

A 335 is a lot easier to drive and go fast, I will give you that.
It wasn't directed at you although I can see how it looks that way. I'd just never spent that much time behind the wheel of one. DS was fun, but again where I'd have to pull off throttle/downshift with my 335i (I'd never compare a 328 with a 335 anyway), I didn't have to today.

No matter how great the driver, 230hp/200pounds of torque will only do so much for you.

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Old 06-18-2012, 01:59 PM
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No matter how great the driver, 230hp/200pounds of torque will only do so much for you.
More than enough for street driving. If the 328i does not make you look out for cops constantly, then you are just driving it like you are driving a Corolla

But take it to the track or autox, the 328i is humbled quickly.

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But take it to the track or autox, the 328i is humbled quickly.
So is the 335i
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But take it to the track or autox, the 328i is humbled quickly.
While I have not tracked any car before, I have read about it pretty extensively. Seems that most that have tracked cars for a long time agree that unless the driver is very experienced, the bottleneck in achieving good results at the track or an auto-x is not the car but the driver.

Or did you mean 1/4 mile times?
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So is the 335i
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While I have not tracked any car before, I have read about it pretty extensively. Seems that most that have tracked cars for a long time agree that unless the driver is very experienced, the bottleneck in achieving good results at the track or an auto-x is not the car but the driver.

Or did you mean 1/4 mile times?
Believe it or not most drivers can easily learn to work a course, to the point that given a same car, they can be very close. But there is simply no substitute for power, and of course tires and other accessories to put the power down.

Of course we are not talking about people who race for a living, or are we?

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Believe it or not most drivers can easily learn to work a course, to the point that given a same car, they can be very close. But there is simply no substitute for power, and of course tires and other accessories to put the power down.

Of course we are not talking about people who race for a living, or are we?
A very small percentage of drivers have come close to reaching the limits of their cars and a skilled driver will easily kick the butt of a less experienced driver in a more powerful car.

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While I have not tracked any car before, I have read about it pretty extensively. Seems that most that have tracked cars for a long time agree that unless the driver is very experienced, the bottleneck in achieving good results at the track or an auto-x is not the car but the driver.

Or did you mean 1/4 mile times?
Absolutely on the money. I have seen Ferraris drivers get their clocks cleaned by Miatas.

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A very small percentage of drivers have come close to reaching the limits of their cars and a skilled driver will easily kick the butt of a less experienced driver in a more powerful car.

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There is limitation though, as skilled as you may be, I am pretty sure I can beat you on a course in a 335, if you have to drive a Corolla.

As far as Miatas beating Ferraris, I have seen it too, but what information you cleverly withheld was, not all Ferraris are suited for the track, and well equipped Miatas are some of the best track racers.

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There is limitation though, as skilled as you may be, I am pretty sure I can beat you on a course in a 335, if you have to drive a Corolla.

As far as Miatas beating Ferraris, I have seen it too, but what information you cleverly withheld was, not all Ferraris are suited for the track, and well equipped Miatas are some of the best track racers.
There is no Ferrari available in the current lineup that is not more suited to the track than a BMW 328 or 335.

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I see no discussion here on the vast superiority of the ///M328i in any and all respects. I am disappoint.
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I see no discussion here on the vast superiority of the ///M328i in any and all respects. I am disappoint.
What is that lol? A 328 with m package
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