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Old 07-24-2012, 11:42 AM
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2015--F82 ///M4 [ED 6/26/14]
2015--V60 Polestar (#62:80)
2012--E92 335is*
2011--E70 X5d
2011--E89 Z435is*
2009--E89 Z435i*
2008--E92 335i [ED 2/23/08]*
2007--MkV GTI*
2006--E90 330i*
2005--E83 X3*
2004--E83 X3*
2003--E46 325Ci*
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:00 AM
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2015--F82 ///M4 [ED 6/26/14]
2015--V60 Polestar (#62:80)
2012--E92 335is*
2011--E70 X5d
2011--E89 Z435is*
2009--E89 Z435i*
2008--E92 335i [ED 2/23/08]*
2007--MkV GTI*
2006--E90 330i*
2005--E83 X3*
2004--E83 X3*
2003--E46 325Ci*
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Old 07-31-2012, 04:40 AM
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SOLD! (transfer completed)….

I cannot believe how quickly the process took to transfer this lease. Now granted, this was a particularly unbelievable deal, but still, less than 1 week. I received the confirmation from BMWFS yesterday and the new owner is picking her up tomorrow. I must admit, I’m a bit sad to let her go. For the price I was paying and the overall package, I can reluctantly say I was foolish to transfer the lease. I should have just kept it until next July and then decide what to get next. If the transfer would have taken weeks to generate interest, I probably would have just taken the Thread down (it was just a “feeler” after all!). But I have issues, and my Bimmer ADHD obviously gets the better of me. Although I only had the Z435is for 1 year, I previously had a Z435i (E89) for 2 years (wow, God forbid), and I guess it was time for a change.

So….now what? I “think” I have narrowed down my potential next BMW, but many might consider them polar opposites: 2013 M3 (DCT) or 2013 135is (DCT). I cannot stand those Threads that ask total strangers “What color should I get” or “Which car would you choose,” so I apologize in advance, but I need input on thinking this through.
I’m 70% certain I should go with the 135is, but that 30% keeps gnawing at the pit of my stomach. The other day I test drove my Service Advisor’s personal 2012 M3 (DCT). The M is a phenomenal machine; however, I left the drive void of that feeling: “I gotta have this!” Now perhaps that was due to not pushing it hard given my SA was with me, but there are several factors I’m hesitant about with the potential of getting the M: Price of admission, gas mileage, and tire wear. I guess I’m not the typical M customer as those factors are probably not on the radar for this demographic. Ironically, the M was more comfortable than my Z, but in order to hear the exhaust and get that neck-snapping performance, you need to drive the M hard, which again is at the expense of mpg and tire wear. I have always longed for an M3, what BMW enthusiast hasn’t? But perhaps it just is not the right time. But every time I draw that conclusion, that 30% devil keeps coming back…

Now obviously I cannot test drive the 135is as they only started production in July. But I drove the 135i significantly during my BMW Performance School a few years ago and I loved it. It is a tight and fast little rocket. I’m sure the 135is will be that much better with the Performance Power Kit and Performance Exhaust standard. The negative for the 1er are the exterior looks at certain angles (IMHO). Of course nothing compares to our gorgeous E89s, but that’s a tough order for most cars currently. The positives for the 1er is that it is significantly cheaper, I would only lease for 2 years (whereas the M would be 3—again my ADHD voices would be getting louder in my head by then), I have no doubts that it will perform and handle extremely well, and my current winter set-up would fit.

So guys/gals, what are your thoughts? I don’t plan on posting over on the 1er or M3 subforums, as I know those folks would be biased toward their current rides. It would be especially insightful to hear from some of you whom may have had a 1er or M3 previously or currently (I PM’d some of you and thanks for your feedback).

It’s been a pleasure being an E89 member and participating on this subforum.
Kief
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2015--F82 ///M4 [ED 6/26/14]
2015--V60 Polestar (#62:80)
2012--E92 335is*
2011--E70 X5d
2011--E89 Z435is*
2009--E89 Z435i*
2008--E92 335i [ED 2/23/08]*
2007--MkV GTI*
2006--E90 330i*
2005--E83 X3*
2004--E83 X3*
2003--E46 325Ci*
*retired
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