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Old 05-01-2013, 10:53 PM
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I bought my first Bimmer today.. It came down between two. The 07 328XI 6 speed or the 07 328i auto. Both were roughly the same price and had the same amount of miles. I live in the south but am from the north.(military). The I model didn't have power seats and felt kinda sluggish compared to the xi. In the end I decided to get the xi due to the transmission.

After purchasing I am reading many reviews stating the I is more sportier.. Did I make the right decision?
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:40 PM
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You got the right transmission. Your priorities are in order. The MT makes the car sportier. Rather than any differences in weight/balance and suspension would between the i and xi (my guess at least).

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Old 05-02-2013, 05:16 AM
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I bought my first Bimmer today.. It came down between two. The 07 328XI 6 speed or the 07 328i auto.

After purchasing I am reading many reviews stating the I is more sportier.. Did I make the right decision?

Any 328i with sport suspension is sportier.

Suspension modded, sportier yet.

Yer ridin' high in your xi....
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:52 AM
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My xi sits rather low.. Lower than the 328I. Maybe the previous owner tweaked it?
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:07 AM
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My xi sits rather low.. Lower than the 328I. Maybe the previous owner tweaked it?

Had to - you'd better have a look!
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:37 AM
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My xi sits rather low.. Lower than the 328I. Maybe the previous owner tweaked it?
I have the 328i WITHOUT ZSP. It is certainly no sportier than the XI. In fact, I think most drivers will not notice the difference.

I always thought that the xDrive had a more flinty drive too it - busier in general. But, that is just a personal impression.

ZSP does up the ante considerably, but even the base suspension is a ton of fun.

All that said, I have a wagon, which has a somewhat tighter suspension than base.
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