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E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:58 AM
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2013 328i Convertible - 500 mile review

Just purchased this car last week. My first BMW. Its nice that I was able to get the last year they will make the 3 series convertible. Below is a summary of experience with the car:

Handling:
*Fun to drive, handling is great. Can take the corners at ease. Some float at high speeds.

Engine Performance:
*The experience is refined (coming from an SUV) and you sometimes forget how fast your really going. The torque is lacking at the low end, which put me at a disadvantage when stacked against a 2.0t. This could be attributable to the hardtop. Not sure.
*exhaust note is nice to listen

Convenience
*two issues with the radio. (1) city driving can be a pain because the receiver will switch between HD and standard airwaves which results in the sound fading in and out. As I write this, maybe there is a setting to prevent the switch (2) when I am listening to Pandora and an ad pops up, the iPhone 5 switches to iPod mode. not sure if this is the phone or the radio, so I will have upgrade Pandora to add free and see what happens.
*wipers. they are two fast even on the slowest speed unless you press the automatic button.

Price
*I paid 1600 above invoice including maco and training fees minus rebates. After haggling with several dealers in South Florida it was the best I could do (well you can always do better ). Doing the math on a PCD it didn't make sense unless I had time for the expereince, which I will save for next time in Europe
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:23 AM
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You can disable HD radio altogether, else it will switch like that.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:02 AM
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ohhh congrats OP! pictures are a must!
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