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Old 03-25-2019, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by lmacmil View Post
I'm thinking about a 228i or 230i convertible to replace my 2006 Z4. It would be a 7-8 month car. Since I am in the upper midwest, pretty much all the 2-series are xDrive which I don't need for April to November driving.

Other than weight, mechanical complexity and mileage (not a big concern since it doesn't get that many miles in a season), are there any reasons to steer clear of an xDrive model?
More weight for sure. Also, its not as sophisticated as the Audi Quattro. The BMW X Drive has also jumped and jerked for me when backing and turning. Just doesn't feel good. On the other hand, I am on my third X Drive. I think it really helps in snow and allows me to run performance snow tires rather than having to go to a traditional snow tire. X Drive will also improve your 0-60 a little if that matters.
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