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Old 07-16-2013, 06:56 PM
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??? The Dynamic Handling Package includes the Adaptive M Suspension and Variable Sport Steering and is not standard on the Sport or M Sport lines, which include the static sport suspension called the M Sport suspension. The Adaptive M Suspension and the M Sport Suspension are different, not one and the same.
my bad then. do you know the difference between the two?
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:46 PM
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I have the base model and is suits me just fine for a first time BMW owner. I didnt want to blow too much on a BMW because of not ever never owning one before.Don't forget about the warranties they will try to sell you..


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Old 07-16-2013, 09:51 PM
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So I've been driving a Mazda 3 for 7 years now(had transmission issues right after warranty ended..of course) anyways this will be my first car that I am buying by myself...just graduated College and am now a teacher and coach. Anyways after considering the Audi A4 closely I am going to get the new BMW 328i 14' model when it comes out mainly because the BMW felt sportier and the maintenance plan is way better and gives me peace of mind over the Audi which is known to have issues.

Anyways my limit is around 48,000 msrp, I'll get the 1,000 off for recent grads which is nice but is the Sport model worth it over the base model if I get the Dynamic Handling Option on the Base model? I'm definitely looking for a sporty drive but I feel I'm paying 2,500 for a different look and different interior which I'm not in love with (black/red). Would I also need to get the Dynamic Handling package on the Sport Line. Is there a main difference in the suspensions?

Thanks, any help is appreciated
The banker in me is coming out... Don't mean any offense, just curious, how is a brand new teacher able to afford an $800-$900 car payment? That's got to be a pretty big chunk of your take home pay.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:06 PM
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The banker in me is coming out... Don't mean any offense, just curious, how is a brand new teacher able to afford an $800-$900 car payment? That's got to be a pretty big chunk of your take home pay.
Haha I was waiting for this lol, I am lucky to have a low mortgage and don't spend much, so with the car payment ill be able to bank a little over a third of each monthly paycheck, I probably won't end up getting my car until November so I can bank even more until then, believe me I've done the calculations and ill be able to swing it without changing my current living style
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:10 PM
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Our local CAs told me most people driving 320i and 328i back-to-back would prefer the 60+HP on the 328i. I would suggest OP to also test drive the base suspension to get a feel of the non-sport suspension, which IMHO is still quite competent for non-track DD usage.
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