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Acquired my 435i, Sport-M, package, on 11/29/13, I've had it now,19 months. Immediately replaced the 18" wheels, with 20's . Really love this car, FUN, & comfortable to drive. Also own a 2012, Corvette, Grand Sport, but prefer driving the BMW. The 3 different driving modes, does make a tremendous amount of difference, choose economy, over performance! BMW underrated 300hp, realistically it's 330hp. Really does obtain 32MPG/highway, Eco/Pro mode. It's BMW's lowest center of gravity car.
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I smile every time I drive it !
It's a hard top convertible. with the M-Sport pkg. In the iS it has a performance oriented firm ride, which makes for sometimes a jarring ride. (south-eastern PA roads) RFT tires don't add any suppleness to the suspension either. BUT, this is the most fun to drive, best looking (inside or out), best performing vehicle I have ever owned. Ultimate Driving Machine? You Bet! Oh, by the way, it has averaged 22.5 MPG in 20,000 miles of mainly suburban driving. The N-54 engine is sweet & powerful.
A very fun ride! Excellent handling, good performer. Just went up 95 to Jersey from Florida and averaged 30 mpg highway.
own it for 4 years - just put in a new thermostat, second time in 4 years.
BMW 330i - Love the drive, hate the expences!!
Cons: Poor Built of some parts and poor electronics!Pros: Fantastic Handling, less power compared to competition like the Lexus IS350. The steptronic tranny is nice. Average fuel efficiency. Cons - Suspention parts falling apart only at 80,000km, few sensors needed change, all brakes had to be replaced, rust and even much more. All this after babying the car with everything best. My 2004 Accord has 180,000 km and till date had not needed any parts replaced except the front brakes and rotors. Much more comfortable as well.