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BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Lexus IS 350, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac CTS, Volvo S60, Audi A4, Acura TSX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#14315 of 16251 Re: 328 Re: Graphicguy [rayainsw]
Jun 21, 2012 (7:54 am)
Ray, I travel for work, I'm on the road between 2 to 14 days at at time, having two cars one doesn't get driven very much, the 2011 only has 4500 miles and I purchased it in Oct 2011. Besides I haven't warmed up to it like I have my 330i, my partner doesn't want it, the back seat is on the small size for clients.
I test drove a 2008 Audi RS4 w/6 Spd manual the past weekend. Have to say, WOW, handled like it was on rails, the power was incredible, everything worked in harmony the clutch feel, shifting, steering wheel, seats, I was very impressed. So once I sell my 328, I'll decided on what I want to do, I truly love my 330i, but that RS4 is something else, I can sell both my BMW's, pay cash for the RS4 and have money left over.
Jun 21, 2012 (8:43 am)
Goood luck with the sale of your E90 328i. Please keep us up on all of the gory details when it comes to the selling process (tire kickers, strokes, low ballers & then of course the actual sales story). 4500 miles since October 2011? I took delivery at the end of March 2012 and have over 4600 miles!
We also want details on the RS4 if that's what you go with!
#14319 of 16251 Re: Well my friends [nyccarguy]
Jun 21, 2012 (11:16 am)
congrats fellas you did it.
#14320 of 16251 Re: 328 Re: Graphicguy [flightnurse]
Jun 21, 2012 (1:02 pm)
FN...I 2nd NYC's desire to hear the gory details on the RS4. Of course, pics are required, too.
NYC....I saw some review a couple of evenings ago on youtube touting BMW's new and improved DSG. The reviewer said it was a huge step up for them. Wish I could remember who did the review. It was a professional review, however.
It's clear where all the money is going for transmission development...auto-manuals, dual clutch, more gears (Audi's manual is a 6 speed, S-Tronic is a 7 speed). As we've experienced, these transmissions are quite good. They're even becoming more fuel efficient than manuals, too.
With steering wheel paddle shifting, I can't even see a reason to have a manual on a track car.
#14321 of 16251 Re: 328 Re: Graphicguy [graphicguy]
Jun 21, 2012 (1:41 pm)
"With steering wheel paddle shifting, I can't even see a reason to have a manual on a track car."
what ever happened to testing a drivers skill, concentration and endurance?
next is a car that drives itself around the track- guy with the most expensive car wins.. great plan..
#14322 of 16251 Re: Well my friends [nyccarguy]
Jun 22, 2012 (5:41 am)
nyc.....seems as if BMW finally got their DCT trans to the point where it's really, really good. I've never driven this, but found a blurb video that addresses BMW's DCT briefly. I drove the old version, which as the reviewer points out, was bad.
http://reviews.cnet.com/coupe-hatchback/2011-bmw-m3-coupe/4505-10867_7-34837307.- - html
Sounds very similar to the S-Tronic in our S4.
Can't remember if it was you, but someone wanted to see the console and nav in the S4.
#14323 of 16251 Re: Well my friends [graphicguy]
Jun 22, 2012 (6:27 am)
I didn't ask, but damn that is beautiful! So who has been driving the S4 more, you or your GF?
#14324 of 16251 Re: 328 Re: Graphicguy [sweendogy]
Jun 22, 2012 (6:39 am)
Sweeny what does that have to do with manual car?
First off, driver skills, what skills? 99% of drivers in America have no skills at al! When was the last time you double clutched your G? How often have you 4 wheel drifted your G, coming out of a corner?
Whether you are driving LI Expressway, the 405 in LA or I35 in Austin the amount of traffic on the roads today do not allow one to use "drivers skills" these days, and since you have stated in the past you have never taken your G35 on the track, then having done any "driver skills" is out of the question.
Also what does driving a manual have to with endurance?