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#256 of 278 Help - BMW 328ix or Audi A4 2.0 2009
Jun 11, 2009 (8:00 pm)
I had a 2003 Audi 1.8T which I loved. Recently hit by a drunk driver and my car was totaled. May end up buying newer version of the same thing I had, but of course part of me thinks I should try something new. Considering the BMW 328ix. Test drove both and like them. I thought the BMW felt a little smaller in the driver's seat - does this seem accurate? I live in snowy climate and AWD is very important. Will BMW handle as well in the snow as my Audi did? Just realized that Audi no longer covers maintenance. Any estimate of how much this will cost me for 4 yrs - this will really allow me to compare apples to apples.
Jun 12, 2009 (9:42 am)
I am thinking about ordering my new 3 Series with 17" wheels instead of the standard 16". The primary reason is I really do not like the choice of standard wheels they offer. My current 3 Series has 16", what major difference will I notice with the ride on the 17" Wheels...
#258 of 278 Re: 17" Wheels [samuel70]
Jun 13, 2009 (3:50 am)
If the 16 v 17 refers only to tire with, it'll mean slightly better traction and slightly worse mileage.
If it's tied to smaller tire sidewalls, in general, smaller tire sidewalls = more road feel and better handling.
PS-this is based on my (lmtd) knowledge of tires, and not on my exp with BMW
#259 of 278 BMW 2009 SatNav version?
Jun 17, 2009 (1:51 pm)
I have a 2009 335 Conv, what is the latest version of the Nav maps. My car has 2009-1 Professional Maps, is there a newer 2009-2 version that I should have got.
#260 of 278 Re: 17" Wheels [taxesquire]
Jun 23, 2009 (5:54 am)
Thanks...it refers to the tire only....was hoping for better traction...thx
#261 of 278 Chrome around the windows
Jul 13, 2009 (7:36 pm)
Does the Chrome around the windows of the 3 series come standard? I just purchased a new 3 series 328i and the salesperson told me that the chrome around the windows is not standard. If it is not standard does anyone know how much it would cost to get them installed?
#262 of 278 Re: Chrome around the windows [romboggie]
Jul 13, 2009 (7:48 pm)
I think if you check you'll see that chrome around the windows is standard..., that is, it's standard for the 335i and not the 328i.
#263 of 278 Re: Chrome around the windows [shipo]
Jul 13, 2009 (7:53 pm)
Thanks. Do you know how much it will cost to install
#264 of 278 Re: Chrome around the windows [romboggie]
Jul 14, 2009 (3:06 am)
Sorry, not a clue.
#265 of 278 BMW VS Everyone else
Jul 16, 2009 (6:23 pm)
I would like to hear from everyone in regards to how other cars they have owned or driven compares to BMW cars. I have not met one person who said that they have driven a car that handles better than a BMW. Could that be possible? Are the expensive cars (Bently,Porsche,Maybach,Ferrari) not on the same level as the BMW in terms of handle? Please post.