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BMW 335i Coupe

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by gamelan, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Thanks DnW.

    Its silly auto, my Audi was a stick but Atlanta traffic made driving it a nightmare so I opted to switch.


    You drive an Audi?

    Jon.
     
  2. whnay.

    whnay. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You drive an Audi?

    Jon.

    Emphasis on drove. It got totaled three weeks ago in a low-impact collison with an illegal alien near my home. Audi service center manager said it was the most damage he has seen on an low-impact collison with an A4 during his 14 years of service, the guy literally took the front end of my engine off. Thank God everyone was ok but I found myself unexpectedly looking for a new car and finally settled on the new 335 last weekend. Picking it up this Sat...
     
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    Emphasis on drove. It got totaled three weeks ago in a low-impact collison with an illegal alien near my home. Audi service center manager said it was the most damage he has seen on an low-impact collison with an A4 during his 14 years of service, the guy literally took the front end of my engine off. Thank God everyone was ok but I found myself unexpectedly looking for a new car and finally settled on the new 335 last weekend. Picking it up this Sat...
    Those illegal aliens and their alien ways. Perhaps a rear-engined car?
     
  4. imageWIS

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    Emphasis on drove. It got totaled three weeks ago in a low-impact collison with an illegal alien near my home. Audi service center manager said it was the most damage he has seen on an low-impact collison with an A4 during his 14 years of service, the guy literally took the front end of my engine off. Thank God everyone was ok but I found myself unexpectedly looking for a new car and finally settled on the new 335 last weekend. Picking it up this Sat...

    That sucks. Post pics of the 335 when you get it. There is a black one in the garage at work, and frankly I'm pretty sure I would have bought it and not my A4 if it had been out at the time I bought my car.

    Jon.
     
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    That sucks. Post pics of the 335 when you get it. There is a black one in the garage at work, and frankly I'm pretty sure I would have bought it and not my A4 if it had been out at the time I bought my car.

    Jon.

    Yeah its a nice looking auto.
     
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    I personally do not like turbos.
    or super chargers
    natural engines are the best like the m3 and other bmw engines
    its the first time bmw did turbos or anything of that sort and i personally thinkg they shouldnt of touched on that
     
  7. A Y

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    BMW's done turbos before. There was the 2002 Turbo way back when, the F1 engine in the 80s that was turboed, and the early 7 series. Also, their diesel engines are turbocharged.

    Small turbos on a relatively large capacity engine is actually a very nice combination that can minimize many of turbo's perceived faults.

    --Andre
     
  8. LabelKing

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    I think the BMW 3.0CSL is superior: [​IMG] I saw one on the street the other day and it was quite nice.
     
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    I have yet to see one on the road...

    Jon.


    Chances are slim that we will get them in the States. People here have a fear of "station wagons." It's really quite unfortunate. Wagons are hot. They are much better looking than the behemoths most people drive around, and you still get all that extra space..
     
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    Chances are slim that we will get them in the States. People here have a fear of "station wagons." It's really quite unfortunate. Wagons are hot. They are much better looking than the behemoths most people drive around, and you still get all that extra space..

    My mom was going to get an A3, but the lease rate was way too high. But I agree, I rather own a station wagon than an SUV.

    Jon.
     
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    My mom was going to get an A3, but the lease rate was way too high. But I agree, I rather own a station wagon than an SUV.

    Jon.


    I consider the A3 a hatch not a wagon (Americans dislike hatches as much as wagons, though), and it certainly is overpriced. I guess it's fine for some people, but I could never justify that kind of money on that kind of car.

    I personally don't need a lot of space, so I go for a small sedan, but I do really like having 4 doors. I couldn't imagine asking a friend to crawl over a seat into my coupe. This seems incredibly ridiculous. I'd rather have 2 doors and 2 seats than 2 doors and 4 seats.
     
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    I consider the A3 a hatch not a wagon (Americans dislike hatches as much as wagons, though), and it certainly is overpriced. I guess it's fine for some people, but I could never justify that kind of money on that kind of car.

    I personally don't need a lot of space, so I go for a small sedan, but I do really like having 4 doors. I couldn't imagine asking a friend to crawl over a seat into my coupe. This seems incredibly ridiculous. I'd rather have 2 doors and 2 seats than 2 doors and 4 seats.


    Well, with a coupe, you have the rear 2 seats for 2 reasons: in case you need to take more than 2 people, but normally don't and you need a bit more room to store items which a true 2-seater can't hold. If the new 3 coupe was out at the time I bought my car, I would have seriously considered it.

    Jon.
     
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    Chances are slim that we will get them in the States. People here have a fear of "station wagons." It's really quite unfortunate. Wagons are hot. They are much better looking than the behemoths most people drive around, and you still get all that extra space..

    agreed. doesn't look like the new Audi Allroad is going to make it stateside either.

    [​IMG]

    -Jeff
     
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    agreed. doesn't look like the new Audi Allroad is going to make it stateside either.

    [​IMG]

    -Jeff


    Damn that thing is bad ass. Much better than the Q7 (which as far as SUV's go, I like).

    Jon.
     
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    I totally agree. I detest most SUV's.
     
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    If you are in the market for a car in this price range I HIGHLY suggest a test drive.

    I took one out a few weeks ago when they had just arrived in my neck of the woods ... on a "performance" test drive (read: driving like a bat out of hell with a BMW sales guy who has been to racing school five times).

    This was one of the most exhilarating, best handling drives I've experienced in a long while. It's close to M3 power in a non-M priced package.

    I'm still thinking about the drive.
     
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    I have been wary of turbos since my ex had an 85 Starion turbo. It was quite a boost but it didn't take long before it caused the engine to seize.

    I've heard turbos have come a long way. I know BMW has excellent engineers and this turbo is probably great. Yet, I'm still wary because the turbo does still heat the oil to higher temps. Plus, the new 328 probably has plenty of HP.
     
  20. whnay.

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    I have been wary of turbos since my ex had an 85 Starion turbo. It was quite a boost but it didn't take long before it caused the engine to seize.

    I've heard turbos have come a long way. I know BMW has excellent engineers and this turbo is probably great. Yet, I'm still wary because the turbo does still heat the oil to higher temps. Plus, the new 328 probably has plenty of HP.

    I can assure you that there is no delay. You should test drive one just for shits and giggles, see what you think.
     

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