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Old 10-11-2017, 06:00 PM
cowboysnkisses cowboysnkisses is offline
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Originally Posted by madskillz View Post
BMW is riding on the old glory chasing profits
this is what's killing me. I adored my 2000 323Ci coupe, manual transmission, silky smooth 6 cylinder engine.... I've started looking at 2-series convertibles (in Europe - if I finally score a job somewhere.... might be interviewing with Volvo in Sweden if luck assists me) and noticing how more and more BMW is eliminating manual transmissions from their lineup - and no I won't go for a 3-cylinder "BMW"....
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:32 PM
paranoidgarliclover paranoidgarliclover is offline
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Originally Posted by IcedG35 View Post
I think it's all relative. They say an M3 isn't what it used to be but the reality is even a base 3 series handles way better than most other brands. Is it has hard core and sporty as it once was, maybe not, but there's a lot of grey area where BMW handling and drive still comes out on top for me.
Point well taken. I do think reviewers tend to blow things out of proportion (whether well-intentioned or b/c manfacturers are giving them free meals, accommodations, etc....).

What do you think about current BMW steering? I thought the 3-series (from 2 generations ago?) had the most perfect steering....
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