Jack if you have long legs like me you will prefere 3 series,
Im 1,90meter tall,and no mather what i did with seat,or any combination with
steering wheel and seat I simply couldnt see whole speed pannel,why I`m
telling you that,its just one detail that mathers to me........and I felt
like i had more space in 3 series,perhaps i didnt try all positions in 1
In start model I think in 1series are a more powefoul engine,that on start
model in 3 series?
And I think Some adidtional stuff like an M sign on steering wheel,and some
other dettail,but maybe im wrong????
My 128i Cv. has a bit more front seat room, and more leg and head room than
my E46 sedan but the rear leg space is pretty limited in the 1. The seats
are very similar between the E90 and E82, but the 1 doesn't have the
pivoting head rests of the 3, if that's important to you. The shorter
wheelbase of the 1er makes for more responsive handling - although mine is
also very stable at highway speeds. The EPA mileage ratings are virtually
the same, even though claims a better Cd for the 3.
One other consideration is that it's much more difficult to get any
discounts on the 1, as only 10,000 units are being imported for model year
2008. So the MSRP $6,000 price difference may be a bit less in reality.
Thanks Tom...joe, Floyd, Scott, Jeff..and any others I may have
inadvertantly missed. I'm thinking of going with the I-35..no kids..5'8"
(173 cms) so the roof shouldn't be an issue. I do like the 1 series styling
and that they are coupes or rag-tops. The purchsae won't be made till the
spring...any rumours on the 09's ??
Dave, since he said he has no kids, I assume he's not going to try to
telescope adults into the back seat either. As you indicated, the 1 series
makes a great 2+2, but it's certainly not a 4 seater.
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