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      11-10-2012, 11:36 AM   #1
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Must-have features?

In the end its all personal, but here's my list. I'm forgetting about package-budnles here and just putting down what I found compelling. Its in order but not perfectly so.

1. 335
2. xDrive
3. VSS
3. Navigation
4. Xenon/adaptive headlights/auto brights
5. All iPhone stuff
6. Heated front seats
7. M Steering wheel
8. Wood on dash
9. no-Leather
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      11-10-2012, 11:38 AM   #2
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well if you are getting 1 then you don't need 4 (or 5 since you said 3 twice)
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      11-10-2012, 12:05 PM   #3
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well if you are getting 1 then you don't need 4 (or 5 since you said 3 twice)
Right, although that was my point in avoiding packages, i.e., to list the features I wanted instead of pointing to the bundle. Packages have a lot of stuff I don't need or want but I bought a few for what I did want...
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      11-10-2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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For me i had to have the Msport and Tech. I added Premium package and paddle shifters, went with black leather and wood accents. The rest will go into M performance parts as they come avail
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      11-10-2012, 12:24 PM   #5
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Sport Line
HID
Sport Auto
Everything else is fluff.
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      11-10-2012, 12:36 PM   #6
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335
xDrive
Xenons (though included with 335)
Sunroof (though included with 335)
Navigation
Seated Heats
Harman Kardon
Enhanced Bluetooth
M Package Steering Wheel (any wheel but the standard one!)

Satellite Radio (despite its increasing decay in fidelity, and as much as I hate to admit it, I have to have it.)-
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      11-10-2012, 12:48 PM   #7
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Must have:

1. Sport Line
2. Sport Auto
3. H/K

Nothing else, which is why that's all my car has. That being said, if I had more money, I'd order Xenons and Tech Package. I find no difference between leather and leatherette, couldn't care about cameras/sensors, and don't need cold weather in southern California.
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      11-10-2012, 01:42 PM   #8
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- Xenon
- Nav
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      11-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #9
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Must have:

- Sport Auto
- Xenon
- Nav
I agree with everyone else

must have
-sport line
-xenon

That's all I got
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      11-10-2012, 03:33 PM   #10
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my dealership doesn't have a single 328i with xenons on their lot.
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      11-10-2012, 03:39 PM   #11
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my dealership doesn't have a single 328i with xenons on their lot.
99% of 328's on lots wont have xenons
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      11-10-2012, 03:44 PM   #12
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That's correct, no xenons and no-line models in easy to sell colors like white, silver, etc. Nevertheless, they all look nice.
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      11-10-2012, 03:59 PM   #13
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      11-10-2012, 04:49 PM   #14
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That's correct, no xenons and no-line models in easy to sell colors like white, silver, etc. Nevertheless, they all look nice.
why don't people like xenons?
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      11-10-2012, 06:26 PM   #15
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why don't people like xenons?
It's just a way of holding the costs down for a dealer-lot model. Most people who have them love them, but for a certain segment of buyers it's not important (perhaps because they've never had them before), and would rather spend on a different option.
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      11-10-2012, 08:24 PM   #16
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M Sport or M Sport Suspension.
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      11-10-2012, 09:37 PM   #17
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my dealership doesn't have a single 328i with xenons on their lot.
99% of 328's on lots wont have xenons
Guess i got lucky with the 1%.

For me yes xenons for sure. Its a shame this is an option when all acuras and lexus come standard with them.

I would say tech package.
I AM the sport package lol
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I'll guess by the time the LCI comes around Xenons will be std on the 328. By then there will be a new gen C class, A4, IS and G37 to contend with.
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      11-10-2012, 09:51 PM   #19
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In the end its all personal, but here's my list. I'm forgetting about package-budnles here and just putting down what I found compelling. Its in order but not perfectly so.

1. 335
2. xDrive
3. VSS
3. Navigation
4. Xenon/adaptive headlights/auto brights
5. All iPhone stuff
6. Heated front seats
7. M Steering wheel
8. Wood on dash
9. no-Leather
335i Hell yes
x drive ill pass
sport steering 100%
navi i have and never use although i like the bigger screen but id opt out next time and save the 2500
xenon must
iphone stuff yes agree
m steering wheel yes but mine is just fine by me
aluminum or piano black
leatherette is fine i dont give a crap as long as the seats are heated
parking package i only use the rear camera wich you cant get separate (sucks) so next time ill opt out when i buil my ED car
heated steering wheel a must
m sport next time
manual trans next time
and convenient access must have for me

thats pretty much it for me
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      11-10-2012, 11:58 PM   #21
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335i
DHP
Sport Auto
Sport Seats
Strangely, I never thought I'd need the premium package, but now I could never live without the convenience package. AMAZING!
M Sport

Now that I've driven almost 1k miles in my car I figure now I coulda passed on the tech package, HK, and Backup camera. But, they are still nice to haves.
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      11-11-2012, 01:42 AM   #22
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I went round and round with my order

I went like this

335 - b/c no matter how much power a car has, eventually you want more - and eventually you'll kick yourself for not spending the extra 4k and going for more displacement. Additionally, coming from 12 years of BMW I6's, I wouldn't be able to sleep if I was missing 2 cylinders in my garage
Sport line (or M-Sport) the decision was the seats - not enough support without the sport seats - 10mm drop was thought about as well, but included below
Sport 8AT - $500 for 200ms up shifts and 100ms down shifts with an auto-blip - that's a steal
Nav (not tech package) - Nav gets you everything that tech does (except HUD and iPhone Apps) for $1000 less - could be spent better elsewhere
Dynamic Handling package - where your 1K is better spent

PS - If there was a moon-roof delete in NA for the 335, I would have checked that box
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