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      01-04-2013, 10:20 PM   #23
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The F10 5 series is about the same size as the A6, E350 and the GS350, its about the right size compare to the competitors. On the other hand, the F30 is bigger than its competitors, A4, C300 and IS250. So I guess if one compare apples to apples, the F30 is the one that is over sized.
Hardly. It fits right in with the others, between MB C series and the Audi 4 series:

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I am thinking about getting rid of my E60 (5 series) in favor of the new F30. I drove the new 5, but it feels a bit big and soft to me. Even the M Sport version. I drove both the 535 and 550. 550 has lots of power, but just doesn't feel as tight and snug as my current 5. Drove the 335 M Sport and fell in love with the ride, and all the new improvements.

Will I regret going to the new 3? Anyone else done it?

Thanks for your input.
Went from e60 m5 to f30 335i. Only thing I miss is the power. Tune will help. Very pleased so far.
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I feel like in terms of size the F30 is pretty close to the E60. A little smaller, lower seating position, etc but for me those were a bonus.
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When I decided several months ago to move away from my E92 M3 due to a growing family, I decided on the 535i F10 "on paper". I really like the looks, features, and options available. I had it all spec'd out and was comfortable with the price. I was ready to buy. Then I went to drive it, and my experience was identical to yours. Bah, what a boat. Good for a 65 year old man looking to upgrade from his Buick or Caddy DTS.



I ultimately went with the AH3 M-sport, with the Dynamic Handling Package. I think it's the perfect combo of comfort as well as sportiness.
Wow that's going to be quiet a relief on your wallet at the pump, going from M3 to AH. Have you driven one? It says in your signature PCD on Jan, 18 2013.
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Wow that's going to be quiet a relief on your wallet at the pump, going from M3 to AH. Have you driven one? It says in your signature PCD on Jan, 18 2013.
Yes, I drove the AH3 in November (after driving several 335i's), and promptly placed one for order. The M3 only averaged 14mpg in the year I had it, I'm expecting 30+mpg from the AH.

I still like the F10 from a looks/design standpoint. Maybe for the LCI they'll sharpen up the looks just a bit as well as the handling/performance, and I'll consider it once again.
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I really really wanted to get an F10 535i. Loved the exterior looks, interior setup and comfort seats were to die for. I test drove the car about 6 times, but I just kept on being disappointed every time.

When I test drove the F30 with adaptive suspension I got really interested. What put me over the top was seeing an EbII at a dealer in person, almost shed a tear at the beauty.
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