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I am 100% certain that I will be getting the IS next year once the manual drops, but still, I wanted to check out the 328i and see what all the ruckus is about. So, I went by the local dealer today at lunch to see what they had to offer. The salesman was very helpful and knew the car inside and out, like a good rep should. His eyes almost hit the pavement when I told him 1. I had never driven a BMW, and 2. that Im also looking at an IS. He practically DEMANDED that I drive one.


So, we head out in a loaded 2k 328 w/ sport package, and auto-slushbox. My first impression was that it was a very nice car, but boring (IMO) inside. It had good throttle response, and the engine sounded great. We found a road where there was some SERIOUS curves, and he switched off the DSC and told me to NAIL it. I did, just as we were heading into an S-curve with a posted speed limit of 35 mph. I was really surprised and impressed at how it gripped the corner. I was able to drift thru the curve at over 60, using only one hand to steer. Not bad


I didnt notice it at the time, but when I thought back, I realized that for most of the test drive, I had that big SAG that everyone talks about, lol. Nice ride, but my heart belongs to the IS
 

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Oh no. Not another SAG/Bimmer post. Young and Clam will be posting away shortly


SMRA, ISFan, Agent Smith: Help another Bimmer post (at least it's not another "BMW is great IS Sucks" thread).

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[This message has been edited by cardinal_creek (edited September 26, 2000).]
 

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AHHHHHHHH another BMW post. Cardinal I can not handle it!!! AHHHHH, oh well, I am over it now.

If I were interested in a BMW I would not go with the 328, go 330.

Oh well. Like I have said before, to plain on the inside for my tast.

What is SAG?
 

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BMW's arent bad..except for the electric problems i keep hearing about. They look pretty clean. I see alot of new bmws though. Not many Is's around houston..maybe see one a week if im lucky?
 

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SAG means Silly Ass Grin.

And there is some truth to it. I know that I was grinning like an idiot cause I was having SO much fun behind the wheel.

I grinned while driving the IS too though. Especially at the way the salesman kept hanging onto the grab handles, lol
 

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Watch how quickly that SAG turn in to a WTF frown after you're handed a ridiculous invoice for something you thought was covered under warranty...

[This message has been edited by brad (edited September 26, 2000).]
 

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LOL, I came in here thinking,"why are these 30K cars owners talking about sagging pants?"

oops, I'm showing my age


I'll be quiet now.
 

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No, no, no. Stupid and gullible.


Originally posted by cardinal_creek:
I thought it meant Snob-ass Astronomical-cost Garage-mobile.
 

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bmw's dn't really break down a lot...its just the parts need to be maintenanced and chagned regularly...i dont' think europeans mind,...its jsut that we've become lazy and dont' want to pay for maintenace on teh car when we have japan here making cars that barely need oil changes... (not that its good for th car but they still run)....
 

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That's a crappy excuse for the Germans. There's a reason why Mercedes and BMW have both given us more reliable cars that cost less and perform better than in recent past(in the past five to ten years)- the Japanese.

Originally posted by mrclam:
bmw's dn't really break down a lot...its just the parts need to be maintenanced and chagned regularly...i dont' think europeans mind,...its jsut that we've become lazy and dont' want to pay for maintenace on teh car when we have japan here making cars that barely need oil changes... (not that its good for th car but they still run)....


[This message has been edited by brad (edited September 27, 2000).]
 

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either way. i still dobut the germans will ever be anywhere near close to the japanese level of maintenance. i seriously doubt my dad ever changes the oil in his previa....except for adding some and the scheduled services. but i know he takes care of his mercedes, my dad feeds 1000+ into the old benz every single year. honsetly, to me they are two different natures of cars, and i'm quite sure that the germans have been more effective in their efficiency and output in engineering, but that has a cost...and yes they have improved because of japan, but i doubt they will ever get to japan's level, not for a while =)
 

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Agreed, Clam.

Originally posted by mrclam:
either way. i still dobut the germans will ever be anywhere near close to the japanese level of maintenance. i seriously doubt my dad ever changes the oil in his previa....except for adding some and the scheduled services. but i know he takes care of his mercedes, my dad feeds 1000+ into the old benz every single year. honsetly, to me they are two different natures of cars, and i'm quite sure that the germans have been more effective in their efficiency and output in engineering, but that has a cost...and yes they have improved because of japan, but i doubt they will ever get to japan's level, not for a while =)
 
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