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SBN

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650 posts

32 months

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Just test drove a 06 330i e90 auto. Lovely car, loads of extras. Had a e46 330ci. Manual before and a e91 330d auto before that.

The 330i e90 has only good reviews but it left me feeling flat... The performance felt flat, lazy and not the electric

Maybe the dsg vrs octavia I was driving all day has spoilt me but the bmw just felt old hat.

Does anyone agree or could share some experiences?

I'm gonna go and see an r32 and I'm hoping its a little bit more fun ???

XitUp

7,690 posts

84 months

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If the R32 is an old Skyline, then yeah, it will probably be more fun. If it's a Golf, it might not be, but will sound quite nice.

irf

732 posts

105 months

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dont know if this is your problem but driving an N/A after a turbo always makes the N/A feel flat even if in reality they're as quick as each other.

SBN

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650 posts

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Yeah the na vs turbo was what I was thinking and after a few miles in the bmw I'd probably enjoy it but your right it just felt flat and seemed to take forever to hit the red line.

And yes I meant the golf r32 lol

Might go back to a gti?

Max_Torque

6,900 posts

97 months

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330i in "not a sports car" shocker............. ;-)
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rallycross

5,488 posts

117 months

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You need to go for a drive in '335i (petrol twin turbo 306'bhp but gives good mpg on long runs).

E90' too heavy for the 330 to be exciting.

335 a different level of performance yet same sort of price as 330.

PompeyPaul

207 posts

63 months

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SBN said:
Yeah the na vs turbo was what I was thinking and after a few miles in the bmw I'd probably enjoy it but your right it just felt flat and seemed to take forever to hit the red line.

And yes I meant the golf r32 lol

Might go back to a gti?
The GTI isnt much slower than the R32 initially, but at higher speeds you will notice more of a difference.

Until a couple of months back I had a mk 5 Golf R32. Really enjoyed it. Not the quickest thing by any stretch, but was plenty quick enough for most day to day driving and country roads. Also sounds AMAZING. A real comfortable car, will feel more refined than a lot of other hatches. I averaged around 25mpg with mixed driving.

Motorrad

4,629 posts

67 months

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It's a grower- you'd appreciate it more the longer you used it.

Still no sports car however and not a vehicle I'd choose to own.

Great if you get use of one to tool along in however.

Lowtimer

846 posts

48 months

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of course, if you've only driven that one, there may be something wrong with it. Might not even have been getting full throttle.

SBN

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650 posts

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I have decided against buying it as it will soon hit mileages where it will be effectively worthless (near 70k). I do around 20k a year, have a fuel card and can only afford around 11k for a new car.

Was really dissapointed as the 330i gave a bit more of a grown up image than a hatch back. But am looking at a 57plate low mileage 26k gti tomorrow.

Any other recomendations I should look at, just needs to have 4 doors.

toxicnerve

6,855 posts

57 months

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You've just become used to a torque laden turbo diesel surely?

You just have to work a the 330i a little harder...

M3RMS

728 posts

93 months

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The 330i is a grower - but it is ultimately a very grown up option.

I replaced my GTI with one and personally I prefer it. The engine really is a peach compared to the GTI and the extra displacement really makes a difference.

But..... The GTI is a sharper chassis, much more lively round the twisties.

The 330 takes a while to appreciate but it is fantastically balanced. Problem is though, it's nowhere near as exciting as an M3 in any department. Ultimately it's just a very good family car!

Surprised you thought the engine was flat though - as I do really, really rate it.


SBN

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650 posts

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So the GTi I have owned before and i just took one out for a spin in a friends as the one im viewing tomorrow is 100 miles away. And well errr there isnt much in it between this and the 330i.

Tonight i have seen a 335i on the BMW used site and i might have a word with them in the morning.

I keep being drawn to a e90 as they are just a bit more grown up, have toys and will eat the miles in comfort. God im getting old (33 lol). I guess your right the 330i was a silky drive it just needed a bit of winding up to get going LOL.

SBN

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650 posts

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Oh dear.... so after a few test drives in the above i actually went back and took the 330i out again. And errrrr all i can say is this car is great, it does everything i want it too and more.

So ummmm my new car sitting on the drive is errrr the 330i which im very impressed with.


ArsE92

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Pablo16v

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77 months

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laugh

philmots

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140 months

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have another laugh

SBN

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650 posts

32 months

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Ha ha ha very good
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