3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
thats like asking "should I have good kitty or bad kitty". Kitty representing BMW(not meaning a bad and slow car, but meaning what men want). Its like, either way your getting kitty(a bmw), but what would you rather have bad kitty(automatic) or good kitty(manual)? sorry to all those women that I offended.
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"You gotta fix the nut behind the wheel before you fix the bolts on the car"
Manual, for goodness sake it's a 'sports' sedan/coupe.
Seriously though it's about a full second difference time from 0-60. What's 1 second at 60mph? Well.. About 1 1/2 bus lengths, 2 if their tailgating..
If I couldn't drive stick for some reason then I'd go to the Step, I've heard alot of unkind things about the SMG's, even though it's more tempting to me then Steptronic..
You can still work the step pretty good, it's just hard to get good launches, and 'quick' shifts.
Manual is the best though. I live in Atlanta - IE: traffic hell of the south. It makes traffic fun and keeps ya busy. I don't find myself overly shifting, as the BMW gears have alot of distance. It's perfect for those 'parking lot' interstate moments.
I have an auto and don't think I would ever trade it for a manual. I love my BMW, but I did not get it so I can show off my 0-60 or race people at stop lights. I just prefer to sit back and drive the sucker and not have to worry about shifting - but that's just me~
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