Just wanted to say hello to all other members. Last week, the wife and I purchased our first "Ultimate Driving Machine" ... a 2002 330ci with Steptronic, sport and premium. I can't get over how fun it is to drive this car; the car truly handles like it is "on rails". The engine pulls solidly throughout the RPM range ... no matter how hard we push the car it never seems too strain the engine. Course we haven't pushed it too hard (not over 4500 rpms); we're still cautious with our new ride.
Also, I've noticed the Steptronic seems to provide much more engine braking than a normal automatic tranny. Anyone else notice this? In our other autos, when you back off the gas you coast. But with the 3, when you back off the gas you immediately slow down ... almost like a manual. Guess it's a Steptronic thing.
Anyway, enough rambling. Just glad to be an owner and a member of this board.
2002 Titanium Silver 330ci
Steptronic, Sport, Premium, Heated seats, Bi-xenon