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      07-30-2011, 02:23 PM   #2
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Drives: 2013 Santorini E92 M3
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Dallas, TX

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Originally Posted by Seattle S65B40 View Post
Loaner: I have a 328i Xdrive. I realize dealerships are under no obligation to provide a loaner, but BMW Seattle does and they offer newer model BMWs. There were several other cars that I would have had my pick from (335s and F10 5 series) that could have potentially been available. It would be nice if I got to drive a 335 or 535 to see what the N54/N55 is all about. call me a snob, but coming from an E92 M3 to a E90 328 Xdrive makes the latter feel like a minivan. Oh well, sure beats having to get a ford fusion from enterprise out of pocket.
Look forward to reading the results (mine has production date of 3/08).

FWIW, I feel as if I've been able to drive most of the BMW product line through various appointments (brakes, oil changes, service engine soon messages, etc). The 5 series GT was fast in a straight line but cornering was just... awful. Biggest complaints I usually have with non-M loaners is how thin the steering wheels are and how flat the seats are. Every time I get my car back I smile when I climb in.
Just a girl and her 863 ponies...
2013 Santorini M3, 2016 328i Alpine White Wagon (Lab hauler), 199x wrapped E36 M3 (because racecar)