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      08-14-2012, 01:11 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Templar View Post
The N52 just seems slow to me, and I have driven the 328. I know the 128 is lighter, but I am just not a fan of that engine.
A 128 is quicker than any pre-2001 M3, and any pre-2006 3-series. Many of us who've owned the older models are perfectly happy with the performance, especially with 6 speeds and valvetronic. Plus, to some of us, real BMWs don't have turbos. It's the linear power delivery, combined with superior steering/ braking feel, that defines a BMW.

Good thing you weren't around when sports car enthusiasts were driving MGs, Triumphs, and Alfas. You'd have killed yourself.