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      08-09-2013, 10:07 AM   #81
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Originally Posted by M3ZCP6MT View Post
Originally Posted by M3ZCP6MT
but since a stock 328i handles better than the IS-F, so it is not even a contender in this league.

Nope. I test drove the IS-F and man, it was fast off the line. Felt like I was driving a '69 Camaro SS or something. At about 80 mph, going onto a huge 180 degree on ramp (22 East/5/57 merge, those in California know where...) eased off the gas to shift weight and dived into the turn, MAN, my confidence level just vanished. Felt like it was going to fishtail.

Drove a 328i coupe with M package a few days later and took the same turn. Same technique, and boy, it turned with a little effort on the steering but cleared the turn better than the IS-F. Then took a ///M3, smoothest motion with feedback saying, "go faster, I can handle...". That's why a ///M3 is a ///M3.
you must know that this is just a you problem, right?

in the hands of skilled drivers (much more so than you or I) the ISF has posted excellent lap times, slalom times and skip pad grip levels. far superior to a 328i.

this type of anecdotal evidence really isn't legitimate.

it may be fair to say that you feel more comfortable driving a BMW, but the 328i does NOT handle better than an ISF in any measurable category, nor should it.