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      09-16-2010, 03:27 PM   #4
Bumpiest ride ever

Drives: 2008 BSM 135i (COBB STG 1)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hoboken, NJ

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No offense taken at all, I'm here to learn about the 1 series since I'm hoping to take the plunge. The suspension *is* very stiff (but by no means as painful as other sports cars, see 350Z/370Z). That said, I'm not sure if I agree with the 'boring' bit

A few questions for you:

- What's wrong with an auto 128i? I've driven the new DCT 135i, and it's almost exactly what I have in my GTI. Of course, I realize that the older Steptronics are quite a bit shittier than DCT, but what exactly should I be wary of?

- How is the aftermarket performance scene for the 128i? Since the 128i doesn't have forced induction, I'm guessing it will be slim to none; neither Dinan or Vishnu make anything for the 128i.