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      04-16-2012, 04:56 PM   #221
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I have neither (see cars I do have in my sig).

That said, if I were in the market for and e82 (and I do find them tempting), I'd rather have the 128i than the 135i. I don't like turbo power delivery and the hpfp, carbon buildup, and turbo failure issues are all serious issues that I wouldn't want to have to deal with. The 128 will likely be a MUCH more solid option as people start putting on more miles/owning these out of warranty. Above all else, though... I'd rather have the 220 lbs less weight than the extra HP.

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      04-16-2012, 05:00 PM   #222
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Like i said before, i bought a 135i because of performance.
What a coincidence, that's the same reason a lot of us bought 128i's.
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      04-16-2012, 05:44 PM   #223
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Glad to hear it. 128i is an excellent handling / performing car!

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What a coincidence, that's the same reason a lot of us bought 128i's.
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      04-16-2012, 06:56 PM   #224
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, always some immature little troll lurking in the shadows. Enjoy your 128i .


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Obviously your reading comprehension skills need some work since I didn't attribute the remark about a 128 being a mistake to you.

And talking about someone getting worked over something when you keep replying to my posts with your rebuttals is pretty amusing.
Look who's talking?
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      04-16-2012, 11:19 PM   #225
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      04-16-2012, 11:37 PM   #226
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Comparing the N52 and N54 is like chalk and cheese, completely different motors, both do what they're designed to do very well.

I think the 128i motor is great, plenty of power. I think the only thing that holds it back is the auto transmission. If you've got a manual N52 it's a great combination.

It's not like we're comparing the 135i to a 118i! I do think a tuned 135i is on a whole new level to most things in its price range though.
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      04-17-2012, 03:57 PM   #227
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Steptronic in the 128 is a fantastic combo. Traded in a 2011 Mini Cooper S with JCW Tune and 6 manual to get my 128 and have had no regrets.
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      04-19-2012, 05:19 AM   #228
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128i 6MT on order still awaiting delivery...

no regrets, because i thought it was my last chance to get the NA inline 6.
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      04-19-2012, 08:24 AM   #229
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128i 6MT on order still awaiting delivery...

no regrets, because i thought it was my last chance to get the NA inline 6.
Yup.

The 128i represents everything BMW has learned in the last 30 years put into 1 car. It is all their established tech without any of the new if you option it properly.
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      04-22-2012, 03:25 PM   #230
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For the longest time I tried to convince myself that I didn't regret it and made the right choice with the 128i.

Two months ago my dealer called and said they had a 1M allocation if I was interested. Traded in the 128i and picked up the 1M two weeks ago. Best decision I ever made.
For me, this might have read, "My dealer called and said they had a BMW 18-wheeler allocation..." the M is so far out of my usage profile (commute, occasional trips) I'd never see myself owning one. I'd love to borrow yours, LOL, but the 128 is all-around better for me.
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      04-22-2012, 03:35 PM   #231
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your 128i is over powered by your point. it is capable of doing more than twice the speed limit and can easily exceed the speed limit during regular driving conditions. You should probably turn it in and get a kia forte. (no hate on 128i's whatsoever, great reliable cars)
I would have no problem if they geared my car so that it would do, say, 0-80 in <4 seconds and go no faster than 80. From my perspective, the things I enjoy about driving are not regulated. There is no acceleration limit! My 128 is more than sufficient; the 135 is past the point of diminished return for me.
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      04-22-2012, 03:47 PM   #232
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I would have no problem if they geared my car so that it would do, say, 0-80 in <4 seconds and go no faster than 80. From my perspective, the things I enjoy about driving are not regulated. There is no acceleration limit! My 128 is more than sufficient; the 135 is past the point of diminished return for me.
I apologize if it seemed like i wasn't being rude. I support anyone buying any car that fits their needs and taste and I love 128i's. I just thought your point in the specific post I was responding to was a bit silly.

I agree that low end torque and a nimble car make for an enjoyable vehicle. Thats part of the reason I was so attracted to the 135i and the 1 series in general.
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      04-22-2012, 08:01 PM   #233
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Actually I was agreeing with you. One can only go so fast, and I have been around physics long enough to realize what goes into the 'maximum safe speed' on a road... if you've ever flown over a bit of patchwork at 120 you know exactly what I am talking about - a bump at 60 can get you airborne at 120. But getting to the max speed quickly 9is what does it for me anyway so for me it's not silly since I never really drive over 80 or so. But what I cherish in my 128 is that I can pick a spot in a merge further ahead than in any other car I have driven, get up there and slip right in (unless some nimrod is stopped at the end of the ramp)

On a road like 495/695, I much prefer weaving lanes in the right lanes than pushing my car towards the safe limit of the road I'm on by passing everyone in the left lane - only point I was trying to make; didn't make it very well I spose

The one thing I don't like about the 128 is it seems there's not much to be done mod-wise past cosmetics and paltry 5-10HP gains but like I said it's way enough of a car for me.
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      04-23-2012, 01:41 PM   #234
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The one thing I don't like about the 128 is it seems there's not much to be done mod-wise past cosmetics and paltry 5-10HP gains but like I said it's way enough of a car for me.
You do realize with what are essentially BMW factory tunes you can bump the engine up some 30-50hp right?
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      04-23-2012, 02:26 PM   #235
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You do realize with what are essentially BMW factory tunes you can bump the engine up some 30-50hp right?
Huh?
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      04-23-2012, 11:54 PM   #237
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Oh - well, I'm not sure where you ge the "factory" tuned part, but whatever. My main problem with these tunes is having to pull the ECU and ship it off to Germany. Seems risky...
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Oh - well, I'm not sure where you ge the "factory" tuned part, but whatever. My main problem with these tunes is having to pull the ECU and ship it off to Germany. Seems risky...
AA, in FL, can do it.

Evolve may be doing this in the future, where you can install the tune at home using your laptop.

I think he said OEM since they're based on the 272 hp X5 3.0.
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AA, in FL, can do it.

Evolve may be doing this in the future, where you can install the tune at home using your laptop.

I think he said OEM since they're based on the 272 hp X5 3.0.
AA's tune is only good for 15 hp, according to them. If there were an easy way to get 30-40 more hp, I'd be all over it. There's talk about switching over to the 3-stage intake manifold in conjunction with a tune, but nothing I've seen indicates these kinds of gains.
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AA, in FL, can do it.

Evolve may be doing this in the future, where you can install the tune at home using your laptop.

I think he said OEM since they're based on the 272 hp X5 3.0.
evolve already has done this. You can buy their tune and tuning module for 799. I was going to purchase it about a year ago but i am low on cash and saving up for rims.
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      04-25-2012, 11:19 AM   #241
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evolve already has done this. You can buy their tune and tuning module for 799. I was going to purchase it about a year ago but i am low on cash and saving up for rims.
I don't believe that is correct-- was talking to Sal at evolve about it last week and he said not yet.
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      04-25-2012, 03:46 PM   #242
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No regrets!! With the extra money from not buying the 135 I was able to get my car with everything I wanted in it...
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