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      04-27-2012, 11:16 AM   #269
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Drives: 2010 128i
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Location: Anacortes, WA

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Originally Posted by AW128i View Post
I was tired of driving a manual in 3 hours of stop-and-go traffic five days a week.
Wow, that would be pretty miserable no matter what you were driving.

It looks like these days the manual is a no-cost option. That's kind of a shame, because when I bought you had to pay extra for an auto. I mean, I would've ordered the manual no matter what, but of course it's always nice to be saving some dough (~$1200 in this case, IIRC). Maybe that's why the base price of the 128i seems to be creeping up? It used to be that opting for the manual was a sure fire way to shave a thousand bucks or so off a new car's final price, but many makes seem to be eliminating the price advantage of the MT.

Ironically, if I were set on getting an AT 1er right now, that might push me towards the 135i - just because of the DCT. It sounds pretty cool, for an AT. But I still prefer a 128i 6MT.