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I'm a Honda-Acura whorist. I love those products and helped two friends buy TSXs and they love 'em. Best bang for the buck is the TSX, fully loaded and the reliability is spot on. Cost of maintenance is low, since a lot of the same parts can be sourced from Honda. It's a fun little car to drive around and it still looks very good.
The BMW is a whole different kind of car. Really, comparing the two isn't even close. I'm of the camp, if you're going to get a three series, don't pick up the 325 or the 328. Just screams, "I couldn't afford the bigger engine, but I wanted to pose and pick up the smaller one." That's just my opinion. Honestly, the only reason you'd pick up the smaller displacement is for the AWD.
That being said, the 325/8 is a garbage car if not equipped with the sport package. Honestly, the Sport package is BMW's claim to fame. Everything you've heard about connectedness and driver's machine is because the Sport package is so good. My sister has the newer E90 coupe and I swear, it was horrid.
The DBW throttle was horrible. Steering was a bit numb. But the driving position was very good. Get ready for high maintenance costs. But! You get exclusivity. You're a Bimmer owner now. All the middle fingers you see, yup, pointed at you!
I love the BMW motor. Great motor. But again, only with the sport package. Hard to vote on either of these cars because they're both decent. But I'd have to give the edge to the TSX.
BUUUUUUUUUT.... if you say 328is (note the "s"), then I'd pick up the Bimmer. The Sport package makes a HUGE difference in how the car drives.
"Itīs not easier to ride, but I donīt need something easier, I need something faster." - Nicky Hayden #69
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Last edited by sooperman12; 05-16-2008 at 10:10 AM.