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Thinking a 2014 (or 2012+ really) 335i, but am open to other ideas. Briefly considered a 135i too.

1 - I don't want an appliance car (read: Accord). I want something with some character to it. Bonus points for something somewhat unique (obviously BMW is not that)
2 - I don't really want something too much slower than what I have now. Not as concerned with 0-60 times but more so what it feels like when I floor it. I enjoy going around corners kinda quick too so no LS powered land yachts plz
3 - I'm moving away from my current 07 335i because of repair costs vs what the thing is actually worth, so I place value on some warranty (via factory or certified pre-owned) This would be less of a concern with a more reliable/less expensive to fix car, and more so with most European cars.
4 - Budget is < $30k, but would prefer to be closer to $25k.
5 - I don't drive very much as I almost exclusively work at home, so this would mostly be for grocery getting plus the occasional trip...not concerned with MPGs.
6 - Don't necessarily need a sedan.
7 - Am leaning manual, but could stomach an auto if needed.

Going in a different direction, I thought about a used Volt but never did any serious research. Have any of you done much research on used electric vehicles? What kind of money do you have to set aside to replace the batteries?

7/3/2017 8:24:29 PM

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buy my 08 m3 sedan for $24k 77k on the clock. white w/ fox red leather.

7/4/2017 9:55:45 AM

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^^ The Volt is garbage. I test drove one last year. Interior quality is still like a Rubbermaid container. Drive feel was okay. If you can wait a year or so used Model 3s will be on the market.. have you considered a used i3?

7/4/2017 10:50:04 AM

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Fiesta ST

7/4/2017 1:06:07 PM

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BMWs suck these day, build quality is shit now

7/5/2017 8:06:49 AM

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if i was going to spend $30k on a car would prob look something like this

7/5/2017 6:48:11 PM

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Sounds like BMW has responded to market wishes and made the 2011+ 3 series more luxury focused and less targeted at the enthusiast...their 8sp auto has been getting rave reviews though. The M235i appears to be the more enthusiast focused offering, as the 1 series was before it. I can't get past the 135i styling, but the M235i looks nice.

7/6/2017 11:49:59 AM

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Maybe? Most reviews I've read say the M235i understeers too much. Writers seem to prefer the 228i or M2.

7/7/2017 8:47:23 AM

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https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=459856202&zip=27612&referrer=%2Fcars-for-sale%2Fsearchresults.xhtml%3Fzip%3D27612%26showcaseOwnerId%3D64817731%26startYear%3D1981%26sortBy%3DderivedpriceASC%26incremental%3Dall%26firstRecord%3D0%26endYear%3D2018%26modelCodeList%3DFOCUS%26makeCodeList%3DFORD%26searchRadius%3D0%26trimCodeList%3DFOCUS%257CRS&startYear=1981&numRecords=25&firstRecord=0&endYear=2018&modelCodeList=FOCUS&makeCodeList=FORD&searchRadius=0&makeCode1=FORD&modelCode1=FOCUS

7/7/2017 11:11:06 AM

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A focus. For $33k. Used.

wat

[Edited on July 8, 2017 at 10:01 PM. Reason : wat]

7/8/2017 10:00:52 PM

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