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      01-23-2014, 04:17 PM   #1
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M235i or 535i?

Unsure, as a 135i owner - my heart has been set on an M235i, but lately I've been going back and forth between the M235i and a 535i sedan.

Any opinions?!
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      01-23-2014, 04:31 PM   #2
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I would look at.. how tall/big/small you are... shouldn't be that big of an issue since you have a 1 series and also do you have other people you need to drive around? wife kids friends etc.
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      01-23-2014, 05:48 PM   #3
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It's a bit of an odd comparison... Not even the same price range.

What are you looking for in your next car?
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Two very different cars - not sure why they would be cross-shopped? For eg. the 5er is clearly a 4 seater, the M235i is really a 2 seater for all practical purposes. The 5 is a big car IMO, whereas the 2 is more mid to small size. With the N55 engine in both, the 2 will outperform the 5, but the 5 is more luxury oriented. I would buy the M235i, but I would not buy the 5er, with any engine.

It really comes down to what you want/need in a car??
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      01-23-2014, 07:41 PM   #5
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easy, do you need a large sedan or a small coupe...
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Wife and kids? 535i. Maybe just Gf? M235i. No Gf either? Porsche.
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Unsure, as a 135i owner - my heart has been set on an M235i, but lately I've been going back and forth between the M235i and a 535i sedan.

Any opinions?!
both are heavy and bloated....but the 535 is good of you have a big family or something. If you actually want to enjoy driving than the 2er is your better bet.....or even best if you just keep the 135
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Like others have said what are you using it for? If you came from a 135i you'll most likely end up getting bored with the 535i. Get the m235i, save some money, and buy the LSD add on and a tune to get a very fun car to drive
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      01-24-2014, 04:32 PM   #9
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Wouldn't a 335 F30 be a good compromise between those two?
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Wife and kids? 535i. Maybe just Gf? M235i. No Gf either? Porsche.
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Can't wait to get my hands on a M235i. What a sexy car.
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Cars are totally opposite in size, personality and driving characteristics. If you need 4 doors and space then clearly the 5 is a good way to go. If you don't need 4 doors and want something with a sporty personality then the M235i would be the way to go. As I am typing this I realize I am not saying anything that you don't already know. Good luck
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I just saw the teaser of the 2 series on the street and it's taken more of the 1 series genes. Although they are both good looking cars i would go with the 5er because it is more luxury and comfortable. The con of having a 5er is that it's slower and also not as gas efficient compared to any other car.
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      01-27-2014, 12:43 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the feedback!

I realize it's a bit odd, I am aware they are completely different cars (price/size/etc). just generally though, I don't necessarily need a 535i but I love the way they look and drive. I've had a coupe for awhile, and have been considering maybe it would be nice to have some extra room (if I did need to pick up people etc) however, I love the go of my 135i.

Definitely leaning towards the 235i. I live in the city, so despite the 535i giving me extra room it's probably not as efficient as a smaller car in a city environment.

Thank you everyone again for all the feedback!
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I understand your dilemma. I love the looks of the 535 also and wouldn't mind getting one as a cruiser. I think you'd have more fun with a 235 when it comes down to driveability considering it weighs much less.

I'd say choose the 235 or keep your 135 in the end.
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I would get tired of driving such a big car. I would need a second "fun" car to go along with the 535i.
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I understand your dilemma. I love the looks of the 535 also and wouldn't mind getting one as a cruiser. I think you'd have more fun with a 235 when it comes down to driveability considering it weighs much less.

I'd say choose the 235 or keep your 135 in the end.
Had not considered keeping my 135i if I got the 535i honestly - I am definitely leaning towards that 235i though, it just looks and sounds so good!!
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