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Unread 10-15-2012, 10:35 PM   #4

Name: Manolito
Title: Member
Status: Offline
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sacramento
Rate My Car: 339 / 340
Your Ride: (2) '97 328s; '04 330; '04 325iT
I insisted on a manual tranny wagon. Preferably white, preferably a 5 series. I looked for a year. I found only one manual 5 series wagon in all that time, and it was snapped up by an employee of the Range Rover dealership that took it in trade.

I ended up with a white 325 manual wagon with 100k miles on it. I like it, but it is half as fast as the 328 I gave my daughter, yet gets 3 mpg lower mileage. The poor mileage is because of the low speed rear end that they put in the 325 e46 wagon and convertible.

I passed over several beautiful manual tranny 528 and 530 sedans. Sometimes I think I should have snagged one of those instead. A 528 with a fold-down rear seat would hold about as much as my 325 wagon.
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