Originally Posted by nonames123
Just getting up in miles 115K and as you stated maintenance kills you. I had to have the transmission replaced at 94K, luckily under CPO warranty or it would have been 7 grand. It was a great car and very fun to drive. It is in excellent shape so I had a hard time deciding what to do.
I hear you brother! My car was an e46 and very fun to drive. You must have had either an e46 (produced until 2006) or an e90 which was also a blast. What a relatively flat torque curve on those cars!!!
I test drove the current 3 series (f30) and the IS350 f sport. While neither equaled my e46 in total driving pleasure/experience, the IS came much closer, hence my choice. Was this your experience as well?
Once I made the decision because of driving dynamics, the bonus of more comfortable seating and Lexus reliability was icing on the cake.