2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo Long-Term Road Test
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edited September 2014 in BMW
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Can you expound on your comments on seat comfort? I believe you have the M-sport package & sport seats as a result - was the bolstering too much? No lumbar support? Too narrow of seats for you? Not enough leg support?
What'd you think of the road noise, wind noise, overall ride feel?
How'd you do on fuel economy?
Any thoughts on the sound of that 4-cylinder after 6+ hours of driving?
This seat experience sounds very similar to that of my 2006 330i with sports pkg. Seats got uncomfortable after about 90 minutes.
Funny thing is the much plainer looking seats in my 2012 Jeep Wrangler are all day comfy. At the end of an all day trip I realize that I didn't think about the seats at all.
p.s. I am a skinny dood before someone claims that the BMW's seats were too snug. No issues at all w the seats in an x5 or 5 series.
In regards to the post, 'You'd have to leave your Tesla at home in such circumstances, as we did. But this isn't necessarily damning news for the Model S. Anyone who has the coin to own one probably owns a few gas-powered cars they can choose from. Or they should, at least.'
The other option would be for someone to rent a car when a trip like this is needed. Your could probably rent a car at your local Avis/Hertz/Enterprise for ~$30/day with unlimited miles. Given the need for this kind of trip only happens maybe once a year, that'd certainly be a more fiscally responsible option than owning a second car, and I don't think going through the rental car process wouldn't have added too much more time.