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Used to own a 2007 SI with hondata and exhaust. Traded it for a 335 BMW and am now thinking of going back to an SI. Just drove the 2017 and loved it. I'll see what they will give me for the BMW! Already told my wife I see another Hondata in my future!

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Hello everyone,

Used to own a 2007 SI with hondata and exhaust. Traded it for a 335 BMW and am now thinking of going back to an SI. Just drove the 2017 and loved it. I'll see what they will give me for the BMW! Already told my wife I see another Hondata in my future!

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Welcome! What is making you go back to an si after having a 335?
 

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Cost - new battery cost $550 special dry cell. Needs to be programmed by BMW. Oil change $150 7 quarts of special 15,000 mile oil. The spark plugs need to be changed $150 for 6 plugs, if you want genuine BMW. Some say if you do it yourself that BMW still needs to program the computer some say not. BMW wants $400 to change the plugs. Left stranded once it the fuel line blown off the car.

It goes great in the snow with all wheel drive and 4 snows but I never had a problem with my SI either.

I also miss my manual transmission - the BMW is automatic BLAH!
 

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Hello everyone,

Used to own a 2007 SI with hondata and exhaust. Traded it for a 335 BMW and am now thinking of going back to an SI. Just drove the 2017 and loved it. I'll see what they will give me for the BMW! Already told my wife I see another Hondata in my future!

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Bro, whoa whoa slow your roll, you realize you have a BMW right? I regret to inform your wife may be uniformly against you on this. You should consider the CVT so your wife can drive it. It's an inhouse unit.
 

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My wife drives a manual as well. We have a whole family of manual drivers here, my daughter and son both prefer a manual.

This is my third BMW, I had a 1997 328 and they've all been down hill from that one. While the 2011 is the fastest it is the quirkiest and most expensive. Everything is back to the dealer.

But that all said my wife wants the BMW instead of her car.
 

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Then give her the beamer and trade her car in for the Si if its doable. I had a benz years ago and although I make more money then I did then in reality it isn't if you can afford the car payment with those cars its can you afford all the mx it requires. The moment I moved out to California and saw premium gas was over 4$ I knew that benz had to go with the amount of driving I would be doing. Living in DFW now premium is just over $2.50 and although the benz certainly was a nice sporty car I rather keep money in my pocket for living life and doing stuff then into a car. Honda is not a bad car and of course its no BMW or benz but having a reliable brand that if you do need to fix stuff won't cost you an arm and leg to fix is worth it to me.
 

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Welcome! I know what you're talking about I had an 09 Si coupe and then got into a 14 Maxima because I wanted more space and features. I loved the car it was fully loaded and got a good deal on it but the CVT was horrible and had a know issue of shitting the bed after time and I didn't want that ticking time bomb to worry about specially since I am a very spirited driver. Picked up a 10th gen Si about 3 weeks ago and its the best decision I've made and I havent even missed all the features of the max. Although it was no BMW the max was a nice step up but I have way to much fun driving this car and missed the 6speed way tooo much lol. Good luck on your venture hope you join the family again!
 
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